El Nino Is Coming…Are You Ready?

We have all heard the headlines and conversations about this winter: El Niño is coming.

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What is El Niño?

El Niño is a naturally occurring event near the equator which causes temporary changes in the world climate. Originally El Niño was the name given to the occurrence that resulted in warmer than normal sea surface temperatures in the Pacific Ocean. El Niño now refers to the Pacific Ocean surface temperature changes and global weather events.

The warmer waters in the Pacific Ocean had a direct affect on the atmosphere resulting in more rainfall. By all accounts, El Niño is the larger than any recent ones on record. What experts are telling us is that we could see record rainfall in 2016, more than what we saw in one of the worst winter seasons dating back to 1997/1998.

What does this mean for you?

If what the experts are telling us true, we could see increased flooding through the Bay Area. Any time we hear warnings like this, it’s important that you prepare. Depending on where you live you may be stuck at home for days at a time. Make sure you and your family is prepared for what may be one of the wettest winters in recent memory. Your local city/county have preparations in place in case of flooding and power outages. If you live in low lying area’s, make sure you are aware of locations to pick up sandbags to divert water from your home or business.

Preparing at home

  • Have plenty of bottled water
  • Stock up on canned foods
  • Replace batteries in flashlights
  • Have candles in an easy to reach place
  • Purchase tarps
  • Clean out your gutters and drains
  • Fix leaks
  • Have empty buckets in case of leaks
  • Consider purchasing a generator
  • Install a sump pump in basements or crawl spaces

Heating Your Home

Maintaining a proper heating source is essential during the winter. When it is an El Niño year with higher rainfall it’s even more important to have a proper heating source. Make sure your ducts are clean and in proper condition. If you use a  wood burning stove, wood burning fireplace or wood burning insert, make sure you have a large stock pile of  wood in an dry place with easy access to it.

If you don’t want to stock wood, you may want to look at converting to a gas buring fireplace, stove or insert. Gas units will provide ample heat for your home with a constant source of fuel through the winter. Today’s energy efficient gas fireplaces, stoves and inserts are  EPA certified.

If you have questions about wood burning or gas burning stoves, fireplaces and inserts, contact one of our heating specialist to make sure your unit can provide enough heat for your home.

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Doing our best to keep you warm and safe this winter

 

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Wood Stove Rebates in Sonoma County

Upgrade your Wood Stove today and save BIG with the Rebate Incentive Program.

hearthstone-wood-stove-heritage-8022Do you own a older wood burning stove or fireplace? Chances are your stove or fireplace is non-EPA certified. The Northern Sonoma County Air Pollution Control District would like you to upgrade your stove, insert or fireplace to an EPA Phase II-Certified wood burning unit and will pay you to do so. The incentive program is for only new purchases, if you are in the process of purchasing a new unit, follow this link to get your voucher. You must receive your signed voucher before purchase to receive the rebate.

The Rebate Incentive Program is designed to improve the air quality in Sonoma County from those that choose to burn wood to heat their home.

Rebate amounts range from $1000 – $2,500 and the program is offered until funds are expended. This is a first come first serves program, apply today to save with your next purchase.

If you are unsure if you qualify or your current unit is EPA certified or not, contact us today to speak with one of our wood burning stove specialists.

To learn more about the Rebate Incentive Program, click here.

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We’re Remodeling! Updating Our Showroom With New Products

Fireplaces, Stoves, BBQ’s and more!

If you stopped by our showroom last week you may have noticed we were under construction. We’ve been busily working on upgrading our showroom with a new center display to highlight the newest and most advanced gas heating units available.

If it’s been a while since you last visited us, you’ll notice our showroom was completely remodeled just over a year ago, allowing us to display more units for any size household. We also now have a full line of accessories and added new lines of Bar-B-Ques, Firepits and Fireglass.

“We  constantly update our showroom with the newest, nicest, cleanest and most efficient gas units available. We recently added 6 new high efficiency gas fireplaces in Traditional, Modern Contemporary and Wall Mount Ultra Modern Linear styles that will fit with any household decor” – said Ronn Christy.

As the premier fireplace store in the North Bay, we invite you to our new showroom to see how you can enhance your home or yard with our indoor and outdoor heating products and grills.

We’ll be posting pictures of our remodel project on our Instagram page, follow us here.

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Outdoor Living At It’s Best, BBQ’s, Fire Pits & More

Time To Enjoy Your Yard

While the weather in the Bay Area allows for year round outdoor use of grilling, cooking and use of your fire pits, the summer time allows us to enjoy our yards pretty much on a daily basis. With Summer upon us, it’s time to take a look at your backyard and discover how to transform it into an entertainment and/ or relaxing oasis. Whether you prefer enjoying your backyard privately or opening it up to friends and family, we have the outdoor products that will help enhance your patio or deck.

Where Do You Start?

morso produkt_familieDeciding on what to do with your patio or deck can be overwhelming. Feel free to contact us and speak directly with one of our specialist about what would be best for your yard. To help identify what you need, ask yourself a few questions:

Do you entertain groups of people often outdoors?

Do you spend evenings outdoor?

How often do you grill?

What types of food do you cook outdoors?

There are obviously more questions you can ask but this gets us started in thinking about which outdoor product(s) is necessary.

Selecting The Right Outdoor Product

You have many options when it comes to choosing the right grill, outdoor kitchen, fireplace or fire pit for your backyard. Depending on the size if your yard and how you utilize your yard, we’ll find the right outdoor product that best suits you and your backyard.

From a small intimate yard that needs a small grill to a large backyard that would accommodate an outdoor kitchen and fireplace, we’ll find you exactly what you’re looking for.

We provide:

  • Bar-B-Ques (Gas, Pellet and traditional burning)
  • Built In Bar-B-Ques
  • Outdoor Kitchens
  • Outdoor Pizza Ovens
  • Fire Pits
  • Fire Places

Come visit us in Santa Rosa and tour our Grilling Showroom.

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