At Byler’s Stove Shoppe we are interested in providing products that best suit the specific needs of our customers. A few questions will help determine what will best suit your style. Our Installers are trained to the highest standards in the industry (NFI) to ensure customer safety and satisfaction. We take very seriously the fact that we are putting fire in your home and that you require a safe, professional installation.
Most residential heating/HVAC systems are connected to duct work that is room to room which heats/cools the entire home. Modern Heat Pumps are very efficient sources of heat; however, in extremely cold temperatures, their ability to heat is diminished. One answer to this problem is a supplemental heat source like wood, pellet, or gas. Freestanding stoves and built-in fireplaces and inserts are considered “zone” heaters, not primary heat sources. How much of the home they will heat depends on the rated output of the unit, open or closed floor plan, single story or 2 story, ceiling height, quality of insulation, efficiency of windows/doors, and location of stove/fireplace. Even beyond the heating of a stove or fireplace, it creates an inviting place for family and friends to gather.
A few questions that will help steer you in a direction…..
I am concerned about heat during a power outage? Pellet Stoves require electricity. (pellet stoves will operate on a small portable generator.) Wood stoves and gas stoves/fireplaces are great options. Our gas fireplaces and stoves will heat during a power failure.
Is convenience of operation and lower maintenance the main concern? Gas units will fit the bill. Our units are mid to upper level units that can be coupled with fully functional remotes.
Economy of operation? This depends on the market fluctuation of fossil fuels. If you have access to good dry firewood and don’t mind the physical labor involved, this is a great option. Pellet stoves would be another consideration if you are committed to maintaining the unit. Pellet stoves are a great option but require higher maintenance than wood stoves.
Frequency of operation? Is the unit more for ambiance and decor than for heat?