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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 fireplaces we think of when we romanticize about relaxing nights spent curled in front of a crackling, flickering fire. Hudson Chimney has brought many of our customers’ dreams to life by helping them 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 stove or fireplace for your family and home. Let Hudson Chimney help you make the best decision.

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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 types that people use to heat their home—either as a primary heat source, as supplemental heat or for ambiance.

  • 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 lots of advantages, including the fact that they are safe and attractive; can be used to heat an entire house; are clean burning; and don’t harm the environment. At Hudson Chimney, we sell quality wood stoves from Regency, Hampton, and Vermont Castings.
  • Wood-Burning Fireplace: There are two major types of wood-burning fireplaces. Masonry fireplaces are built on site and made of brick or stone, while “low mass” fireplaces are engineered and pre-fabricated prior to installation. Neither of these kinds of fireplaces can be used as a primary source of heat; instead they are primarily used for ambiance and secondary heating. If you’re looking to add a wood-burning fireplace to your home, we sell both Heatilator and Regency fireplaces.
  • Wood Stove Inserts: Wood-burning stove inserts fit inside of existing fireplaces. Wood stove inserts make fireplaces much more efficient than an open fireplace because less heat escapes through the masonry and chimney. Wood stove inserts also give fireplaces more heating efficiency, allowing them to spread more heat to a bigger area. Fireplaces with wood stove inserts are far easier to clean and manage than open fireplaces.
  • Wood Pellet Stoves: Around for over 20 years, wood pellet stoves now occupy a large share of the alternative heating market. These stoves burn small pieces of recycled sawdust that have been compressed into pellets. They are known to be extremely efficient and to produce very little smoke or ash. Wood pellet stoves are also an affordable option, as pellets usually come in 40-pound plastic bags that sell for less than $5 a bag.

Call Hudson Chimney today to discuss your options for a wood-burning appliance.

 

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