Our UFS Member Stores have a full range of free-standing Wood Burning Stoves, from affordable wood stoves to several premium, high quality wood stove brands including Hearthstone and Enerzone. Whether you are looking for a low-cost Wood Stove or a top-of-the-line unit, speak with a Hearth expert at your local United Fireplace & Stove Member Store.
When it comes to beauty and authenticity of wood heating appliances, nothing quite matches the timeless feel of a wood burning stove. Wood stoves have evolved over the ages and are now considered innovative & efficient. New models are all EPA certified to produce considerably fewer emissions, making them an environmentally friendly choice that can also lower your heating bills.
Besides providing the same cozy ambiance as a traditional fireplace, there are numerous benefits to modern wood stoves. These cost-cutting heating appliances are energy efficient, up to 80%. Wood burning stoves come in a number of styles and sizes so you can effectively heat everything from one busy room to the entire house.
Aligning beautiful style with heating power, EPA certified wood burning stoves use a re-burn system to burn away particles left-over after the combustion process. These stoves protect the environment by burning the by-products of combustion/smoke before they enter the chimney and exit to the atmosphere. Free-standing stoves are a great choice for eco-conscious individuals.
Three Types of Wood Stoves
Wood burning stoves come in a number of styles, sizes and shapes. You can easily find a unit that will complement your home décor. The appearance of stoves will vary from traditional and rustic to contemporary and modern. There are three types of material that stoves are made from. You can choose from steel, soapstone and cast iron. This is important because each of these materials perform a bit differently. The cost of the stove will often vary depending if it’s steel, cast iron or soapstone.
Most UFS Member Stores offer a full range of wood burning stoves from budget models to impressively large steel, cast iron and soapstone wood stoves that will last for decades. One of the most popular brands is Enerzone, a company who is dedicated to producing top-quality wood burning stoves that mix beauty, efficiency, and longevity all in one appliance. Stop by your local member store to view the superior quality and design of an Enerzone stove in person and to learn more about the three types of wood burning stoves:
- Steel Wood Burning Stoves: Steel stoves have the entire range of price and quality well covered. These stoves heat up more quickly than other types of wood stoves and they cool down more quickly when the fire goes out. For customers who prefer using a stove with a fan, steel models normally have a convective air chamber designed into them. This air chamber is the space that air is forced through with a fan. Then the warm air, or convective heat, is moved into the room.
- Cast Iron Wood Burning Stoves: The cast iron wood stove is an American icon that has been popular for more than two centuries. High quality and longevity are their trademarks. These units can be highly decorative with terrific curb appeal. Castings can be poured into a wide variety of shapes with arched doors and texturing and designs on the surfaces of the stove. Some cast iron wood stoves may feature a functional cook-plate on the top surface where homeowners can prepare meals while heating their home!
- Soapstone Wood Burning Stoves: Soapstone stoves do a better job of storing heat than any other natural material. Soapstone stoves require a bit longer to heat up. Soapstone provides an even, steady and consistent heat that will continue long after the fire has gone out. It’s hard to match the beauty of a soapstone wood stove. Because of the unique veining in the stone, each unit is an individual work of art. These luxurious models are truly the focal point of any home and guaranteed to increase the “coziness factor”!
Get the Best Deal
Be wary of low-priced stoves. Although they may seem like a good deal, they are typically made overseas with low grade steel or cast iron. The quality is low. Add the extremely high temperatures with burning wood and life expectancy is short. Don’t waste your money on an appliance that will only be around for a couple of years. You are setting yourself up to be disappointed. Invest in a quality wood burning stove that will meet your expectations and be around much longer.
Speak with the knowledgeable staff at your local privately owned UFS Member Store and let them help you find the perfect wood burning stove for your needs & lifestyle.