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       There are some questions that are not answered by the owners manual.  Whenever we get questions that everyone would be interested in, we will post them on this section.  Please look through the topics and select the answer that fits your needs.  If you have a specific question that is not answered here, please email us at technical@magnumheat.com .

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FAQs in Fuel

How do I know what is the right fuel to burn in my MagnuM or Country Flame appliance?

a)   Each product model is certified for the fuels that are approved for that appliance.  Those fuels will be listed in the installation and operations manual.  It will also be indicated on the certification label on the appliance itself.  It is important to only use premium grade fuels that are approved for the appliance. 

b)   Choosing the right fuel might be determined by where you are living, how close you are to the fuel source and pricing of the fuel.  All fuels approved for the MagnuM or Country Flame appliances will work efficiently for you.  Corn is usually the fuel of choice because of lower pricing and constant availability but Wood Pellets and other Flex-fuels might be your choice in some areas.


I am concerned about the environment and want to do my part, what is the best fuel to use in my MagnuM or Country Flame to help clean up the air?

a)   American Energy Systems Inc. has led the industry in designing products that are environmentally clean and efficient.  Typically our appliances are up to 10% more efficient than competitors in the industry and lab tests have shown that MagnuM and Country Flame product produce substantially less emissions than the EPA requires for clean burning.  Whether you are using Corn, Wood Pellets or other Flex-fuels you can be sure that it is good for your environment.

I need to save as much money as possible, what is the least expensive fuel to use?

a)   Many times your fuel costs are determined by where you live rather than the fuel itself.  Sometimes corn will be less expensive than wood pellets and then the opposite might be the case.  It is best to determine first what the most reliable fuel source is and then negotiate the best price.  Corn is usually the best overall bargain and is usually available anywhere in the country.  Wood Pellets is normally the most convenient but fuel centers are springing up around the country making all fuels convenient and available.

b)   This link is an important tool in finding what the national averages of each fuel cost are and what might be best for you. www.pelletheat.org/3/residential/comparefuel.cfm

c)   With skyrocketing oil prices, the cost of heating homes is jumping off the charts. The Department of Energy expects heating bills to be higher this winter for people who heat with oil, propane and natural gas.  In cold-winter climates, this number will be higher.  The answer has to be renewable heating with MagnuM or Country Flame.


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