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Traditional Hearth Wood Heating

Freestanding wood stoves are perfect for both supplementary or larger home heating applications. They allow for a unit to be placed in a corner or along a flat wall. The venting options will include tapping into a masonry chimney and lining the existing structure, exiting an outside wall and running chimney to the top of the roofline or venting straight up through the roof to the same height, all with rigid stainless steel insulated piping. Freestanding units allow for the least amount of physical footprint within a living space and with new manufacturing technology, can be placed within reasonable ranges to combustible walls (generally 6-10” away).

Zero-clearance units are typical in new-build homes where the unit physically sits on the existing floor and is built with a custom surround of the owner’s choice. This surround can range anywhere from custom cabinetry to stonework. Each unit has variations in it’s clearances to combustible materials, although zero-clearance units are designed to allow the shortest or in some cases, “zero” clearances to construction materials. The venting on this units is enclosed within the surround that is built for installation and venting is all stainless steel rigid pipe either going straight up through the roof or through the outside wall and up to the peak.

Wood inserts are designed for use only within an existing wood-burning masonry opening. The units are sized according to how large or small an opening is, and slides back into the opening to create a much more efficient and EPA certified option to home heating. Much like freestanding and zero-clearance they will come in a variety of available sizes and can heat a small or large area. All inserts are typically vented using a stainless steel flexible liner kit that travels the length of the existing chimney and has a special weather cap placed at the top.

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If you are interested in learning more about the various models and options available prior to contacting us you can find a wealth of information on the websites of the various manufacturers we are pleased to represent.

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Ask the Experts

Does a direct vent fireplace or stove need to be on an outside wall?

No! Direct vent units can be most easily vented on an outside wall, although various other methods are available to suit different settings. It is best to inquire with a professional fireplace dealer or installer to see how a gas unit will best fit into your home.