Environmentally Friendly Hearths?

There are so many choices when selecting your hearth, but did you know you could also help clean the air, inside AND out?

wood-fireplace-whyToday’s new wood stoves and fireplace inserts cut emissions by more than 70% compared to older, uncertified stoves. Strict U.S. EPA standards have reduced emissions, and improved indoor air quality as well. Air inside the home can be as much as 72% cleaner using new EPA-certified wood stoves than older wood stoves manufactured before 1992. Here’s a great article from the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (HBPA) that will help you understand the new efficiencies of hearth products.

What’s the best unit for your home?

Before making a decision, there are a lot of things to consider. Do you want a traditional fireplace, an insert, or a freestanding stove? Do you choose wood, gas, or pellet.? And where will your hearth go? With today’s factory built units, you can have a fireplace almost anywhere in your home, such as a bedroom, kitchen, office or bathroom. Here’s an article that might help you make your choice.

282980_537811599576698_47444768_nTRANSFORMING YOUR MASONRY FIREPLACE INTO AN EFFICIENT HEAT SOURCE

Your traditional open hearth fireplace will lose about as much heat as it provides, but you can transform this energy waster into a beautiful, highly efficient heat source than can help cut energy costs…read more

FIREPLACE OR WOOD STOVE?

Wood is the most sustainable fuel, and because we live in the foothills, it is usually readily available. To burn wood more efficiently and protect our environment, a modern wood stove may be a good choice…learn more

Here you will find a comparison of fireplaces and wood stoves.

fireplace-36st106784GAS HEARTHS

Don’t like the hassle of cutting or buying firewood, stacking it, and carrying it in the house when you want a fire? Maybe a gas fireplace or stove is a good choice for you. Here’s an article titled “Are Gas Fireplaces Expensive to Operate?” Learn which is more economical, gas or wood…and some other things to think about when making your choice.

 

 

 

PELLET STOVES

avalon-pellet-stove106606Pellet stoves provide one of the highest heat outputs available. These extremely efficient, eco-friendly heating alternatives have been growing in popularity thanks to their innovative technology and modern conveniences. Get all of the benefits of a wood fueled fire with the clean-burning technology of a contemporary stove design….learn more

So you see, there are units available for any style and any room! Stop by our 3000 foot showroom with over 65 wood, gas, and pellet stoves, inserts and fireplaces on display. You can browse our wonderful selection of top rated hearth products from the best manufacturers in the industry, and speak to our National Fireplace Institute (NFI) Certified Specialists. We invite you to take the opportunity to sit in front of showcase vignettes, view the fire and imagine how it would feel in the comfort of your very own home.

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