Today’s freestanding heating stoves are available in a variety of materials such as cast iron, soapstone and steel. All types offer different fuel options including gas, propane, wood pellets and wood.
Don’t have an existing chimney or fireplace available in your home to vent a stove?
Current safe venting options allow stoves to be installed wherever you choose. The Fireplace Shoppe always makes sure that your stove’s installation is done safely.
- Benefits: Natural and available. Wood can supplement furnace usage and reduce heating costs up to 30%.
- Fire Characteristics: Expect robust, steady fires. Our wood products deliver powerful heating performance and efficiency.
- Fire Starting: Paper, kindling, and a fire-starting log are effective.
- Type of Heat: Adding more fuel will immediately increase convective heat in a Wood Stove. Radiant heat will remain steady.
- Fuel Storage & Handling: Dry storage is important. A cord of wood is stacked 4'x4'x8'. On average, a 1,500 sq. ft. home will require 2-4 cords per season.
- Benefits: Low particulate emissions due to high burn efficiency and density of the fuel.
- Fire Characteristics: Most pellet units have much higher combustion and heating efficiencies.
- Fire Starting: Some units have automatic ignition while others need you to manually light the pellets.
- Type of Heat: Adding more fuel will increase convective heat. Radiant heat will remain steady.
- Fuel Storage & Handling: Dry storage is suggested. Pellet fuel is normally sold in 40-pound bags. Normal usuage is 3-4 tons a year, about 150 - 200 bags. Bags are often sold as 1 ton on a pallet.
- Benefits: Gas Stoves are very convenient. You are able to quickly turn the fire on or off, adjust flame height and fire intensity.
- Fire Characteristics: Gas stoves are consistent and controllable by design. You choose the fire's intensity.
- Fire Starting: Flip a switch or grab your remote. It's that easy.
- Type of Heat: Gas Stoves allow you to enjoy a steady mix of both radiant and convective heat.
- Fuel Storage & Handling: Natural gas is piped directly to your home by a gas utility. Propane gas is then stored on site in an above or below ground tank which is refilled by an LP gas provider.