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  • Introducing the “Pellet Challenge”
    The Pellet Challenge is an educational campaign to inform homeowners of the benefits of heating with wood pellets. A fuel-savings calculator compares energy costs of natural gas, propane or electricity to the lower costs of heating with pellets. Pellets are an eco-friendly way to heat an entire home or supplement existing furnace systems—and save money. Quadra-Fire® and Harman™ both offer many free-standing pellet stoves and fireplace inserts. Consumers who take the Pellet Challenge can enter to win a free pellet appliance.

    Take the Pellet Challenge
    The Pellet Challenge highlights a worldwide trend towards using renewable and environmentally-friendly energy. According to the Pellet Fuels Institute, approximately 1 million homes in the U.S. currently use wood pellets for heating. Harman and Quadra-Fire both offer a wide variety of pellet stoves and inserts.

    Homeowners who take the Pellet Challenge can:
    • Discover cost savings by utilizing pellet heat
    • Be automatically entered to win a pellet stove or insert
    • Learn how pellet heating helps the environment and their pocketbook
    • Select a stove or insert to determine payback times with pellet heat

    An Economical Option
    Pellets offer more cost stability over natural gas, propane and electricity—and are significantly more economical. Based on 2010 data for fuel prices and heating a 1,700 square-foot home in a cold-climate state, switching to pellets from:
    • Fuel oil reduces heating costs approximately $800 per heating season.
    • Propane reduces heating costs approximately $1,000 per heating season.
    • Electricity reduces heating costs nearly $1,800 per heating season.

    Good for Homeowners, Great for Mother Nature
    Pellets are generally made from recycled wood and agricultural byproducts. They are mostly produced in North America—and known for extended burn times and impressive efficiency ratings. Burning one ton of pellets instead of oil reduces carbon emissions by nearly 1.5 tons, according to the Pellet Fuels Institute.

    "Heating with renewable pellet fuel is a practical option for many households," said Quadra-Fire Vice President Dan Henry. "Many stoves can produce steady, regulated heat for up to 24 hours on a single load of pellets, with minimal ash clean up. Due to pellet density and high burn efficiencies, the stoves emit extremely low outside air particulates, helping reduce air pollution and greenhouse gases."

    Added Pellet Incentives
    Quadra-Fire and Harman are currently offering a coupon for $300 off qualifying pellet-burning appliances through March 31, 2012. Visit Harman or Quadra-Fire to print this web-only coupon.

    To learn more about the Pellet Challenge or to view a selection of pellet appliances, please visit

    About Quadra-Fire®
    Quadra-Fire is a leading producer of fireplaces, stoves and inserts burning gas, wood, pellets, corn and other alternative fuels. Quadra-Fire hearth products deliver clean, durable and long-lasting performance. The company is headquartered in Colville, WA and is a member of the Hearth & Home Technologies family of brands. For more information, please visit

    About Harman™
    Dane Harman began making wood stoves in his garage in Halifax, Pennsylvania in 1979. The core of his inspiration was creating stoves "Built to a standard, not a price." More than three decades later, this vision remains a guiding principle of every distinctive, powerful and responsible product bearing the Harman name. Now a part of Hearth & Home Technologies, Inc. (HHT), Harman manufactures stoves, inserts and central heating units burning wood, coal, pellets and other alternative fuels. For more information, please visit


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