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Wood, pellet or gas stove

Heating stoves are a great way to lower home-heating bills while providing proper heat for your home. With a heating stove, you can save money by concentrating your home-heating budget on the rooms you use the most. You can also add duct work to your stove to pipe heat throughout your home. If you’re ready to add supplemental heat to your home with a stove, you’re likely wondering what type of stove is right for you: wood, pellet or gas.

Wood heating stoves

Wood is the traditional choice for hearth appliances. Wood-burning stoves is very popular, especially for homeowners who have access to firewood. While wood is an ancient source of heat, modern EPA-certified wood stoves allow homeowners to use this inexpensive natural resource to heat their home, while implementing technology that allows them to get the maximum amount of heat from their firewood and emits little pollution. Depending on the type of wood stove you choose, you can find a wood stove with high heat efficiency.

Pellet heating stoves

Pellet heating stoves are growing in popularity. They’re an inexpensive home-heating solution, and they provide the look and feel of a wood-burning stove without the labor involved in procuring firewood. Pellet stoves can burn for a day or more without being tended, thanks to hopper systems that automatically feed the fire. They are also an environmental friendly option to heat your homes.

Pellet stoves burn compressed wood pellets that are produced from wood shavings. They also burn agricultural waste such as nut shells, cherry pits, corn or soybeans. Because they burn organic matter, many environmentalists consider pellet stoves to be carbon neutral heat sources. EPA-certified pellet stoves have are highly heat efficient.

Gas heating stoves

Gas heating stoves burn cleaner and more efficiently. They also take little work to maintain while producing great amount of heat. Gas heating stoves are a great addition to a cold room. They can even be wired to a thermostat so the flame adjusts automatically to provide the right amount of heat to your living space.

Gas stoves are incredibly versatile. Direct-vent models can be placed anywhere a vent pipe can be exhausted through an exterior wall or rooftop. Ventless models can be placed anywhere within a home. Gas heating stoves burn cleaner and returns little pollution to the air. Gas stoves are the most heat efficient of all the stoves.

If you’re ready to choose a heating stove to warm a chilly room or lower your home-heating bills with supplemental heat, stop by FireSide Hearth & Home, and our hearth experts will help you find the right type of stove for you.

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Which type of fireplace is right for you – wood, electric or gas?

Are you looking to upgrade your hearth? The first questions you’ll ask when shopping for a new fireplace is: Which type of fireplace is the best? The most common options when it comes to hearth appliances are wood, electric or gas. Each of them bring different advantages, and it all depends on your lifestyle and habits when deciding which type is right for you.

Wood-burning fireplaces

Which type of fireplace is right for you — wood, electric or gas - Royal Oak MI - FireSide Hearth & HomeWood fireplaces are usually the traditional choice since they provide a great deal of ambiance with their gentle warmth and glow, and the woodsy scent. However, many homeowners leave their wood-burning fireplaces unused because they do require a lot of work. A wood fire means procuring, stacking and hauling firewood, as well as building and tending a fire.

While other homeowners prefer wood-burning fireplaces or fireplace inserts as they provide a cheaper way to heat their home. If you cut and prep your own firewood, then this can fuel your fireplace for cheap. And purchasing firewood is also fairly cost-efficient for heating your home. Open-hearth wood-burning fireplaces provide little heat to your home while letting 90 percent of the heat escape. A wood-burning fireplace insert provides a similar look with a closed system, and it burns the wood effectively while also returning the that heat back into your home.

Gas fireplaces

Recently, gas fireplaces have become a popular option for new homes. It’s because gas fireplaces are convenient to use. With a gas fireplace, you can enjoy a fire without having to procure the fuel or build and tend that fire. Thanks to direct-vent and ventless gas fireplace technology, they are safe to use anywhere within your home.They are also incredibly efficient at heating your home. The newer models do an excellent job of mimicking the look of a traditional wood-burning fireplace, so you get the traditional look of a wood fireplace without all the work.

Electric fireplaces

Like gas fireplaces, electric fireplaces allow you to enjoy a roaring fire without putting in all the work. Electric fireplaces have easy installation, and they don’t require any ventilation either. Electric fireplaces can be built into the wall to create a more traditional hearth look, or they can just be mounted on the wall for quick, easy installation and portability.

If you’re looking for the best fireplace option for your home, stop by one of FireSide Hearth & Home’s four showroom locations! Our experts can show you various types of fireplaces in action, answer your questions about each types of fireplaces, and help you choose the best fireplace for your home and your lifestyle.

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