It’s Cinco de Mayo! That means tacos, margarita’s and end of season stove and service bargains!

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Arriba!!! Arriba!!! I get carried away. It’s May, it’s hot and Summer has arrived early in Nevada City. This time of year our thoughts turn to picnics, trips to the river, planting in the garden and taking a nap in the hammock under a shady tree. But don’t completely forget about Winter because, to quote Arnold, “I’ll be baauuk!” Now is the time to think about preparing your house to be warm and cozy when the cold rain and snow begins to fall again. Some of the best deals of the entire year are available now. Don’t wait till August or September because they’ll be gone.

Avalon Pendleton

Avalon Pendleton

We were just out at the Grass Valley Union’s Home and Garden Show last weekend where we talked to many savy, forward thinking people about our end of the season stove bargains and service special savings. Many took advantage of the chance to save money during our off season and you should too! Don’t be left out in the cold. Some examples are up to 25% savings on Avalon clearance wood stoves and fireplace inserts, Avalon pellet stoves, and Avalon gas inserts and fireplaces.

Hearthstone Manchester

Hearthstone Manchester

We also have the beautiful Hearthstone soapstone wood stoves or Hearthstone cast iron wood stoves on sale, including the new Hearthstone Marchester. (Hearthstone is for local customers only or those who don’t have local dealers within 50 miles prepared to serve them)

On top of the special stove pricing discounts, you can take a 10% credit on your Federal Taxes through 2013. Just buy a new efficient Wood or Pellet Stove and receive a 10% Tax Credit up to $300. on qualifying models. A $2000 stove saves you $200, so you get a new $2000 efficient heater For $1800. This is in addition to our special end of season pricing and reduced off season installation rates. Read about the Federal Wood/Pellet Stove Tax Credit for all the details.

Do you have a stove now but just need it serviced for the Winter? Take advantage of our reduced Service and Installation Special rates through August 31st. Get your wood stove chimney swept, your pellet stove cleaned and tuned or your gas stove annual service at reduced service rates so you’ll be ready to fire it up and go next Fall.Just think of this as a sale on peace of mind.

We make it easy and economical to prepare for next Winter. Just email us at info@woodheatstoves.com or call us at 530-265-8618 to get started.

Wood Heat Stoves and Solar | Introducing the new Hearthstone Castleton Soapstone Wood Stove!

The Renewable Energy Tax Credit has been reinstated for 2013! Right on the heels of this announcement Hearthstone brings exciting changes to their stove lineup. One of these surprises is a brand new soapstone model, the Castleton 8030 Soapstone Woodstove. This mid-size soapstone model is designed to bridge the gap between larger Hearthstone models such as the Heritage Soapstone Wood Stove and smaller units like the Tribute Soapstone Wood Stove. To kick off the celebration of this brand new Hearthstone stove model, a SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY SALE PRICE IS OFFERED THROUGH MAY 31, 2013. Visit the HEARTHSTONE Castleton 8030 Soapstone Woodstove web page at www.WoodHeatStoves.com for details.

Hearthstone Castleton 8030 Soapstone Woodstove

Hearthstone Castleton 8030 Soapstone Woodstove

With 45,000 BTU’s, this stove is designed to heat up to 1500 sq. ft. depending on climate and other factors. This firebox fits 18″ logs and uses economical 6″ wood stove chimney pipe. The Hearthstone Castleton wood stove is certified for ember floor protection only, which saves you money! No additional R-value hearth designs required.

The Castleton wood stove is mobile home certified, with an optional outside air kit available. Other options include a blower kit, rear heat shield and spark screen. Hearthstone Castleton Stove Specifications-

Hearthstone Castleton 8030 Soapstone Woodstove

Hearthstone Castleton 8030 Soapstone Woodstove

Features:
•  Single lever air control
•  Decorative interior cast panels
•  Decorative side emblems
•  Escalera ready - for easy installation.
•  Safety label pocket
•  Replaceable door latch
•  Equinox inspired hinges
•  Tall feet – improved airflow, cleaning, and floor protection requirements.

Specifications:

•  Size: 45,000 BTUs
•  Heats up to: 1500 sq. ft.
•  Emissions: 2.71 grams per hour
•  Maximum log length: 18+”
•  Flue Exit: Top and Rear, 6”
•  Mobile home certified
•  Floor Protection: Ember Protection Only
•  Finishes: Matte Black/Brown Enamel

Optional Accessories:
•  Outside air kit
•  Blower kit
•  Rear heat shield kit
•  Spark screenHearthstone Castleton 8030 Soapstone Woodstove dimensions

Hearthstone is a protected dealer network. Wood Heat Stoves and Solar serves Nevada City, California and the surrounding area. To check and see if we are your Hearthstone dealer visit the Hearthstone “dealer locator“. For stove customers without a local dealer, call toll free 1-877-265-8618 or email us at info@woodheatstoves.com

Exciting News! The Renewable Energy Tax Credit has just been reinstated for 2013

Good news If you’re considering buying a wood or pellet stove!

The Renewable Energy Tax Credit that expired at the end of 2011 has not only been reinstated for 2013, but is also retroactive for all of 2012. This means that if you purchased a qualifying stove in 2012, you can still claim the tax credit credit. This is great news for new purchases, too, because you can claim a 10% tax credit on a qualifying new wood or pellet stove up to $300. When this ended in 2011, we were not expecting to see another incentive program like this come along again. This is probably the last time we will see this so make sure you take advantage of it.

Hearthstone Heritage

Hearthstone Heritage

The Senate Committee on Finance included in a bill, the Family and Business Tax Cut Certainty Act, the extension of energy efficiency tax credits including the $300 “25C tax credit” for home installation of biomass stoves and boilers. The bill would allow residential consumers to continue to be eligible for the tax credit until December 31, 2013, a two-year extension of the previous deadline. There’s no better time than now to upgrade your old, inefficient wood or pellet stove with new, modern technology that will save you money every hour you burn while it’s keeping you warm and cozy.

The great thing about the tax credit is that it’s independent of other sales, so this savings is in addition to other discounts we offer on the various brands we carry. We have clearance pricing now on select Avalon Stoves, discontinued Hearthstone models, and new Hearthstone models for local customers or customers that don’t have a local dealer within 100 miles. We also carry Jamestown pellet stoves, known for their reliability, and the economical Windsor line of woodstoves. You could potentially save up to $700-$800. or more on this entire package! Take advantage now of this great opportunity to save money and add a beautiful and functional addition to your home.

 

 

Wood Stove Tax Credit ends Dec. 31st, 2010

CLICK HERE TO FIND A NEW WOOD OR PELLET STOVE AND GET 30% FEDERAL TAX CREDIT UNTIL DEC. 31st, 2010!
Buy a New Efficient Wood Stove and recieve a 30% Tax Credit up to $1500 on Qualifying Models, Chimney, and Installation!!
Example 1: a $2000 Stove Saves You $600, so You get a $2000 New Effecient Heater For $1400!! Example 2: a $3000 Stove and $330 Chimney Saves You $999, so You Get a $3300 Stove and Chimney System For $2331!!
On Top of the Fedral Tax Credit, OUR STOVES ARE ON SALE!! CALL FOR SPECIAL SALE PRICING, toll free 1-877-265-8618

Click Here to view Qualifying HearthStone Models!!

Tax Credit FAQs

Q: What is a federal consumer tax credit?

A: Consumers claim the credit on their federal income tax form at the end of the year. This new credit reduces the amount of tax you owe. The new credit is a reduction of total income tax at the bottom of your return, up to $1500. This tax credit is a non-refundable tax credit available for individuals who pay taxes and who make energy-conscious purchases to improve the energy efficiency of their home.

Note: With regard to tax credits vs. tax deductions, in general, a tax credit is more valuable than a similar tax deduction. A tax credit reduces the tax you pay, dollar-for-dollar. Tax deductions – such as those for home mortgages and charitable giving – lower your taxable income.

Q: When does this tax credit go into effect and how long will it last?

A: The tax credit went into effect January 1, 2009 and is valid only for the purchase of a qualifying biomass stove during 2009 and 2010. The maximum tax credit for the two-year period is $1500. The sales receipt must indicate that the purchase was made between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2010.

Q: Who determined the tax credit guidelines for the qualifying units?

A: The Department of the Treasury, and specifically, the IRS.

In accordance with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Part III, Section 1121, Energy Conservation Incentives, non-businesses may qualify for this credit if the wood or pellet stoves meet the criteria of 75% or better efficiency as measured using a lower heating value (LHV). The formula to calculate LHV is further defined by the Canadian Standards Association CSA B415.1. This calculation is subject to change until ratified by the IRS. Should said calculation be modified in the approval process, manufacturer takes no responsibility for qualification of product or guarantee of credit. Valid for qualifying purchases January 1, 2009 December 31, 2010.
*Go to www.recovery.gov for details. Ask your tax adviser how this credit may apply for you.

Wood and Pellet Stove Federal Tax Credit FAQ

Tax Credit FAQs

More info Click Here

Q:  What is a federal consumer tax credit?

A:  Consumers claim the credit on their federal income tax form at the end of the year. This new credit reduces the amount of tax you owe.  The new credit is a reduction of total income tax at the bottom of your return, up to $1500.  This tax credit is a non-refundable tax credit available for individuals who pay taxes and who make energy-conscious purchases to improve the energy efficiency of their home.

Note: With regard to tax credits vs. tax deductions, in general, a tax credit is more valuable than a similar tax deduction. A tax credit reduces the tax you pay, dollar-for-dollar. Tax deductions – such as those for home mortgages and charitable giving – lower your taxable income.  

Q:  When does this tax credit go into effect and how long will it last?

A:  The tax credit went into effect January 1, 2009 and is valid only for the purchase of a qualifying biomass stove during 2009 and 2010.  The maximum tax credit for the two-year period is $1500.  The sales receipt must indicate that the purchase was made between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2010.

Q: Who determined the tax credit guidelines for the qualifying units?

A:  The Department of the Treasury, and specifically, the IRS.

Q:  Will other wood and solid-fuel appliances (like inserts, EPA-certified wood-burning fireplaces) qualify for the tax credit?

A: Yes, wood & pellet burning inserts and fireplaces qualify as long as they are at least 75% efficient.  The tax credit is applicable to installations in a primary residence but does not apply to new construction, vacation homes or rental units.

Q:  Do all pellet stoves qualify for the tax credit?

A: Any pellet stove that meets the 75% efficiency rating and has the qualifying documentation does qualify for the tax credit. 

QAre the installation costs, both labor and venting (chimney), included?

A:  Installation is included as is any necessary venting.  The EPA has a section on its website titled, Installation Affects Efficiency, which retailers and consumers should consult when deciding if a chimney replacement is warranted when installing a biomass stove.

Q. Are biomass stoves installed in new homes, or vacation homes, covered by this tax credit?

A. No. The IRS is very clear that this credit applies only to existing principal residences, thus new homes and vacation homes would not qualify, nor would homes owned as rental units.

Q: If a consumer purchases other products, such as solar collectors or window upgrades, does this mean a biomass stove tax credit can’t be taken?

A:  The tax credit is an aggregate, meaning the 2-year $1500 total credit can be used for items other than biomass stoves, such as windows and doors, HVAC and non-solar water heater upgrades, and roof upgrades, all of which are in the same tax credit category as biomass stoves.  The tax credit for all of these upgrades is capped at $1500 for the two year period. For example, if a taxpayer uses the entire $1500 for a product in 2009, then they cannot use it in 2010 for any other product in that same tax credit category.

Q: Are prior purchases covered?

A: Prior purchases made between January 1, 2009, and June 1, 2009 are covered if the manufacturer offers a certification statement for the product.

Q: Do stoves that are not newly tested for efficiency qualify under the tax credit?

A:   If a manufacturer has documentation that a stove has already achieved the required efficiency rating and issues a certification statement for the product, no further testing is required.

Q: Why was 75% efficiency selected?

A:  The 75% efficiency was designated by the U.S. Congress in 2005 as part of the Energy Policy Act and was used again for this tax credit. 

Q:  How is the 75% efficiency requirement determined?

A:  The manufacturer of the stove must provide certification that the product tests for at least a 75% efficiency rating using the lower heating value, i.e., the heat value of a combustion process assuming that none of the water vapor resulting from the process is condensed out, so that its latent heat is not available. 

Q:  What must a manufacturer provide to a consumer to prove that a product is certified?

A:  The manufacturer must certify that its product meets or exceeds the IRS efficiency requirement.  To do so, the manufacturer of a stove that qualifies for the tax credit may certify to a taxpayer that the component is a “qualified energy property” by providing the taxpayer with a manufacturer’s certification statement that satisfies the requirements of sections 6.04, 6.05 and 6.06 of the IRS Guidance found at http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-drop/n-09-53.pdf. The certification statement may be provided by including a written copy of the statement with the packaging of the component or property, in printable form on the manufacturer’s website, or in any other manner that will permit the taxpayer to retain the certification statement for tax recordkeeping purposes.

Q:  What information should be included in a manufacturer’s certification statement?

A:  A manufacturer’s certification statement must contain the following information:

(1) The name and address of the manufacturer.

(2) Identification of the class of qualified energy property (Biomass-Burning Stove) in which the property is included.

(3) The make, model number, and any other appropriate identifiers of the stove.

(4) A statement that the component is an eligible qualified energy property. 

 (5) A manufacturer’s certification statement must contain a declaration, signed by a person currently authorized to bind the manufacturer in these matters, in the following form:  “Under penalties of perjury, I declare that I have examined this certification statement, and to the best of my knowledge and belief, the facts are true, correct, and complete.”

Q:  What should a retailer provide and the customer retain for tax purposes?

A:  Retailers and consumers must keep exact records of any sale or purchase.  Retailers should provide a consumer with the manufacturer’s certification statement for the specific product model purchased.  A consumer may rely on a manufacturer’s certification statement that their products are qualified energy property. A taxpayer is not required to attach the certification statement to the return on which the credit is claimed. A consumer claiming a credit for qualified energy property should retain the certification statement as part of the taxpayer’s records.  Manufacturers should make this certification document available to consumers on the web, in the product packaging, or in some other easily accessible manner. 

Q:  Does the stove need to be manufactured in the U.S. to qualify for the credit?

A:  No; there is no “Buy America” component to this tax credit. 

The IRS Guidance can be found at http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-drop/n-09-53.pdf.

 

Wood & Pellet Stove Tax Credit Info

In accordance with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Part III, Secton 1121, Energy Conservation Incentives, non-businesses may qualify for this credit if the wood or pellet stoves meet the criteria of 75% or better efficiency as measured using a  lower heating value (LHV). The formula to calculate LHV  is further defined by the Canadian Standards Associaton CSA B415.1. This calculation is subject to change until ratified by the IRS. Should said calculation be modified in the approval process, manufacturer takes no responsibility for qualifcation of product or guarantee of credit. Valid for qualifying purchases January 1, 2009 December 31, 2010.

Federal Tax Credit of 30% for Wood and Pellet Stove Installations

Wood Heat Stoves & Solar Saving energy and Going Green are now household terms and we are getting incentives from the government/Federal Tax Credits of 30% of Solar, Wood and Pellet stove installations. It’s time to join the nation in saving energy and converting household energy uses to Wood and Solar and renewable resources. Check our web site for a full array of options with technical support for do it yourselfers too. www.woodheatstoves.com

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