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Whether you’re building from scratch or remodeling an existing space, adding a fire – the inevitable focal point of any space – can be a daunting challenge. Which fuel should I use? How big should the fire be? Which style looks best? We’ll be happy to help find the right solution for your space, needs, and budget. Meanwhile, you can start your own search right here!

If you’re unsure whether a gaswood or pellet fire is right for you, the questions below will help guide you toward the ideal choice. But before you dive into the details, there’s one important thing to know:

Stove or insert — which do you need?

  • If you’re building a new space from scratch, replacing an existing stove with a more efficient one, or adding a fire to a space that’s never had a fire before, choose a stove.
  • If you’re remodeling and want to modify an existing metal or masonry fireplace to improve its efficiency and/or update its appearance, choose an insert.
Gas is best if… Wood is best if… Pellet is best if…
Fuel availability & cost …it is cost-effective and available in your area. …it is plentiful and affordable where you live. …it is easy to store, no insects or dirt, and easy to load.
Convenience …you want a heat at the touch of a button. …you want heat source that’s independent of local utilities. …you want a push button start and a unit that is easily controlled and a thermostat option.
Fire authenticity …you want a real flame with minimal effort. …you prefer the sights, sounds and smells of a real fire. …you want a warm consistent glow, cycles high to low.
Environmental concerns …you want heat and a real flame from a clean-burning fuel. …you prefer using a local and/or renewable fuel resource for heat. …you want a green, renewable fuel made from wood waste.