Consumers turn to wood and coal-burning stoves as alternative energy solutions.

Merrillville, IN (PressExposure) December 19, 2008 -- “Wood pellet stoves have always been a popular items with our members but it was more for aesthetics than actually saving money. With the uncertainty of oil and natural gas prices, more of our members are buying wood pellet stoves to save money,” said Sara Shragal of DirectBuy, the leading members-only showroom and home design center. “What’s even more interesting has been the popularity of coal-burning stoves with the advent of clean-burning anthracite coal.”

Anthracite coal comes in three sizes: rice, pea and nut. Some sources report being able to heat a 3,000 square-foot room for as little as $3 per day. Unlike its predecessor, bituminous coal, anthracite burns cleanly.

Wood pellet-burning stoves provide a similar benefit in price and heat. While the increasing popularity of wood-burning stoves has seen the price of wood pellets range from as low as $209 to $299 per ton, two tons of pellets can heat an average-sized home through the winter.

“The beauty of the wood-burning and coal-burning stoves is that you’re not a slave to your thermostat anymore. And because it’s more affordable, you can heat your home to a temperature you’re comfortable in, not what the thermostat says,” adds Shragal.

DirectBuy offers both coal- and wood-burning stoves through its 160-plus showrooms across North America. In addition, DirectBuy also boasts a rolodex of local installation professionals who can help safely install wood and coal-burning stoves, often at a discounted rate for members.

Since 1971, DirectBuy has helped consumers enjoy enormous savings on home furnishings, home improvement items, entertainment and outdoor products, and accessories, by providing an avenue to purchase directly from the manufacturer. For more information on a DirectBuy membership, you can visit

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About DirectBuy
For more than 37 years, DirectBuy has been showing thousands of consumers unparalleled ways to save as they shop for virtually everything for in and around their homes - from furnishings, home improvement and flooring, to entertainment and outdoor products, accessories and much, much more. With more than 160 locations in North America, DirectBuy offers its members access to approximately 700 brand-name manufacturers and their authorized suppliers in the US, and more than 500 brand-name manufacturers and authorized suppliers in Canada.

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Press Release Submitted On: December 17, 2008 at 7:20 pm
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