Czar Energy Solutions was established in 1989 and has been servicing the hearth needs of residential builders and homeowners in Western Massachusetts ever since. In 2009 the company was purchased from the Czarnecki family by Stacy Lavertu, who has over 15 years of experience in the energy solutions industry.
The philosophy of the company is to provide quality products and services at competitive prices. Our installation and service team are company employees and not sub-contractors, which allows for better personal service. Czar Energy Solutions looks forward to servicing your hearth and energy solution needs. We specialize in woodstoves, gas stoves, and pellet stoves.
Some Best Practices
Consumers Best wood burning practices posted by the United States Enviromental
Protection Agency should be followed to safely burn in the home.
Once your wood stove fireplace insert has been installed properly, burning the right wood
and amount of wood will make the unit burn effectively. Season wood outdoors through
the summer for at least 6 months before burning.
- Seasoned wood is darker
- Has cracks in the end grain
- Sounds hollow when smacked against the wall
Wood burning fireplace inserts should be started by using newspaper and dry kindling.
To maintain proper airflow, regularly remove ashes from your wood fireplace insert into
a metal container with a cover and store outdoors. When starting a fire, keep the damper
and other inlets open for 20 to 30 minutes to allow in enough air to fuel the hot fire.
Establish a bed of coals before putting large logs into the stove.
If you burn wood in your home, the EPA recommends for safety precautions to have
a fire extinguisher handy. Install smoke alarm to alert you and your family in the event
of a fire. A properly installed, correctly used wood burning appliance should be smoke
free. If you see of smell smoke that means you may have a problem.
Inspection and maintenance is essential for continued safe and clean burning. It is recommended
to clean chimneys to remove creosote buildup and identify potential problems. Make sure
the chimney cap is free of debris and the stovepipe angles and bolts are not corroded.
Replace the catalytic combustor and baffles every one to four years depending
on use, as they are exposed to a very high heat and deteriorate with time. Replace gaskets
on airtight stove doors every four years. Gaskets and seals control the location and flow of air into the appliance.