The most versatile hearth product, stoves are available in a wide selection of sizes and style and burn not only wood, but gas and wood pellets as well. They are generally used to heat a specific room or zone of the house and efficiency ratings must pass EPA standards.
Almost all people with older wood burning fireplaces can benefit from the installation of a fireplace insert. Generally, older fireplaces have efficiency ratings of just five to ten percent. An insert can assist in generating efficiencies of above 65 percent . Another benefit, fireplace inserts can enhance the appearance of an older fireplace with decorative doors and faces of many styles.
Inserts come in 5 different fuel types. We have focused on the 2 most commonly used, wood and gas.