How do I choose the right fireplace for my home?
There are several questions you need to ask of yourself in order to answer this question:
Where will your hearth product go?
With today’s venting options, hearth products can be installed almost anywhere in the home. Consider a fireplace for nontraditional locations, such as the kitchen, home office or master bedroom or bath. Even outdoor fireplaces by patios and decks are a very popular trend today.
Do you have an existing fireplace or stove?
If you have a unit that is inefficient or seldom used, converting to a new hearth product may be simple and surprisingly affordable. Gas logs or a fireplace insert may be just right for you.
Are you building a new home or remodeling?
You can add atmosphere and focus to your home by incorporating a hearth product early in the design stage. Talk to your architect or remodeler.
Do you want a fire for its aesthetic appearance or for its warmth?
Some hearth products are simply decorative, while others are extremely efficient and beautiful to watch at the same time. How much heat output would you like?
How much of your home do you want to heat?
One room, a living zone or an entire house?
Note: The right size unit is very important to your enjoyment. We can help you determine the right size factoring in your climate, floor plan and lifestyle.
What fuels are accessible to you?
(What’s available to you will limit your hearth product selection.)
firewood, natural gas, propane, wood pellets, coal, oil or electricity?
Are you concerned about having heat during power outages?
One of the benefits of most hearth products is that they can operate during power outages, when you need the heat the most.
Are there any other special considerations?
Having a fire can be as simple as pushing a button or engaging as supplying your own wood, building and tending a fire. If someone in the house has allergies, that needs to be considered.
What finished look do you want for your home?
The hearth products industry offers many choices to consumers.
How much do you want to spend?
Price is always a consideration. Hearth product prices range from a few hundred dollars to several thousand dollars. Fuel prices also are a factor to consider and vary by region.
Can I have a wood stove in my mobile home?
Yes. They offer a wide range of wood stoves that are mobile home approved for insert in your pre-fab fireplace or free standing. The choice is yours.
What other services do Bob and Wayne offer?
They can recondition your old stove and get it working like new.
What about parts for my older stove?
They can get almost any part needed for your stove or fireplace, from gaskets to glass fans and screens.