Gas, Wood & Pellet Stove Installation
Today’s stoves are a lot different from the stoves of old. Stoves manufactured and marketed since the early part of the 1990s have been designed to be highly safe and highly efficient, wasting almost no fuel and creating almost no smoke. Gone are the old and clunky, inefficient homestead heaters of old!
The EPA-certified stoves sold today come in a wide variety of looks, sizes and price ranges, and can be used to effectively heat several different spaces in your home inside and out.
If you’re interested in installing a new stove, talk to a Mountain Man Fireplace and Chimney technician about your space, your lifestyle, your heating needs and what you like — we can tell you all about the different options and help you find the perfect unit.
Fuels: Different Options For Different Needs
Depending on your lifestyle and your preferences, different fuel options might work better for you and your family.
Gas stoves can be the ideal choice for people who are continually on the go — they require relatively little upkeep day to day and you can have a fire going quickly just by pressing a button.
If you’re looking for the classic stove fire, wood is likely the right choice for you. It’s an economical fuel choice, and the crackle and smell of a wood fire is an unique experience.
Pellets are made out of waste materials (mainly sawdust) and can be an affordable and efficient fuel choice. You won’t have to chop and stack wood, like you would with a regular wood-burning stove, and storing pellets takes up very little space comparatively.
Different Stove Materials
By and large, you’ll see stoves made out of three main materials: cast iron, steel and soapstone.
Cast iron offers a classic look, and as a material, it’s known for holding onto heat for a long time. It’ll take longer for a cast iron stove to heat up, but once it does, you can expect it to radiate heat for a good, long while.
If you’re looking for a stove that heats up quickly and cools down quickly, stainless steel is likely the best choice for you.
Soapstone, on the other hand, will hold onto heat and continue to radiate it into the room long after your fire has gone out. It will absorb heat far slower than stainless steel, but hold onto it far longer.
If you’re interested in a new gas, wood or pellet stove and live in and around Littleton, call Mountain Man Fireplace and Chimney at 303-679-1601!