If you prefer a stove instead of a fireplace, Embers Hearth & Home has you covered with a variety of designs and fuel sources.
For efficient heating, the classic wood-burning stove has advantages over traditional fireplaces. A stove can be up to 60% more efficient than an open fireplace, keeping more warmth in your room rather than sending it up the chimney.
Thanks to technology changes, stoves are no longer reliant on just burning wood. Options like pellet-burning stoves, gas stoves and even electric “wood” stoves provide greater efficiency, convenience and more installation flexibility. Embers can also install an insert into an existing fireplace to make it function like a wood burning, pellet burning or gas stove.
Wood-burning stoves are more efficient than ever. Firewood is relatively cheap and technically carbon neutral since trees consume carbon while growing. Wood-burning stoves can be used as a heat source when power is out. However, wood stoves have a short burning time so you have to keep tending it. Firewood also requires significant storage space and can be annoying to carry inside.
Gas stoves require less maintenance, though once-a-year service is recommended. Gas stoves start with the press of a button, so they’re very convenient and unlike wood-burning stoves, no creosote can build up in the flue. However, a natural gas connection to the home is required and fluctuating prices can make budgeting for gas costs tricky. For those who care about aesthetics, a gas burning stove doesn’t have the smell or appearance of a wood-burning stove.
Pellet stoves burn tightly compact pellets made from recycled sawdust and wood shavings so it burns cleaner than firewood, uses up waste wood and, like regular wood, uses up carbon when its source trees grow. Pellets are relatively expensive and burn times are longer so they’re often more cost efficient than regular wood, but if you don’t have a source nearby, restocking may be less convenient. Pellet stoves also require electricity to operate the feeder so a pellet stove is not a source of heat when power goes out.
Electric stoves can be installed in more places than the other types and don’t require a vent. While they don’t have the smell or sound of wood-burning stoves, modern electric stoves are much better at creating the illusion of a traditional fire. The environmental impact varies depending upon your electricity source – homes with solar panels and electric stoves are a green heating option.
So regardless of the combination of features you want, Embers has a stove open to meet your needs. Visit us today or call Embers at 631-873-4440 for a wealth of design options.