Zone Heating

12 12 2010

These days everywhere you go you hear the terms eco-friendly, green, energy-efficient, etc.  We all want to do our part to save the environment, and when it comes to heating your home “going green” also means putting more “green” back in your wallet.  It’s a win-win situation, and here’s one way of doing it – Zone Heating.  Zone heating is an excellent way to add a little more “green” to your home’s résumé, save some money on your heat bill, and once and for all end those family thermostat wars.  Allow me to explain….

The majority of homes in America use a forced air central heating system.  Now, regardless of the type (gas, propane, oil, electric, and so on) they all distribute air through a series of ductwork.  These ducts may be made of sheet metal or plastic flex and can be insulated or un-insulated. Some common disadvantages of this framework are leaky ducts, uneven heat distribution, and wasted energy going to ductwork in attics and crawl spaces.

An advantage of forced air central heating is that it efficiently works via a thermostat, but while I might favor a comfortable 68 degrees my significant other might continually (and quite subtly) raise it to a tropical 76.  Another major advantage of this system is that it quickly heats up the entire house.  However, I’m guessing you probably don’t spend the majority of your time in the laundry room, bathroom, or spare bedroom(s). So, why are you spending money heating those areas?

Zone heating offers a practical solution to these dilemmas by only heating the rooms in which you live.  This strategy may easily save you 30% or more on your energy bill as a result of the overall decrease in your fuel consumption.

You have many, many options for which type of hearth product to install, including fireplaces or fireplace inserts that may burn a variety of fuels, such as firewood, natural gas, or propane.  FPX makes almost 25 different models to choose from, which can be overwhelming to say the least.  All of our wood models are energy-efficient and qualify for the $1,500 Tax Credit towards biomass burning appliances.  (Just a side note; this tax credit is only good for purchases made through December 31st, 2010, so if you’re considering a wood fireplace or insert act fast.)  Our GreenSmart gas models are efficient, self-adapting, and offer an adjustable turn down rate to provide you with your ideal comfort zone. (Please read the article on GreenSmart to learn more…we’re quite proud of this technology.)  Some models also have optional heat ducts so you can vent heat into adjoining rooms. FPX ‘s electric fireplaces make a quick,  easy, and beautiful addition to any room requiring a low BTU space heater, and they make a great holiday gift…hint, hint.

An FPX specialty retailer can guide you through the process of determining which product is right for you.  Be prepared to answer these questions:

  • What is the square footage of the zone you wish to heat?
  • What fuels are readily available in your area?
  • What is your design style?
  • What type of central heat do you have?
  • What is the age and construction of your house?

Just think, soon you could be sitting around the kitchen table on a chilly winter’s eve enjoying dinner by the warmth of your new gas (or wood) insert, and all the while your mind is at ease because you know your home is more efficient and that next heat bill is going to be a few dollars less.  And let’s be honest, you don’t miss the sound of that pesky furnace cycling on and off either.  Visit www.FireplaceX.com to find your local Zone Heating expert.





Energy Independence Sale…Save $1,500!

2 06 2010

No one would dispute the fact that everyone likes a deal.  But what do we all like more than a deal?….FREE STUFF!  If you haven’t heard, right now our government is willing to give you $1,500 in the form of a tax credit towards the purchase of a qualifying high-efficient wood stove.   The best part…ALL FPX wood models qualify.  Pretty easy, huh? What that means to you is that now through July 5th at participating FPX dealers you can save up to $1,500. Quite the amazing deal, I’d say! 

Perhaps you’re in the market for a GAS fireplace or insert.  Well, there’s no government contribution, but don’t despair! FPX still wants to offer you a FREE accessory.  Through July 5th at participating dealers you can select a free blower, remote or fireback with the purchase of ANY FPX gas unit.  That’s up to $325 that stays in your pocket.

For all you “greenies” out there (what us Seattleites fondly call environmentally conscious folk), you can rest assured that your investment is protecting our earth.  FPX strives to be on the forefront of Green Technology, and FPX wood and gas units are built in a Green factory and are extremely efficient and clean burning.

You can also be confident that you are investing in the American economy.  All FPX products are built right here in the  good ol’ USA.  So, if you want to declare your energy independence, save the planet, contribute to American jobs, get some cash from the government, AND get a little something for free, there’s no better time than now!  Alright, it is possible I’m being slightly dramatic, but can you blame me?  It’s all true! Visit the FPX website now to find a participating dealer near you.  Remember, you only have until July 5th to take advantage of this fantastic offer.  I hope that you decide to become part of our FPX family!





Get a Sneak Peak Inside the FPX Factory!

19 05 2010

Ever been curious about the manufacturing process?  Ever wanted to get an up-close and personal look at how trendsetting and innovative products are made by the craftsmen who make them? If you answered “YES!”, then the FPX Factory Tour is definitely for you.  This is an invitation only, behind the scenes look into our 11-acre, world-class manufacturing facility located just 30 minutes North of Seattle. You’ll spend the morning touring the factory, getting to know our employees who are passionate about the products we make and the people who warm their homes with them.  We’ll even treat you to lunch!  The FPX House of Fire is a private facility and registration is required for tour entry.  Click on the link below to find out more and to register for the next tour. We look forward to meeting you!

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