“Trees will be planted in high-need state and national forests as a result of the innovative use of social media at Harman and Quadra-Fire,” said Dan Lambe, vice president of programs for the Arbor Day Foundation.
Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) April 24, 2013
For the third consecutive year, Harman® and Quadra-Fire®, two prominent U.S. wood and pellet stove brands, are reaching out via Facebook to promote green, renewable pellet and wood heat. From April 15 - May 24, one tree will be planted for every person who becomes a fan by liking the Quadra-Fire or Harman Facebook pages. Up to 16,000 trees are expected to be planted in state and national forests in collaboration with the Arbor Day Foundation.
“This is just one of the many ways we are raising awareness for heating homes with natural, sustainable fuels that are produced right here in our backyard,” said Chad Hendrickson, brand director for Harman and Quadra-Fire. “Heating with wood or pellets can lower overall heating costs, contribute to a greener Earth and reduce our country’s dependence on foreign oil.”
More Benefits Than Consumers Realize
Technological advancements have made today’s wood-burning stoves, fireplaces and inserts considerably more efficient than even a few years ago. EPA-certified units are up to 85-percent efficient, producing more heat with less wood. They burn clean with low outside air emissions and minimal ash to clean up.
Pellet-burning stoves and fireplace inserts deliver powerful, high-efficiency performance using fuel largely made from recycled wood in North America. Pellets offer more cost stability over natural gas, propane and electricity—and are significantly more economical. Based on 2010 data for fuel prices and heating a 1,700 square-foot home in a cold-climate state, switching to pellet heat from:
- Fuel oil reduces heating costs approx $800 per heating season.
- Propane reduces heating costs approx $1,000 per heating season.
- Electricity reduces heating costs approx $1,800 per heating season.
For more information on the benefits of heating with pellet fuel, checkout this helpful pellet stoves infographic.
“Trees will be planted in high-need state and national forests as a result of the innovative use of social media at Harman and Quadra-Fire,” said Dan Lambe, vice president of programs for the Arbor Day Foundation. “These trees will provide cleaner air and water, habitat for wildlife and beauty for generations to enjoy.”
In addition to the environmental benefits, homeowners who invest in a pellet or wood-burning hearth product will often recover their costs within three to five years, based on today’s fuel prices. In addition, U.S. homeowners who visit the Harman or Quadra-Fire websites can print a coupon for $100 off a stove or insert purchase.
About the Arbor Day Foundation
The Arbor Day Foundation is a nonprofit conservation and education organization of one million members, with the mission to inspire people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees. More information on the Foundation and its programs can be found at arborday.org, or by visiting us on Facebook at facebook.com/arborday or Twitter at twitter.com/arborday.
Quadra-Fire is a leading producer of fireplaces, stoves and inserts burning gas, wood, pellets, corn and other alternative fuels. Quadra-Fire products deliver clean, durable and long-lasting performance. The company is headquartered in Colville, WA and is a member of the Hearth & Home Technologies family of brands. For more information, please visit http://www.QuadraFire.com.
Dane Harman began making wood stoves in his garage in Halifax, Pennsylvania in 1979. The core of his inspiration was creating stoves “Built to a standard, not a price.” More than three decades later, this vision remains a guiding principle of every distinctive, powerful and responsible product bearing the Harman name. Now a part of Hearth & Home Technologies, Inc. (HHT), Harman manufactures stoves, inserts and central heating units burning wood, coal, pellets and other alternative fuels. For more information, please visit http://www.HarmanStoves.com.