Wood & Pellet Stoves
8 Reasons to Buy a Stove from Squier Lumber
We Consistently Receive Harman’s Outstanding Dealer Award—Given by Harman to a select few dealers in the New England/New York region exemplifying the highest quality and customer service standards.
Our Installers and Sales People are Factory Trained and National Fireplace Institute Certified—Their rigorous training and testing standards ensure your stove is installed and serviced safely. ALL our stoves are installed and serviced by NFI certified pellet specialists. We have more NFI certified hearthmasters than any of our competition.
We Have Been a Harman Dealer Longer—than any dealer in a 20 mile radius so we have the experience to help you choose the stove that is right for you.
Our Sales and Service Staff Are Helpful, Friendly and Courteous—We exist to make your stove purchase a positive, productive experience. We don’t forget about you after the sale.
We Install and Service Everything We Sell—If, however, you choose to install the stove yourself, we will give you the right information and products you need to get the job well done.
We Sell Only Harman Brand Pellet Stoves—so we know the product inside and out and can help with any service or product issues.
We Help You Choose the Right Stove for You—We help you size the stove for your home and lifestyle so that you will be delighted with your purchase. We would prefer not selling you a stove if we don’t think it fits your needs.
We Believe in Giving You the Best Value for Your Dollar—We run a diversified, multifaceted, business, so we can afford to offer our stoves for less than our competition. We buy large quantities of stoves from Harman and pass the savings along to you.
Service and Cleanings
Frequently Asked Questions
Almost all pellet stoves and some coal stoves require electricity.
Assuming the combustion blower runs all the time @1.7A, the cost to run it would be about $14.00 per month based on .10 per Kw-hr. Assuming the feed motor runs 1/3 of the time @ 0.65A, the cost to run it would be about $2.00 per month. Assuming the distribution blower runs all the time @ 0.74A, the cost to run it would be about $6.00 per month. The total for the whole stove running all the time (the really cold months) would be about a total of $22.00 per month at $0.10 per Kw-hr.
All stoves require maintenance which varies by stove type. Other than refueling, a Harman pellet stove requires attention every few days (about 2 minutes), then every couple of weeks (about 15 minutes) and then a more comprehensive cleaning after every ton of fuel burnt (about 45 minutes). All maintenance procedures are easily accomplished by the average stove owner. We can show you when and how to maintain your specific stove.
It depends on many factors such as fuel type, alternative source of fuel, etc. For specific comparisons, check out our heat calculators (please provide a link here to our “Heat Calculator” section). Other considerations include comfort. A stove is a point source in your living space of convective, conductive, and radiant heat and tends to provide more comfort than a central heating setup. When was the last time you rubbed your hands together and snuggled up to the baseboard hot water? Another consideration is having an alternative source of heat. If you have multiple sources of heat in your home, you can choose which provides you with the most comfort and value. In our current volatile energy market with rapidly fluctuating prices, we are left vulnerable if we have only one source of heat.
We service all the stoves we sell (and some that our competitors sell). We have been in the stove business since the early 1970’s and have on staff certified technicians (www.nficertified.org) who have attained the highest certification of “HearthMaster” that is attainable. Few if any of our competitors have multiple staff members who have achieved this level of competence. We attend regular factory and industry training sessions to obtain the necessary continuing education credits to retain our certifications.
With proper maintenance, many of our stoves could last decades.
Estimates for fuel consumption could range from 1/2 ton to 10 tons and anywhere in between. Our average customer burning a pellet stove burns 3-4 tons per year
Our advice is to buy a little more capacity than you think you need. Most stoves like to work and they perform better closer to their high end rather than their low end. Most customers like their stoves however, and tend to use them more than they initially thought.
The adage “You get what you pay for” applies to stoves as well. While there are cheaper stoves on the market they tend to be less reliable and require more maintenance. When you buy a stove from us you are also establishing a relationship with a local, knowledgeable and reliable dealer qualified to service what is a significant investment in your comfort.
Generally speaking, it is best to put any freestanding stove in the living area that you most use. Stoves are most efficient heating the space you are in. The farther they are from your main living area, the less efficient they tend to be. Pellet stoves in particular can be placed almost anywhere in your home because of their flexibility.
Yes, by following explicitly the directions in the manual you can install your own stove. We are happy to install the stove for you and explain its operation if you wish.
Harman stoves can be run with or without outside air. Utilizing outside air allows closer proximity to windows and is a little bit more efficient. In some cases a house can be so “tight” as to require outside air. Mobile homes require outside air as well as other considerations.