What Are the Best Alternatives to Oil Heating?

Best Alternatives to Oil Heating - Pellet Stove

Do you have an oil furnace? Are you wondering if you might have to take out a loan to fill it this year? Well, you are not alone. Many folks are concerned about how they are going to heat their homes this coming winter. In this post, we are going to review some of the best alternatives to oil heating. 

Are Wood-Burning Appliances Right For You?

FireplaceWood-burning appliances are an excellent way to supplement your home’s heat. You may be thinking that one of these appliances will not work for you because:

  • Your chimney is old and not in good repair.
  • You don’t have a chimney.
  • You don’t want to haul wood into the house every day.
  • Fireplaces can be so messy.
  • You want your house to have a consistent temperature.

These are all legitimate concerns, but Black Moose Chimney has solutions for all of these.

Whether you need a cap or a crown for your chimney, tuck pointing or flashing, BMC has experienced certified technicians ready to address your concerns, answer your questions and prepare a free estimate for the work to be done. 

Sometimes a chimney needs more than just some TLC. BMC technicians can tear down your old chimney and build you a beautiful new one.

Wood Stove, Fireplace or Pellet Stove?

Wood Stove

No Chimney? No problem. Our expert technicians can give you professional advice on what type of appliance would work for your and your family. We can walk you through the work that would need to be done and create a personalized estimate. 

Are you thinking about adding a wood stove or fireplace to your home? Blaze King offers freestanding and insert style wood stoves. These types of stoves are beautiful, efficient and environmentally friendly.  

Don’t want all the work and mess of having a wood stove or fireplace in your home, but you still want an economical and environmental way to heat your home? How about a pellet stove? Regency Fireplace Products have pellet stoves to fit anyone’s needs. Whether you are looking for an insert for an existing fireplace or a free-standing stove, pellet stoves are practical and beautiful. Pellet stoves use wood pellets that come in 40-to-50-pound bags. They burn clean and leave little ash behind. Lots of them can also be hooked up to a thermostat! 

Contact Us For More Information!

Still on the fence about wood burning appliances? How about a federal tax break? Read all about it in this post by Energy Star

Got Questions? Contact us today to set up an appointment! You can also send us an email at info@blackmoosechimney.com or give us a call at (603) 525-7905. We look forward to hearing from you. Until then, stay safe and stay warm.

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John RantaJohn Ranta
17:01 22 Mar 24
They arrived on time, worked quickly and showed me the results. Prfessional throughout. jr
william greenwilliam green
23:21 14 Mar 24
Really helped me out can't say enough good things highly recommend!!!! The young man that came to my home was very knowledgeable and friendly great attitude all around answered all my questions and left me stress free best of all left no mess.🤙🏻🤙🏻
Michael Dell'OrtoMichael Dell'Orto
18:39 14 Mar 24
Jaime ConleyJaime Conley
17:13 14 Mar 24
Sarah GilliattSarah Gilliatt
01:46 13 Mar 24
A very thorough and careful job done! Thank you.
Larry CookLarry Cook
15:11 07 Mar 24
I wanted to give 5 stars but they are very busy which meant I had a good wait for both the inspection/cleaning, then for a quote on repairs and then for the repairs. Their prices seemed a little high to me but I have nothing to compare with as they were highly recommended by someone I trust and other companies had plenty of negatives reviews which kept me from getting additional quotes. I am happy with the work and they promptly returned to fix a mistake that had been made. Chris the inspector, Jennifer in the office, and Alex and his repair crew were all pleasant and took the time to answer all of my questions. Alex and his crew even took their shoes off (it was winter) before entering my house without even being asked! So if you are not in a rush and want to ensure you chimney is as safe as possible then I think you'll be happy with Black Moose.
Rebecca DeFuscoRebecca DeFusco
22:35 21 Feb 24
After a recent sweep of our chimney, it was discovered that our flue tiles were cracked. Black Moose techs were hard working, detail oriented and professional! Nice jobs guys! See you next year for my cleaning!
Karen CKaren C
14:52 14 Feb 24
Excellent I highly recommend Black Moose Chimney and Stove; Kelly and Liam are awesome, they did a great job. Extremely professional, arrived early, went through everything with a fine tooth comb ensuring pellet stove was thoroughly cleaned. They also were respectful of my home, conscientious and cleaned up after themselves. Made sure stove worked prior to leaving and told me to call promptly if anything came up afterward. Will definitely use them again.
Denise ClarkDenise Clark
16:32 31 Jan 24
We've had Black Moose clean our chimney for a number of years.But recently, we had an emergency situation at our home involving our chimney & oil furnace flue, which was caked full of soot from a malfunctioning furnace. They came & cleaned out both flues in no time, even going up on the roof with snow on it! They cleaned up after their work in the interior rooms where the oil furnace and the woodstove are located. Great work. Reasonable prices. Very nice people. You can't go wrong with Black Moose.
Joe GJoe G
18:30 24 Jan 24
Goods: The technicians know their business, very efficient in cleaning/inspection along with cleaning up after the 'dirty work'.Others: Communications could be more effective. Despite early coordination about scope of work (multiple flues within same chimney) the estimate provided did not reflect this and the final invoice was significantly more than the estimate provided.Quote for follow-on chimney relining was significantly more than that offered by other companies in the area (and far more than neighbors experienced for similar work accomplished by other companies)