Investing in a new heat source for your home? There are a few things you’ll have to consider. Here at Wells & Sons Chimney Service, we have a wide range of pellet and wood-fueled stoves and inserts for you to explore. Not sure which would be the right fit for your space? Learn more below, and please feel free to reach out to our CSIA certified crew with any questions. We’re here to help you with every step of this exciting process!
Stove vs. Insert
So, what’s the difference between a stove and an insert? Well, inserts are great for when you love your current fireplace but desire more efficiency. Inserts can be installed right into your existing fireplace, and they are known for offering much more heat than a traditional setup. They are also known to burn fuel for longer periods of time before needing to be restocked, and they produce fewer emissions, too.
A freestanding stove is also very efficient and it’s easy to maintain. Many love the look they offer, and we sell them in a range of sizes, styles, and colors, so you’ll be able to find a piece that fits with your aesthetic no problem!
Regardless of what you choose, having your new appliance installed by a qualified technician is a must. If something were to be placed wrong or done incorrectly, you could be left experiencing gas leaks, chimney fires, and more. When it comes to your fireplace, you don’t want to mess around with do-it-yourself techniques. Keep your home as safe as possible by trusting our experts from the start.
Pellet vs. Wood
Once you decide what type of appliance you want to own, you’ll need to consider whether you want a wood-burning unit or a pellet-fueled one. They both have their advantages, and in some ways, they’re quite similar, but you will definitely want to research both types before making any final decisions. Let us help you out.
Both types will involve burning wood, but pellet pieces typically produce less ash and less mess. Operation tends to go more smoothly, as well. No hauling wood, while leaving a trail of bark and dirt behind. Just load up your hopper with the packaged up pellets, and you’ll be good to go! This also means no splitting, stacking, and storing a woodpile.
Pellets tend to burn cleaner, as well, and the hopper does not need to be reloaded often, so you can easily sit back, relax, and enjoy the warmth for hours on end.
That being said, there is simply no beating the classic ambiance the burning a seasoned pile of logs offers. Some people love the cozy aesthetic of burning wood in their fireplace and feel that gas, pellet, and electric options take away from that timeless feel. In these cases, wood is the way to go, and it definitely has its benefits, too, as a renewable, cost-effective, and easy-to-access resource.
Either Way, You Can’t Go Wrong!
Whichever stove or insert you end up with, we are certain you’ll be happy with this new efficient heat source in your home. Call today, and we can get this process started!