Thursday, October 11, 2018

Top 3 Things to Consider When Purchasing A New Stove or Fireplace

1.)  Which stove is best for my needs gas, pellet or wood?

What you choose depends on your preference and fuel you have access to.

Gas Fireplace Insert- The majority of our customers prefer a gas unit for many reasons including convenience, stove turns on with flick of a button or by remote control, burns gas or liquid propane, don’t have to store fuel, it is easy to heat your home.

Pellet Fireplace Insert- Many of our customers prefer the strong heating efficiency of our pellet stove. Pellet stoves have come a long way. What we offer operates on electronic ignition; turns on and off, with a click of a button and operates on a five level speed control.
Wood Fireplace Insert- Others have grown up with a wood fireplace in their home and want to keep it that way. Our wood units burn more efficiently with a re-burn system, so you can use them without polluting the air as much as your current chimney and get more heat into your home.

No matter which fireplace you decide, all of our fireplaces are efficient heaters and offer top quality design.

    2.)  What are the measurements of my existing fireplace?

Measure inside the existing firebox to get an idea of how large or small of an insert will fit into the existing cavity. At the minimum it is best to come in knowing the size of A and B, as shown in the diagram below. Bringing in a picture of what you currently have also helps in selecting the right fireplace for you.

3           3.)  Once you decide on which stove to purchase, what are next steps?

      You want to make sure that when you make your purchase there is an installer and service department to back up your stove purchase. Energy House has a top quality service department available for repairs, maintenance and annual stove cleanings. Along with excellent service, the installer we refer to has over 30 years of experience installing stoves along with an electrician and contractors license. Installs vary on a case-by-case basis depending on many factors including; pitch of roof, type of fireplace, single story or two stories, location of fireplace in the home and many more. That is why your salesperson will ask many questions before finding your perfect fireplace insert or freestanding stove.  

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