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Tips on Buying a Gas Fireplace or Insert

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Woodstove Fireplace & Patio Shop - Gas Fireplace or Insert in Acton, Boxborough, MA

For some gas fireplaces have increasingly become a favored choice over traditional fireplaces. They are easy to turn on with the flip of a switch, making them far more convenient to use than wood burning fireplaces. Many gas fireplace inserts are also available with remote controls and wall thermostats. Gas fireplaces do not require the purchase of wood or the labor associated with purchase and storage. Avoiding wood piles means avoiding the termite risk that accompany all wood storage areas. In multiple ways, gas is simply a cleaner option.

Gas fireplaces are clean burning, energy efficient, and save the customers money over time. If you prefer liquid propane, The Woodstove Fireplace & Patio Shop can accommodate either version. We offer many models, sizes and styles to meet the needs of all homeowners.

There are both direct vent and vent free gas fireplaces available. Direct vent fireplaces use zero-clearance technology, meaning they don't need chimneys or foundations. A direct vent allows all of the combustion gases and moisture to leave your home without all the build up in chimneys. Venting is usually through a wall or roof, allowing for more flexibility than if a chimney was required. They are also easier to install than units with a chimney and give you greater placement options.

A gas fireplace can be installed anywhere that a gas line is available, both in the middle of a room and along an outside wall. So you can have that traditional fireplace look along the wall, or try for a new sleek modern look in the middle of the room. We can help with any installation and answer any questions you may have about placement. One last great perk about a gas fireplace is that they are easily maintained. All you need to do is have an annual inspection of the burner, fan, venting, pilot light and thermostat.

Gas fireplaces are not for everyone. The beauty and reward of traditional fireplaces and natural flame is undeniable. So of course, it always comes down to personal preference. Whatever your preference is, Contact the Woodstove Fireplace & Patio Shop, we are here to deliver quality and valued solutions that will last a lifetime.

Your Fireplace Cana be a Gorgeous Heating Solution

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Woodstove Fireplace Shop and Patio, MA

The Clydesdale wood burning fireplace insert is the perfect solution for drafty, inefficient fireplaces. The large viewing area highlights the ambiance of wood burning while the cast iron and soapstone construction generates a heat output sufficient for large areas.

Transform your fireplace. A Hearthstone Clydesdale fireplace insert will make your fireplace a gorgeous heat source for heating a large space. This wood burning fireplace insert produces heat and beauty. In fact, the Clydesdale produces 60,000 BTUs of heat and can heat up to 2,000 square feet.

The inside of the firebox is lined with thick soapstone panels that give the Clydesdale the thermal mass that make this fireplace insert better than other inserts on the market. The combination of cast iron and soapstone will add several hours of heat life to the already high burn time of up to 10 hours.

Cast Iron and Soapstone

The combined use of cast iron and soapstone means that you can enjoy the style of an all cast iron fireplace insert, and also benefit from the powers of soapstone. Our cast iron inserts provide heat soon after lighting, and also say warm longer than other cast iron inserts thanks to the soapstone lining.

Contact the Woodstove Fireplace & Patio Shop for more information.

Wood Burning Fireplace Inserts, Nothing Burns Like a Quadra-Fire

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Woodstove Fireplace Shop and Patio, MA

Quadra-Fire wood burning inserts provide an instant upgrade to any open fireplace. Designed to be retrofitted into an existing wood-burning fireplace, inserts upgrade efficiency and heat-producing capabilities for a more powerful, cleaner burning fire. Fireplace inserts are a simple solution for more efficient room heating and a more attractive home.

Homeowners will get more out of their existing wood-burning fireplace with a from Quadra-Fire. For more than 30 years, Quadra-Fire has put performance and easy operation above all else. Designed with highest quality and durable components these are built to last! As the fire ignites, it remains clear: Nothing Burns Like a Quad.

Voyageur Grand Wood Insert

The Voyageur Grand wood insert is a larger version of the award-winning Voyageur. These cast iron wood fireplace inserts provide a one-of-a-kind look and more powerful performance with a larger firebox. The Burn System, ACC technology and rugged Quadra-Fire construction ensure rugged performance.

  • 58,600 BTUs* — heats 1,100 to 2,800 square feet, based on climate and home efficiency
  • EPA certified, with low emission levels of 3.2 grams per hour
  • 2.35 cu ft firebox capacity / recommended 20" log length
  • Up to 14 hours of burn time from each load of wood†
  • Easy start-up
  • Also available in a smaller size: Voyageur

For more information on wood burning inserts for your fireplace, contact The Woodstove Fireplace & Patio Shop.

Warm Your Home with a Fireplace Insert from Vermont Castings

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, January 09, 2019
The Woodstove Fireplace & Patio Shop - Carlisle, Concord, MA

If you are looking for a fireplace insert that has superb burning performance and exquisite craftsmanship, look no further than Vermont Castings wood burning fireplace inserts. These fireplace inserts are superior in aesthetics, design, and functionality and are a perfect addition to your home. They will change the look and feel of your living space, making it more elegant while providing clean and efficient heat and a beautiful fire.

Vermont casting wood inserts are by far the most efficient inserts for fireplaces and are made from cast iron. They feature a clean burning and a panoramic, large viewing area. In fact, they consistently exceed EPA standards for emissions, making them a green and sustainable heat source. For extra heating efficiency, these wood inserts offer a variable speed fan so that the heat is forced out into your living space.

Furthermore, the design makes temperature regulation easier to control so that you can have more even heat in your living space. To find out more about Vermont casting wood burning fireplace inserts, contact the Woodstove Fireplace & Patio Shop.

Modern Gas Fireplaces are Trending

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, January 02, 2019
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The classic mantle-and-hearth fireplace is now giving way to more contemporary gas fireplace and insert designs that emphasize clean, simple lines. Gas has become the top option.

Fireplaces are also getting bigger, influenced by widescreen television sets. And, there are more options for finishes, from classic brick and rock to ultra-sleek tile, glass, and metal.

People are enjoying more modern design that is clean, modern, and sleek and homeowners are more in favor of clean-face units and wider dimensions.

See-through or doubled-sided gas fireplaces are a fast-growing trend, adding a focal point in home décor. See-through fireplace styles offer light and heat on both sides of a wall, with the fireplace serving as a focal point for two rooms, or as a divider for larger areas.

Today’s gas fireplaces are a whole lot more versatile, with a range of styles, surrounds and finishes complimenting any décor. Looks can easily be changed and updated as well by simply adding decorative rocks or glass crystals or installing a new log set. It’s an easy and affordable way to revamp or customize an indoor fireplace.

Gas Fireplaces add value to a home, and can significantly reduce heating costs. While some fireplaces heat only one room, others have fans with can circulate warm air to other parts of the home. They are more efficient because you can just heat the room you are in with a thermostat or transfer the heat to other rooms.

Natural gas fireplaces are a number one choice because they are convenient, easily maintained and cost-efficient. Anyone can walk in the room and flip a switch, and turn on the fire. You can heat the room, and keep the furnace turned down.

Gas Fireplaces offer a range of benefits to a home, creating ambiance, warmth and comfort while adding value and cutting heating costs. Fireplaces not only serve as a focal point of a room, but as a gathering point as well.

For more information on gas fireplaces and inserts, contact Woodstove Fireplace & Patio Shop.