FreeStanding units are similar to traditional woodstoves, but so much cleaner and easier to use! They can be vented several different ways. Most models are able to vent up two or three feet off the top of the stove and then out horizontally through the wall. A few are able to go directly horizontal out the wall. You can also vent them up through the roof and may also utilize parts of an existing woodstove chimney system. They can be finished in steel, cast iron, porcelain enamel, and soapstone and come in a variety of sizes. Most require a hearthpad be installed between the fireplace and combustible flooring.
are designed for installation in an existing masonry fireplace. They come with different sizes, colors and shapes of surrounds which blend them into the existing opening of your fireplace. Flexible venting is run through the chimney with a special adaptor and chimney cap added above the roof.
Built In Fireplaces are for the built in look, without the necessity of a masonry chimney. Many brands now offer mantles or surrounds and mantles to complete the look, or you can design your own. Venting can be accomplished up through the roof, or up a short ways and then out horizontally. Some units offer ducting so that some of the heat can be moved to other areas of the home. So you can enjoy your romantic fire in the livingroom without overheating, yet that back bedroom is getting the heat it needs.