A hundred or so years ago, the majority of American homes were heated with wood or coal – but those certainly aren’t the only options available to us today! Oftentimes, homeowners want the ambiance and warmth of a fire without all of the work. Fortunately, there are stoves available for just about everyone.
Wood stoves appeal to our nostalgic selves, pellet stoves to our desire for efficiency, and gas stoves to our craving for convenience. Consider the following information to help you zero in on the stove that will best meet your needs.
A wood-burning stove provides a traditional and nostalgic pleasure that the other types cannot match. If the power goes out and you’re left in the dark with no heat or lights, there’s nothing that will beget a deeper, more reassuring sense of well being than a wood fire. The crackle of the wood, the radiating heat and the dancing flames just appeal to our basest instincts. Whether you’re out in nature or in the comfort of your own home, life is good when you have a real wood fire. Even when the power’s on, a wood fire creates a comforting focal point in any room. Wood stoves require two basic things: fuel and maintenance. You need to have a supply of seasoned wood readily available if you’re planning to make use of your wood stove. You’ll also need to properly maintain your unit if you want to get the most out of your investment. If these basic requirements haven’t turned you off, a wood stove will work quite nicely for you! Shop our wood stoves here!
A pellet stove is energy efficient—with close to 100% combustion in many models—which makes them a great solution for winter heating that’s environmentally conscious. In addition to burning wood pellets, some stoves can also burn corn pellets as an alternative fuel source. In terms of cleanliness, pellet stoves are much neater than traditional wood stoves. Pellet stoves are a bit more complex than their wood and gas counterparts, and must be cleaned out thoroughly at regular intervals. The more you use your stove, the more familiarized you’ll be with your unit’s service intervals and the adjustments necessary to regulate burn rates for optimum performance. If you don’t mind a modest amount of maintenance, a pellet stove might just be your unit of choice -- shop our selection here!
Gas stoves have been increasing in popularity in recent years due in large part to their convenience. At the flip of a switch, you can be relaxing by a warm fire. The biggest advantage to gas stoves is their efficiency and cleanliness when compared to the other options. With gas, there’s no more time, work or mess associated with a fire. There’s also no clean-up required as far as maintenance is concerned. Many gas stoves look quite similar to their wood counterparts, which is another bonus for homeowners who want the look but not the work. The downside to gas stoves is the growing cost of fuel as natural gas prices continue to increase. If you’re looking for simplicity and ease of use, look no further than a gas stove. Start shopping for your next gas stove here!
Regardless of the type of stove you’re looking for, the experts at FireSide Hearth & Home are here to help you along the way. Once you’ve selected and purchased your new unit, our NFI-certified professionals will handle the installation for you so you can burn with confidence. We want you to see us as your full-service hearth and home supplier!
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Regardless of what you’re looking for, the experts at FireSide Hearth & Home are here to help you along the way. Once you’ve selected and purchased your new unit, our NFI-certified professionals will handle the installation for you so you can burn with confidence. We want you to see us as your full-service hearth and home supplier!