CHEAP FUEL THING OF THE PAST?

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The days of cheap oil have come to an end. In 20 years we’ve seen the rock bottom price of $1 / gal to now almost $4 / gal. Even in an election year we didn’t see the price of oil drop for very long. Along with the price at the pump going up, heating bills are starting to push to astronomical levels. Who would think that every 5 years we’d see a dollar jump in #2 heating oil costs. What about in the next 10 years?

WOOD PELLET REVIEW

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HOW DO YOUR PELLETS STACK UP AGAINST THE COMPETITION?

Pellets are NOT all created equal. So how do you know that you’re really getting the most bang for your buck? Until now there really has been no report or guide on what you were getting. Woodpellets4me.com has an online guide to help you choose your  pellet fuel.

Our CUBEX pellet:
Temp: 269º (baseline: 265º) (1.51% ▲)

http://woodpellets4me.com/pdf/2011-2012-PelletReview.pdf

STIHL DOUBLE YOUR WARRANTY

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More Protection. Less worry. Double Your Warranty Protection with the New STIHL Ultra Limited Warranty.* View Full Warranty Details

Just include a six-pack of STIHL HP Ultra two-cycle engine oil or six 32 ounce containers of STIHL MotoMix® premixed fuel with your purchase of a non-income producing, occasional use, serialized gasoline-powered STIHL product and you’re covered – it’s that simple.

Be sure the HP Ultra Oil or STIHL MotoMix® premixed fuel purchase is included on the bill of sale and have your dealer register your new product.

Protect your purchase even longer while improving engine longevity of your STIHL product.

*Double limited warranty protection applies to STIHL gasoline-powered products purchased for personal non-income producing, family and household purposed only. Other restrictions apply. See Dealer for details.

2013 BIOFUEL FEDERAL TAX CREDIT

January 2, 2013

FEDERAL TAX CREDIT FOR WOOD STOVE REINSTATED AND RETROACTIVE

Congress passed a bill addressing parts of the Fiscal Cliff, and it included a reinstatement of the $300 tax credit for biomass heaters that are 75% efficient using lower heating value. Another provision of the bill extended the wind production tax credit for one more year.
In addition to the purchase price, consumers can include the cost of professional installation which is important to the proper and safe operation of biomass stoves.
The biomass stove provision provides for a 10% tax credit up to $300 for stoves bought in 2013 and it is retroactive, so that all eligible stoves purchased in 2012 can also get the credit. This credit was allowed to expire at the end of 2011 and H.R. 8 extends it through December 31, 2013.
The bill language that makes it retroactive did so by just extending the credit that existed in 2011, through December 31, 2013:
SEC. 401. EXTENSION OF CREDIT FOR ENERGY-EFFICIENT EXISTING HOMES. (a) IN GENERAL.—Paragraph (2) of section 25C(g) is amended by striking ‘‘December 31, 2011’’ and inserting ‘‘December 31, 2013’’.