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Are you looking to add a new fireplace, stove or insert to your home? Home Safe Hearth & Chimney, Inc. can help you with the whole process, from shopping to installation and service.

Our 3,000 square foot Wichita showroom has a vast array of units on display, with many more of various looks, colors and fuel sources to choose from. We can help you find the right unit for your space and desired use, be it zone heating or ambience.

Beyond warmth and enjoyment, a new unit can be a worthwhile investment. According to the National Association of Home Builders, new home buyers count fireplaces among the top three features they’re looking for in a new home. By installing or updating a fireplace or stove, you may also be adding value, should you decide to sell your home.

According to the National Association of Realtors, a new, attractive fireplace can increase the value of a home by 10% – each!

Fireplaces, Stoves And Inserts — What’s The Difference?

  • Fireplaces – A traditional masonry fireplace will be built into a hearth, with an opening in the front. But newer, prefabricated fireplaces offer an array of choices, from the more traditional-looking, to fireplaces with glass surrounds, visible on all four sides.
  • Stoves – Rather than being built into a hearth, stoves are free-standing, and can also come in a variety of looks, from more traditional cast iron, to sleek and contemporary steel designs.
  • Inserts – An insert is designed to be installed into a masonry or factory-built fireplace, to improve the look and/or efficiency of the older unit. These can make use of your existing chimney, and are capable of heating a space efficiently. Inserts typically have fans that circulate the heated air and thermostats that can help maintain a desired temperature. Flue modifications are sometimes required with insert installation, but vent-free inserts that don’t require any flue changes are also available.

Choose Between Different Fuel Sources

Depending on what you plan to use your unit for, you can choose from several different fuel sources. Fuel choice typically depends upon desired heat output, efficiency and maintenance, among other factors.

  • Gas Fireplaces, Stoves, Inserts, Gas Logs – Many homeowners choose natural gas or propane units because of their convenience, but gas-burning fireplaces, stoves and inserts also burn clean. According to the EPA, gas-burning appliances emit much less air pollutants than appliances that burn other fuels.
  • Wood-burning Fireplaces, Inserts and Stoves – Wood provides a beautiful and traditional fireplace or stove experience, with the warmth, sounds and smells that come with a crackling fire. They do, however, require you to chop and/or haul wood, and produce more smoke and soot than other fuel choices.
  • Pellet Stoves and Inserts – Pellet stoves and inserts use compressed pellets made largely of ground wood, and the EPA considers these to be among the cleanest, most efficient, wood-burning heating options. Unlike a wood-burning stove or fireplace, these use electricity to feed pellets into the stove.
  • Electric Fireplaces, Stoves, and Inserts – Electric fireplaces, stoves & inserts offer placement options, year-round enjoyment and ease of use. Plus, they come in a variety of styles and can be a cost-effective way of spicing up a space. If you’re looking for a unit that you can relocate as needed or flip on to add ambiance any time of year, electric may be the perfect thing for you.

If you’re looking for a new fireplace or stove, or to replace your current unit with an insert, Home Safe Hearth & Chimney, Inc. has what you need. Click here to schedule an appointment online.

 

At Home Safe Hearth & Chimney, our fireplace design center helps you create exactly the look you’ve been dreaming of. Let’s get started!

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Home Safe Hearth & Chimney | 504 St. Francis S Wichita, Kansas, 67202
Hours: M-F 9am to 5pm, After Hour Appointments Available Upon Request