Wood & Gas Stoves: Browse Our Superior Collection of Products
Thinking of changing things up in your household? A fireplace remodel, fireplace insert, or new stove installation may seem like a big project to take on, but when you hire our experts for the job, things will flow smoothly. Just tell us your wishes, then leave it in our hands. We’d love to bring your vision to life.
We serve homeowners living in Hillsborough and all of its surrounding areas – trust us for all things chimney, venting, and fireplace.
We’re Regency Dealers
We care about the communities we serve and want our clients to be equipped with only the best products available. That’s why we only sell and install products from brands we trust and believe in – and Regency is one of those. In fact, we’re authorized Regency dealers, so folks throughout the Hillsborough area can gain access to these superior systems, no problem.
Why is Regency superior?
Regency has been around since 1979, eventually evolving to become a leader in fireplace products worldwide. They excel because they use innovative techniques and technologies to create systems that actually stand the test of time, giving homeowners years and years of reliable and steady heat to enjoy in their space.
In addition to providing efficient products, Regency also provides systems that look great, so you can fully enjoy their place in your home.
Long story short, if you’re looking for a product that will deliver high-level results, stand the test of time, and improve the value of your home, you can’t go wrong by turning to Regency.
We Also Install Fireplace Inserts
In addition to selling and installing freestanding wood and gas stoves, we also install fireplace inserts. These are systems that are inserted into an existing fireplace opening, replacing an old, outdated, and inefficient setup with a system that offers strong heat output and an improved aesthetic.
Why switch to a fireplace insert?
Now, classic fireplace setups produce an ambiance that’s hard to beat, so why might a homeowner make the switch to an insert?
- Improved energy efficiency: Inserts typically have insulated glass doors that prevent heat loss, as well as a blower that circulates warm air throughout the room, which means significantly more warmth in your space. This is one of the biggest reasons people prefer an insert over a more open traditional setup.
- Lower heating costs: Because these systems are so much more efficient, they can help homeowners save money on monthly heating costs. They generate more heat, while using less fuel, empowering you to turn down your central heating system and enjoy a significant dip in your monthly bills.
- Easy fuel conversions: The authenticity of burning real wood logs is hard to beat, but there’s no denying that they invite more mess and hassle. Investing in a gas insert makes switching from an open wood fireplace to a convenient and efficient gas system easier than ever.
- Environmental benefits: Burning fuel in a fireplace insert can be a much more sustainable and eco-friendly option than other forms of heating – especially compared to open fireplaces. This is especially true if you use sustainably sourced wood.
- Increased safety: Fireplace inserts are generally safer than traditional open fireplaces because they are enclosed and have a door that can be closed to prevent sparks and embers from escaping. If you have kiddos or curious pets, this can make a huge impact on your peace of mind!
- Improved aesthetics: A fireplace insert can transform the look of your existing fireplace, giving it a more modern and streamlined appearance – without having to invest in a major renovation or overhaul in the process.
Overall, switching to a fireplace insert can be a smart investment, and it’s one we’d love to help homeowners in Middlesex County, Somerset County, and Hunterdon County out with. Think this is the right choice for you? Give us a call – we’ve got your back.
Why Invest in a New Insert, Wood/Gas Stove, or Custom Hearth?
There are lots of reasons why a new system might be a good choice for your household.
- Increased Home Value: A well-designed and well-maintained fireplace can be a major selling point for any home. If your system is outdated, though, it can have the opposite effect. A fireplace remodel can increase the value of your home significantly.
- Improved Home Appearance: A fireplace is often the focal point of a room. And if yours is in poor condition – or simply not meeting your tastes anymore – it can bring the whole aesthetic of your space down. Work with us and choose from new materials, colors, and designs that better suit your style and preferences.
- Improved Fireplace Efficiency: If fireplace efficiency is a problem for you, a remodel may be the ticket to gaining more heat – and lowering your energy bills in the process. Ask about what changes we can make to help with this. You also might consider switching up fuel types or making the switch to an insert.
- Easier Maintenance: If you don’t use your fireplace because it’s hard to maintain or not easy to use, a remodel can help. You can add features, such as a gas starter or a remote control, to simplify start-up, or consider a bigger change – like switching from a high-maintenance wood-fueled system to a more convenient gas-operated one.
Overall, this is one service that is well worth your while, adding value to your home and working wonders as far as improving ambiance. Don’t miss out – ask our team about your options today.
What Are the Benefits of Wood Stoves?
There’s no denying that wood stoves offer countless benefits. If you’re interested in adding one to your home, give our techs a call today. We value expert craftsmanship and heightened efficiency, and we pride ourselves on only providing quality products that are built to last.
Some of the biggest benefits of owning a wood stove include:
- Wood is known for being an economical source of heat, especially if you season your own. It’s cheap, renewable, and easy to access – can’t beat that.
- Wood stoves are highly efficient, always pouring out a lot of heat into your living space. This makes it easy to lower your thermostat, up your zone-heating game, and keep your energy bills in check.
- These systems provide a cozy, warm ambiance. Sure, gas systems do, too, but they lack the authenticity and classic vibe that burning real wood logs offers. That snap and crackle is hard to beat!
- They can be a backup source of heat in a power outage. Since they don’t require electricity, you’ll get heat and warmth even when everything else has shut down. You can even use them to cook your food.
- Wood stoves are generally easier to install than other types of fireplaces or stoves. If it’s the installation process you’re dreading, never fear. It won’t take long, and you’ll have your new system up and running before you know it.
- They’re relatively low maintenance. Sure, wood can be a bit of hassle in terms of hauling and storage, but once you get a nice routine going, wood stoves are actually pretty easy to maintain.
- There are many size and style options, ensuring you get the one most well-suited to your home and design tastes. There’s no point in getting an entirely new system if you’re not going to enjoy looking at it.
All in all, wood stoves are known for being a reliable and efficient source of heat, and they can also add a rustic, cozy touch to your home. If you’re interested in adding one to your living space, our crew is here to help.
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What Are the Benefits of Gas Stoves?
Many homeowners nowadays are making the switch to gas systems, and when you check out the long list of benefits they offer, it’s not hard to understand why. That said, getting your new gas stove installed by a tech that’s certified and experienced is a must for ensuring heightened efficiency and safer functioning, overall. Trust us for a job well done.
What are the benefits of gas stoves? It’s a lengthy list.
- Gas stoves are known for their convenience, and can be turned on and off with the flip of a switch or the push of a button. If you’re looking for something that doesn’t require tons of work on your end, this is the way to go.
- These systems burn very cleanly, producing very little smoke, ash, or other particulate matter in the process. This makes them a cleaner and more environmentally-friendly option when compared to traditional wood-burning fireplaces.
- Gas stoves are very energy-efficient, meaning they can easily help you save money on your monthly heating bills. Simply turn them on, crank down your thermostat, and gather everyone in the same cozy spot to enjoy the heat.
- They’re relatively easy to install. Gas systems, in general, are quick to install when you trust a professional, and they require minimal construction work. In fact, it shouldn’t take your techs more than a day to get the job done.
- They’re a low maintenance option, requiring minimal maintenance and cleaning – especially when compared to wood-burning fireplaces, which require regular chimney cleaning, building fires, and the removal of ash and soot.
- Modern gas stoves come with realistic-looking logs and flames, which provide a cozy and warm atmosphere without the hassle of chopping and storing wood. Models nowadays also come in a range of styles and sizes, so matching with your preferences and tastes won’t be a problem.
Overall, gas stoves are a convenient, efficient, and low-maintenance option, and we’d be happy to get yours correctly installed. And if you need maintenance or chimney repairs down the line, we can handle that too.
Can I Install a Freestanding Stove Myself?
No – this isn’t something we would recommend. These are complex systems, so you’ll want someone who is experienced and properly trained to handle the process with care, precision, and accuracy. You’ll also want to trust a tech who’s well-versed on proper building codes, safety regulations, and venting techniques.
What can happen if the installation job is done poorly? Even a minor mistake or mishap can lead to fire hazards, carbon monoxide poisoning, and other safety issues. In addition to this, many stove manufacturers require the stove be installed by a certified professional in order to maintain the warranty – meaning if damages happen down the line, you’ll be out of luck.
In the end, it’s always better to consult with a professional chimney sweep who has the expertise and experience to install the stove correctly and safely. DIY attempts will likely lead to damage and hazards that not only cost you more money down the line, but put your household at risk as well.
Do Wood or Gas Stoves Require a Chimney?
Really want a new wood or gas freestanding stove, but don’t have a chimney? You may think you’re out of luck, but we’ve got good news. While most of these systems do require some type of venting system, having a chimney in your home is not a requirement. Rather, a flue can be installed through the wall or ceiling, allowing any fumes or smoke the system produces an effective escape route out of your home.
This makes stoves an ideal option for those who don’t have a fireplace in their home already – or who don’t want to spend the time and money having one built.
Do some models not require a venting system?
If you don’t want to deal with a venting system at all, there are still some stove options available to you.
Unfortunately, if you’re hoping to invest in a wood stove, this won’t be a possibility. Wood stoves will always require a chimney or a venting system because the smoke and fumes produced need somewhere to go. Otherwise, they’ll wreak havoc in your household, causing damage and triggering all kinds of health issues for those inside.
Gas stoves, on the other hand, don’t always require some type of flue or chimney. Direct vent options will need a two-pipe venting system, but vent-free models do not require anything like that. That said, they must be installed in a room with adequate ventilation and be assembled correctly by a certified and experienced tech – otherwise your risk of gas exposure could increase.
All in all, it’s important to consult with a professional chimney sweep who can help you choose the right venting system for your needs and home, as well as ensure all proper clearances and safety regulations are met.
Can I Use My Cast Iron Stove During a Power Outage?
You bet. Most stoves still operate when everything else is shut down, which can be a huge relief in the colder months of the year, when a bad storm could leave your HVAC system out of commission. It also means you’ll have additional light, as well as a place to potentially warm up food.
All that said, make sure you’re always putting safety first and following the proper guidelines. Make sure your flue is clear, that your system can properly vent, and that you’re doing everything possible to reduce the risk of fire hazards or carbon monoxide exposure.
A good tip is to refer to the manufacturer’s original instructions when putting your system to use in a power outage. You can also consult with our techs if you have any questions!
Are there any exceptions?
Yes – if you have a gas-fueled stove that requires electricity to power up the pilot light, you may need a backup ignition system in place in order to fire things up. If this is a concern for you, ask our crew about your options, so we can get you set up right with the perfect system for your needs.
Which Fuel Is More Energy Efficient – Wood or Gas?
In general, gas stoves are considered more energy-efficient than wood options. Why? To put it simply, gas stoves produce more heat for less fuel. These systems can also be easily turned on and off, allowing you to control the heat output more precisely, which can work in your favor when it comes to energy savings.
On the flip side, wood stoves require more fuel to produce the same amount of heat – and the heat output can be more difficult to control.
Gas stoves also burn more cleanly than their wood-fueled counterparts, typically producing fewer emissions and pollutants overall. This makes them a more environmentally-friendly option as well – another big perk.
All that said, though, either option is going to provide more heat and efficiency than an open fireplace setup would. And many times efficiency levels have more to do with using the stove correctly, rather than investing in a particular fuel type. So, choose the fuel that would be best for you, and rest easy knowing you’re getting a great appliance, either way.
How Often Should I Service My Freestanding Stove?
We suggest servicing your cast iron freestanding stove at least once every year. Why? Because this guarantees you those efficient results your household deserves, so you can spend evening after evening enjoying the heat and ambiance of your new setup. It also minimizes your risk of experiencing hazards, like carbon monoxide leaks, house fires, smoke inhalation, and more.
What can I expect during my service?
Well, it’s a fairly quick and affordable process. And, trust us, it’s well worth getting on your calendar – especially if it means avoiding bigger problems later on.
Basically, our techs will inspect and clean the appliance, then check the seals for leaks or damage. We can also test the ventilation system to ensure everything is working properly, and throughout the entire process, we’ll be looking for any potential threats to your safety, like damage or buildup inside of the flue.
Keep in mind, too, that if you use your stove frequently, it may require more maintenance. Also, if you notice any issues with performance, such as difficulty starting/maintaining fires or less heat output than you were expecting, you may want to consider servicing the system more often.
If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out to our certified techs. We can answer your questions, set up a service, and put your mind at ease.
What can happen if annual inspections are neglected?
Every heating appliance comes with some safety concerns. The good news is that investing in regular professional maintenance can minimize the chance of experiencing threats or hazards significantly. What can happen if this maintenance is avoided?
- Fire Hazards: Sure, stoves are meant to generate a lot of heat, but if they aren’t used properly or regularly maintained by a pro, the chance of experiencing fire hazards will go up substantially. Be sure to invest in inspections, so that any signs of buildup can be promptly spotted and addressed – and so that your home and family aren’t at risk.
- Carbon Monoxide: This is a gas that is toxic and can be deadly in high concentrations. Unfortunately, it’s both colorless and odorless, making it nearly impossible to detect – and a stove that’s backed up or malfunctioning could start leaking it into your home. Regular inspections can ensure damages are spotted swifty.
- Burns & Injuries: Like we’ve mentioned, stoves get hot – isn’t that the point? That said, contact with the hot surface can cause burns, so staying educated on safety measures, and keeping children and pets away from this appliance is a must. Ask your pro about the best ways to operate your system safely.
- Poor Indoor Air Quality: Stoves produce smoke, particulate matter, and other pollutants that can affect the indoor air quality of your household if things aren’t venting correctly. Install a smoke detector and ensure adequate ventilation by trusting a professional for regular check-ups.
Our Installation Services Are Superior
When it comes to installation services, hiring a certified sweep is always the right route to take.
We’re the team to trust throughout Hillsborough and the surrounding areas. Stress less about efficiency, safety, and maintenance by trusting our techs from the very start. We’re licensed, insured, and certified, ensuring a job well done every time.
Request your next appointment online, or give us a call at 908-864-4114