Our sales force will work with you to find the right products for you. By doing a little preparation ahead of time, you can help us help you arrive at the very best solutions to suit your needs.
The more you know about your purchases, the happier you’ll be when the work’s finished. Take a few minutes to read this page, to consider your answers, and you’ll be sure to get off on a better start.
- Do you want a primary heat, an occasional warmer, or just a decorative heater?
- What size area do you want to heat? Here’s how to calculate the square footage.
- What kind of fuel do I want to use? Maybe this Energy Cost Comparison Chart will help you decide.
- Is natural gas available where you live? Contact your local supplier for more information.
- Are you aware of the differences between pellet and wood stoves? There are some very important differences you should know about before you buy. Click here to learn more.
- Do you want quick heat, or a slower heat that lasts longer? Steel, Cast Iron, and Soapstone stoves have different heating properties.
- Photos can be a huge help in getting your sales person to visualize your needs.
Here’s a few photo suggestions:
- The stove or fireplace that you want to replace.
- The room that the existing stove or fireplace is in. Try to include the stovepipes.
- The general area of the room that you would like to install a new stove or fireplace.
- Your roof, so we can get an idea of the roof pitch, as well as the materials used.
- If you looking at new fireplace inserts, what size do you need? Print and fill out this
Fireplace Insert Measuring Chart.
- What is your budget? The stove or fireplace is not your only price consideration: remember to include delivery, installation, venting, and taxes.
- Do you know the difference between a fireplace insert and a fireplace?
Fireplace Inserts: If you have an existing masonry fireplace and want to upgrade it, you want a fireplace insert. A fireplace insert uses flexible venting that goes up an existing chimney. More info
Fireplace: If you’d like to add a fireplace to a room that has no masonry fireplace, look at regular fireplaces. Fireplaces use special venting that does not require a masonry chimney. More info
Here’s a helpful video from the Washington State Department of Ecology:
“A Quick Guide on How to Select a New Stove for Home Heat”
“An Introduction to Wood Stoves” from the Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association”