Since modern stoves are durable, long-lasting products and since their setting in your home is often “custom fit”, it makes sense to take a little extra time to ensure that you’re making the right choice. The first question that people often ask us is: which fuel is right for me? If you’re going to depend on it to do the bulk of your heating and you want the lowest fuel cost, then wood-burning is number one. Modern wood-burning stoves must meet rigorous EPA standards for clean burning and efficiency. Where older stoves ran at about a 45% efficiency, the norm for new stoves is about 65-70%. This means that you’ll use less wood, your chimney (and the outside air) will stay much cleaner and your stove will probably hold a fire longer. Wood also is a renewable, greenhouse gas neutral, locally produced energy source. It burns when the power is out and can keep you comfortable, even on the coldest days.
Wood Fireplace Inserts
Did you know that with most fireplaces more heated air goes up the chimney than is radiated into your home by the burning wood? Lovely to look at, but… A wood-burning fireplace insert can provide a full time heat source for one room or a whole house and you’ll still get a beautiful view of the fire. We can help you choose the right model and size and provide complete installation services.