Buying a Wood Stove or Insert

If you are looking for an appliance to heat your home, consider buying a wood burning stove from Home Safe Hearth and Chimney.

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Wood burning stove units are beneficial because they are able to produce more heat than gas stoves of the same size. If you have a particular room in your house you would like to keep warm in the winter a wood burning stove might be a good fit for you. Wood stoves are also generally cheaper to fuel than gas stoves, as wood tends to be cheaper than natural gas or propane, especially if you chop it yourself. Wood is also a renewable resource while natural gas is not. Wood stoves are also thought to have an aesthetic advantage over gas stove as many people prefer a wood fueled fire. The image of the crackling fire is a comfort that seems to warm the home as much as the fire itself does.

If you have a masonry fireplace that has outlived its usefulness you can have a wood-burning insert and insulated stainless steel chimney relining system installed to have the fireplace working again, as good as new – with the benefits of a high efficiency zone-heating system! There are, however, those who cannot keep up with the maintenance required of a wood stove. In this case, you can either buy a gas stove or you can have a gas insert retrofitted into your fireplace. Gas inserts provide you with many benefits and conveniences that a wood stove does not. You can turn the stove on or off and change the temperature and the image of the fire by using a wall thermostat or full-featured GreenSmart™ Remote Control. Gas inserts burn clean, meaning you do not have to clean up the area in front of the fireplace or wood stove and they don’t produce creosote like a wood burning stove or insert. Gas inserts also allow you to heat a greater portion of your home through high-efficiency burning, which can help you to save on your heating bills. Remember, though, that you still need to have your wood, gas, pellet, or electric hearth appliance checked on an annual basis by one of our certified technicians.

If you decide that a wood burning stove is the appliance for you then you will have to decide between buying a catalytic or non-catalytic stove. We have both catalytic and non-catalytic stoves for sale. We even feature the new Hybrid-Fyre™ stoves and inserts by Fireplace Xtrordinair and Avalon. We’ll be happy to explain the advantages of each type to you when you visit our 3,000 square foot showroom!

No matter what kind of stove or insert you decide on, make sure to properly maintain your appliance for safety reasons and to maintain its longevity. According to the Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association, and the National Fire Protection Association, you should have your fireplace or hearth appliance inspected annually and serviced by a qualified professional (that’s US!).

Whether you decide you want a wood burning stove, a wood insert, or a gas insert, contact Home Safe Hearth and Chimney and visit our 3,000 square foot showroom in downtown Wichita today to speak with one of our hearth professional who can assist you in choosing the appliance that fits your lifestyle. The professionals at Home Safe Hearth and Chimney can help you to not only choose the appliance that best works for your home, but have it properly installed as well, providing you with a safe and enjoyable heating experience.

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