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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.

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