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Wood Stove & Insert Installation

Wood stoves and inserts can be beautiful and affordable improvements to your home, and when performed by the experienced technicians at A-1 Chimney Specialist, installation is efficient, safe and clean.

Wood Burning Stoves

Wood stoves are available with a variety of options and can be installed for use in your inside and outside living areas. Units can be made of cast iron, stone or steel in a wide variety of looks.

Wood Burning Inserts

If you have an existing appliance that needs updating, whether for looks or function, an insert might be a great choice for you. These products can be retrofitted into the fireplace that is already in your home and can make use of your existing chimney. They can burn gas, wood or wood pellets, and are often significantly more efficient at heating a space than traditional fireplaces as they come equipped with blowers that circulate heat.

You’ll sometimes need to modify a flue to work with these products, but vent-free inserts can be installed without a need for flue modification.

EPA Wood Burning Fireplaces

Questions To Ask Yourself When You Are Considering A Stove Or Insert

What kind of look do you prefer? Stoves and inserts come in a variety of looks, from classic to more modern, in stone and metal, in plain black and colored enamel. Give some thought to your preferences – odds are there is a unit available that fits them to a T.

Are you planning to use your stove or insert for entertainment purposes or for heat? Different units will be focused on heating different sized areas and that may help narrow your decision.

What kind of budget are you working with? Products can vary widely, from less expensive steel stoves to more advanced, EPA-certified ones.

proper wood stove install diagram

Replacing An Older Stove Or Fireplace Can Bring Big Benefits

Stoves and fireplaces that were built even as recently as 1990 are markedly inefficient, as compared to modern products, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. And replacing an old unit with a new wood-burning stove is an investment that brings noteworthy energy benefits.

Among the improvements noted by the EPA:

  • Newer units can be 50 percent more energy efficient than old ones
  • They routinely use a third less wood for the same heat output
  • Newer units show a reduction in the build-up of creosote (a substance that accumulates in chimneys as a result of combustion), which also reduces the risk of chimney fires
  • Newer units can produce 70 percent less particle pollution

First Things First

Before choosing a stove or insert, you’ll want to have your chimney inspected by a Chimney Safety Institute of America-certified A-1 Chimney Specialist technician. We’ll make sure it’s in a suitable and safe condition for the installation. If repairs are needed, we can help you plan the best course of action.

Are you interested in adding a wood stove or insert to your home? Call A-1 Chimney Specialist or click here to schedule an appointment online. We can find and install exactly what you want.


A new gas insert or gas logs set could be a great option for your fireplace needs. Talk to the experts at A-1 Chimney to see if these chimney products are right for you.

  • review rating 5  Great people to work with. Definitely the best choice for chimney services in the area! FM

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  • review rating 5  Great service! Due to unexpected doctor appointments, I had to reschedule two times and they worked with me to get it done as soon as possible. They were very prompt; the living area was left exactly as it was when they arrived (no mess at all!) and answered my questions. I highly recommend them!

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  • review rating 5  In a time where customer service is becoming more infrequent than frequent , I have to take a moment to acknowledge the superb above and beyond service my husband and I received from A1 Chimney . First of all , we came to use this company several years ago when they sleeved our 100 year old house's chimney so we could burn real wood . We have used them regularly to check and sweep our chimney since. This year however , I had a chimney fire . Thankfully no damage was done . In looking at my records , I realized I hadn't had the chimney swept in a few years . BIG mistake on my part , hence the fire . So I called the company , sing my woes , asking if it would be possible for them to come out before Thanksgiving , this is less than 2 weeks prior by the way . Kind Marty lets me know the first availability isn't until 12/16 but he will do his best to see what he can do. He calls me back the same day to let me know he had jiggled some things around and could be out 12/13 . I thanked him but asked if there were any cancellations to please let me know. Kind Marty , let me rephrase , very KIND Marty , calls me back a couple of days ago asking if we could be free the Monday pre Thanksgiving . Absolutely , I reply . Well on Monday afternoon Preston and Robert leave after checking for damage , cleaning and confirming the sleeve did exactly what it is designed to do , protect the house in the event a chimney fire takes place , never once suggesting it wouldn't have happened if I hadn't waited 4 years . So THANK YOU all for doing such a wonderful job ! You have made us and my out of town family very happy in making it safe for us to enjoy this holiday with lovely fires , something we / they look forward to on their cold weather visits . May each of you have a very Happy Thanksgiving ! You've certainly made ours !!! Gratefully , Linda & Gill Ramsden

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  • review rating 5  A1 came out to sweep and inspect our chimney, as well as put a screen over the chimney opening. The guys that came out were fantastic!! They were so kind, friendly, and very professional. I was comfortable with them in my house, and they did a great job. They explained everything to me, and joked with my kids. We’ve already recommended them to other people and it’s only been 10 hours since their visit! We’ll definitely use them every time we need chimney services.

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  • review rating 5  I can't say enough good things about this company. The men came to clean our chimney (which badly needed it). They kept the house clean; they were so very polite; they took photos of the chimney. They also checked our dryer vent and took photos of that. We then learned that they service gas fireplaces--and we have been hunting for someone to help us with this. A lovely team. Super professional. It was like having the best doctor make a house call.

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