There are lots of ways to keep warm when the temperatures begin to drop – and to do it with smart style. Maybe you’ve always craved the rustic charm of a wood stove, or you’ve contemplated converting your traditional open hearth to a gas-powered unit you can control from your armchair.
There are a number of factors you can weigh when it comes to getting what you want from your heating: convenience, ambiance, efficiency, features, design features, and overall ambiance.
If you’re looking for a new appliance this fall, we have options in our Stove Shop that are sure to please every customer. Here are some categories of home heating options to help you envision what’s possible in your own space.
What Are My Wood-Fueled Heating Options?
🪵 Wood Fireplaces
Wood fireplaces are the epitome of timeless elegance. For most, if you say the word “fireplace,” this is what comes to mind. Wood fireplaces serve as the heart of a room, with crackling flames and gentle warmth creating an inviting atmosphere to enjoy.
Installing a wood fireplace involves building a chimney or preparing an existing one, making it a more extensive (and likely costly) project compared to many other heating appliances. But for those who want that traditional ambiance and appreciate the ritual of tending a wood fire, the wood-burning fireplace is unparalleled.
🪵 Wood Fireplace Inserts
If you love your existing masonry fireplace, but desire a boost in heating efficiency, a wood insert is a strong choice. These fit directly into your firebox, and they convert it into a more efficient home heating system.
How do they do this? They preserve and can distribute heat more evenly throughout your home – and they do it without sacrificing the lively blaze a wood fire can provide.
🪵 Wood Stoves
Wood stoves have been heating homes for centuries, and there’s a reason they’ve been so unrelentingly popular. They provide the perfect marriage of practical heating and homey appeal. These wood-burning appliances provide efficient warmth and a cozy atmosphere, and because they can be operated during power outages, they bring a factor of reliability and self-sufficiency that many find desirable.
What Are My Gas-Fueled Heating Options?
🔥 Gas Stoves
Would you love a cleaner and more convenient heating option? Look no further. Gas stoves offer the atmosphere provided by producing a real flame, but you won’t need to worry about cleaning up ash or handling wood. And, they provide consistent, energy efficient heat with the flip of a switch.
Gas stoves don’t require an existing fireplace and come in various designs, from traditional cast iron to modern, minimalist styles.
🔥 Gas Fireplace Inserts
If you have an existing wood fireplace, but you’re after the ease and efficiency of gas powered heating, consider making the upgrade to the effortless enjoyment of a gas fireplace insert. Like a wood insert, these units fit snuggling into your firebox, transforming it into an ultra convenient and efficient heating appliance that still offers real flame alongside its cozy radiant heat and precision control. Gas inserts often come with remotes, allowing you to adjust the flame height and heat output with ease.
Any Other Heating Options?
🪵 Pellet Stoves
These units don’t demand constant attention – they’re equipped with hoppers that automatically feed pellets into the combustion chamber. If you’re looking to reduce your carbon footprint while staying cozy and warm, pellet stoves may be the right choice for you.
🪵 Pellet Fireplace Inserts
Pellet inserts are designed to work similarly to the way wood and gas inserts do. They’re retrofitted into your existing fireplace to increase efficiency without compromising aesthetics. Pellet fireplace inserts burn wood pellets, rather than logs or gas, and because they’re known for burning cleanly and efficiently with low emissions, they’re an eco-conscious choice.
🔥 Electric Fireplaces
Highly convenient and versatile, these units are installed by simply plugging them into a standard electrical outlet and can therefore be moved with the home. Electric models come in a wide range of styles, from wall-mounted to free standing, and often feature realistic flame effects and adjustable heat settings. These are an excellent choice for those who are after warmth and ambiance without the need for venting or fuel storage.
🔥 Electric Fireplace Inserts
If you want to go electric with your heating and already have a wood or gas fireplace, electric inserts are a cost effective solution that offer a simple conversion process. All the convenience of a modern electric fireplace, utilizing the existing charm of your original fireplace.
Interested in Some New Fireplace Accessories?
Once you’ve decided on your heating appliance, we can help you understand which accessories will help you enjoy and maintain it to the fullest. Ready to put that new stove to work? We offer hearth pads that will provide a safe and stylish foundation to protect your floor from all the delightful heat your stove will be pouring into your living space.
We also sell glass cleaner to help keep the doors of your stove or insert crystal clear and free of soot so you can enjoy watching the blaze, as well as ash buckets with snugly fitting lids, which are essential to safely remove ashes from your wood-burning appliance – and a number of other home heating accessories.
From Selection to Installation to Service, Let Us Serve You
Need a little help with your decision? We’ll be happy to take your call at 530-285-3841 and answer your home heating questions. You can also schedule with us online.
There’s a great heating solution for every home, so find how to enjoy yours to the fullest this fall!