Hudson Chimney Offers a Quality Selection of Wood Stoves, Fireplaces, & Inserts

Love a wood stove or wood-burning fireplace? You’re not alone. The charm of a wood-burning heating appliance is unparalleled. These are the classic fireplaces we think of when we imagine relaxing nights spent curled in front of a crackling, flickering fire. For a lot of homeowners, there is simply nothing better. And here at Hudson Chimney, we’re in the business of bringing dreams to life by helping our customers design, install, and customize the wood stove or fireplace they’ve been imagining. There are a lot of options out there and many things to consider when selecting the perfect hearth appliance for your family and home – and that’s where we come in. When you grow tired of searching for “fireplaces Jacksonville, FL,” the team of experts at Hudson Chimney is just who to call. From answering your questions to getting you set up with a pristine custom wood-burning stove, we’re here for you every step of the way.

Let Hudson Chimney help you make the best decision. Get in touch by filling out this appointment request form through our website, or give us a call at 904-282-4159 to learn more.

What Are the Different Types of Wood-Burning Stoves and Fireplaces?

Interested in a wood-burning heating appliance? You have more options than you may think. There are several hearth products that people use to heat their home—either as a primary heat source, supplemental warmth, or simply for ambience. We offer the following wood-burning stoves and fireplaces throughout Jacksonville and beyond:

Wood Stoves:

Relatively inexpensive, wood-burning stoves are easy on the eyes and can be used for heating small to medium-sized areas of a home. Plus, they have a history of providing safe and practical warmth that dates back many centuries. Wood stoves have a lot of advantages: they are safe and attractive, have the ability to heat an entire house, offer a clean burning experience, and don’t harm the environment. At Hudson Chimney, we sell quality wood stoves from Regency, Hampton, and Vermont Castings. Save your fingers the trouble of searching “wood stove install near me” and give us a call instead!

Wood-Burning Fireplace: 

There are two major types of wood-burning fireplaces: traditional brick (also known as masonry) and prefabricated. Masonry fireplaces are built on-site and made of brick or stone, while prefab systems are considered “low mass” and are constructed in a factory prior to installation. Due to the open-facing design of these appliances, neither one can be used as a primary source of heat; instead they are mainly used for ambience and secondary heating. If you’re looking to add a wood-burning fireplace to your Jacksonville home, we sell both Heatilator and Regency products.

Wood Stove Inserts: 

Indicated by the name, wood-burning stove inserts are appliances designed to fit inside of existing fireplaces. Wood stove inserts make fireplaces much more efficient than their open-hearth counterparts because less heat escapes through the masonry and chimney. Another plus of wood inserts? They drastically improve heat production as well, because of their stove design. This means that they’ll be able to more effectively create radiant heat that spans a greater square footage. Not to mention, because of the enclosed combustion chamber, wood stove inserts are far easier to clean and manage than open fireplaces.

Crazy how products that seem so similar at first glance can actually have a lot of intracasies, right? It makes it that much harder to choose the one that best suits your needs and lifestyle. But, luckily, for homeowners on the hunt for the best fireplace and wood stove stores near Jacksonville, Hudson Chimney is here to make that decision just a little bit easier. Our ultimate goal is to help you create the oasis of your dreams…in your own living room!

Reach out online, or call us at 904-282-4159 to learn more about the wood-burning products we have to offer and what might be the best choice for you.

What Does the Wood Stove Installation Process Look Like?

When installing a wood stove, there are several important factors that must be considered:

Proper flooring materials/placement.

Because of a wood stove’s design, it is absolutely vital that the stove be placed on something such as ceramic tiles or concrete, as opposed to combustible materials like carpet or hardwood. However, while ceramic tiles are a viable floor option, it’s important that you also utilize a fireproof barrier between the appliance and the tile, as well as any other nearby combustibles. 

 Ensure a safe distance from the wall.

Not only should the wood stove be placed on appropriate flooring, it must also be installed a safe distance from all walls made of combustible material. As a rule, wood stoves should not be placed closer than twelve inches from any combustible wall. However, this distance can shorten if the wall is covered with a flame-resistant shield.

 Correct stovepipe to vent smoke to the outdoors. 

 It is crucial that the right kind of stovepipe is installed, one of the most important parts of a wood stove. These types of appliances require piping made of double-wall steel. This means that there is a larger stovepipe (at least two inches larger) around the pipe carrying the smoke. The stovepipe should not be closer than nine inches to an unprotected wall and it should not pass through any combustible materials via the roof.

 Consult your building codes.

Local building codes vary greatly in different localities, so always check with the building inspector’s office to be sure of the code in your area. We are also familiar with the building codes in the area, so if you have any doubts, feel free to ask!

Wood stove installations are a time-consuming process that, even when done correctly, can be quite complicated. That’s why it is always best practice to hire a professional to install a wood stove – or any hearth appliance. And for homeowners looking to schedule a wood stove install near that Jacksonville area, there’s no better choice than Hudson Chimney. Give us a call to learn more today!

We sell many stove and insert products.  Pictured is a wood stove installed with a round black flue.

Trust Hudson Chimney to Install the Best Wood-Burning Fireplaces, Inserts, & Stoves on the Market

The dancing flames and crackling pops of a roaring wood-fueled fire are unlike any other; impossible to beat! And if you’re a Jacksonville or Middleburg homeowner looking to enhance your living room ambience with a wood fireplace, insert, or stove, you’re in the right place. Our team of highly knowledgeable and experienced chimney technicians have just the tools and training to make your fireplace dreams come true.

Call Hudson Chimney at 904-282-4159, or reach out online to discuss your options for a wood-burning appliance.


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