Fireplace Insert & Stove Installation: Heat Your Whole Home More Efficiently

Have you been searching for a new heating appliance that will enhance your home’s aesthetics and add warmth and charm?

Here at Wells & Sons, we’re committed to making sure your home heating needs are met and that you have all of the information you need to make the best decision for your home and family. For a new fireplace insert or stove, explore your options with us today. We’re stove and fireplace installation experts you can count on.

Call 610-473-6000 or book online now.

What’s the Difference Between a Fireplace Insert & a Stove?

Stoves: freestanding units that can be vented through a wall or ceiling

While some think that stoves are just for rustic log cabins, these heating appliances are rapidly gaining popularity. With easy maintenance, low fuel costs, and energy efficiency and savings, stoves are an excellent choice as a heating appliance. Available in a variety of sizes and styles, stoves can be used as a primary heating source for your whole house or as a supplemental or zone heater for a smaller area. And because they can vent through a wall or ceiling, they’re great for those without an existing chimney.

Inserts: full systems that are installed into existing masonry or prefabricated fireplaces

Inserts are great because they allow homeowners to boost the efficiency and look of their existing hearth, while virtually eliminating waste. These heating appliances are installed directly into your fireplace and work in conjunction with your existing chimney. If your fireplace is no longer safe for use, or if it’s so wasteful it’s not worth the effort, an insert can be a cost-effective and mess-free (and stress-free) way to update. Trust us – your monthly energy bills will thank you.

What’s the Difference Between Burning Wood or Pellets?

  • Wood: If you love the warmth and crackle of a wood-burning fire but hate the loss of heat from open fireboxes, a wood-burning stove or fireplace insert may be right for you. Wood is an inexpensive renewable resource, and it is often easy to find great local sources for your firewood. In addition, intrepid home and land owners are sometimes able to chop and season their own firewood, creating even more savings. And who doesn’t like that classic snap and crackle or burning wood logs?
  • Pellets: Pellet stoves and fireplace inserts offer the best of both worlds, combining the look and ambiance of wood with added convenience and less overall mess. In fact, depending on how often they are used and the area they are heating, some pellet stoves and inserts only need to be loaded every two to three days. Likewise, because they are compressed during the manufacturing process, pellets tend to have a more complete combustion process, leaving behind only small amounts of soot and ash – meaning less frequent cleanings.

Find The Stove Or Insert That’s Right For Your Family

At Wells & Sons Chimney Service, we are proud to sell our customers high-quality wood and pellet stoves and inserts from Regency & Hampton. To find out more about our selection of high-quality stoves and inserts, contact our team today. Our expert staff can help you find the heating appliance that is perfect for your home and install it quickly and professionally.

We’re a local company that proudly serves Pottstown, Phoenixville, Norristown, Lansdale, Allentown, and the surrounding areas of Montgomery, Chester, Bucks, Berks, and Leigh counties. Give us a call at (610) 473-6000 or schedule your next appointment online now.


One thing you can count on about us is that Wells & Sons Chimney Service is commited to our customers’ safety and satisfaction.