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You can be a good neighbor (and a good global citizen), by helping improve the air quality in Kittitas Valley. Visit our showroom and replace your old smoky wood stove with a clean burning, efficient Lopi Cape Cod wood stove. It’s EPA certified and is the cleanest burning large firebox wood stove on the market today.
Nov 25 2014
Yes, Virginia, you CAN have a wood burning stove and still have clean air. We have several models in our showroom with EPA certification, but none better than the Lopi Cape Cod – the cleanest burning, large 3 cubic foot firebox, cast iron stove in the world. Yep, you read that correctly, the cleanest burning wood stove IN THE WORLD!
We are committed to improving the quality of the air we all breathe and are working with the State Dept of Ecology and Kittitas County to install clean-burning, efficient wood stoves to replace out-moded, air-polluting models. You can learn more about the burn ban and the Wood Stove Bounty Program at the links below.
In the meantime, come on into our showroom and see just how beautiful and warm clean air can be!
Sep 30 2014
We just had to share this amazing opportunity for you to shift away from expensive Electric to Gas appliances, brought to your courtesy of the City of Ellensburg!
The next time you need to replace an appliance, think natural gas. The City of Ellensburg offers home owners substantial rebates for the purchase of gas appliances that replace electric appliances. Gas-based appliances cost on average 30% less to operate and help you save on your utility bill. Gas ranges can raise the value of your home. Highly valued by cooks who appreciate more temperature control, gas stoves and appliances also still work if the electricity goes out. Gas fireplaces and heating stoves add to the comfort of your home and can help offset those low efficient baseboard and wall heaters.
You can learn more at the links below, or download the flyer here.
Sep 4 2014
The Lopi Cape Cod competed in the Next Generation Wood Stove Design Challenge and proved why it is the cleanest burning, most efficient wood stove on the planet that is certified by the EPA! The Alliance for Green Heat and Popular Mechanics sponsored the Wood Stove Design Challenge that was held on November 16 -19 at the National Mall in Washington, DC. Twelve teams from around the world competed in the first international competition to build an affordable, cleaner-burning wood stove for residential heating. The Cape Cod had much success and won three of the eight awards given out at the Wood Stove Decathlon!
The Wood Stove Decathlon started because there’s not much information on what the cleanest and most efficient wood stoves are and we wanted to educate consumers on how to identify them, said John Ackerly, President of the Alliance for Green Heat. He also said they wanted to give wood stoves a facelift by showing there really is a high-tech future for them.
The Wood Stove Design Challenge was an overall success and gave us the opportunity to showcase not only the Cape Cod, but our revolutionary clean-burning technology, Hybrid-Fyre™ to people from all over the world. Ambassadors from Denmark and Finland, as well as United States Congressmen got to experience Hybrid-Fyre™ and all that our clean burning stove has to offer. We received $5,000 for our winnings and donated the money to the Alliance for Green Heat to give back and help them pay for the expenses of the Decathlon.
Check out “Lopi Cape Cod Homeowner’s DVD by Travis Industries” by Travis Industries.
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Jul 3 2014
Absolutely! With any one of Lopi’s EPA-certified wood stoves, you can expect to use up to one-third less firewood than you would use in an older, less efficient stove. The smoke that you see coming out of a chimney really is just “lost energy”. In a Lopi EPA-certified wood stove, most of the smoke is burned, resulting in more heat for your home from the same amount of wood. It will also save you time because you will need to haul less wood.
Getting the right size stove is so important! Several factors go into the decision such as:
Undersizing will be a lesson in frustration. There is little to be gained by “up-selling,” as an oversized stove costs more and can be very uncomfortable.
We know the performance characteristics of our Lopi and Hearthstone wood stoves, and the climate we live in. Bring a floor plan and talk with the experts at Armstrong’s.
Jun 18 2014
The EPA has regulated wood heater particulate emissions since 1988.
Wood stove models that are in compliance with the rule are referred to as EPA-certified wood stoves.
EPA’s certification process requires manufacturers to verify that each of their wood stove model lines meet a specific particulate emission limit by undergoing emission testing at an EPA accredited laboratory.
Wood stove manufacturers must:
The Wood Heater Program (WHP) is a federal program, not delegated to the states, managed by the Monitoring, Assistance, and Media Programs Division at EPA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Its purpose is to promote compliance with the requirements of the wood heater regulation. The WHP consists of a wide range of activities including:
For more information see www.epa.gov