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Having a fireplace installed in the home can really improve the look and the ambiance of a room. And, let’s face it, the heat that comes from a fireplace just feels more comfortable—allowing you to relax and unwind. Another major benefit of a hearth is that it can increase the value of your home.
Merrill Sheet Metal Works offers one of the largest selections of quality wood and gas burning fireplaces, stoves, and inserts in the Wausau and North Central Wisconsin area. Let our knowledgeable hearth experts help you discover the right product for your home and lifestyle.
Leave it to us to make sure your fireplace looks and functions just like you envisioned it. We have everything you need—including a contractor on staff to tile your fireplace mantel and the surrounding area for a custom look. If you already own a hearth product, call us to take care of your annual service and maintenance. We have what you need to ensure that your new unit is beautiful, safe, and ready for use. At Merrill Sheet Metal, we are committed to doing things right.
DIFFERENCES BETWEEN FIREPLACES, INSERTS AND STOVES
When people think of a fireplace, they often think of a stunning brick or stone facade with an open wood fire, which connects to a flue and chimney. While this was the case in the past, many fireplaces are factory built and can be located virtually anywhere in the home. These units are typically made of metal, glass, air-cooled pipes, and insulated walls. Some also have blowers that push heated air from the fire into your home. While still regulated by engineering and municipal codes, the difference in their construction allows for more design options.
Fireplace inserts act like a wood stove and are designed to fit within the firebox of a masonry fireplace. Inserts are used to convert masonry fireplaces into more efficient heating systems.
A wood-burning stove is designed to produce heat and can burn a variety of fuels. Generally, the unit consists of a solid metal closed fire chamber, a base, and an adjustable air control.
The choices, styles, color options, and heating efficiency ratings among these units vary widely. Our hearth experts will listen to what you need, and show you various options to fit your budget and vision.
CHOOSING AN EFFICIENT AND RELIABLE FUEL SOURCE HELPS ENSURE COMFORT AND COST SAVINGS
While traditional masonry fireplaces burn wood, with fireplace inserts and stoves, the fuel choices include gas and wood.
- Wood Fuel—This is a natural, renewable resource that also works when the power is out. In addition, you can’t beat the sights, sounds, and aroma of burning wood.
- Gas Fuel—This is the most convenient and cleanest burning fuel. And, in most cases, it works when the power goes out.
There is no one “right answer” regarding fuel choice, so rely on the technicians at Merrill Sheet Metal to provide advice based on your available space, preferences, and cost considerations.
WOOD STOVE UPGRADES ARE MORE EFFICIENT AND PRODUCE LESS INDOOR AIR POLLUTION
If your wood stove is more than 20 years old, you may be in need of an upgrade—both in terms of fuel efficiency and cleaner indoor air. New stoves are up to 50 percent more efficient, using less wood to produce the same amount of heat. More importantly, they decrease the naturally occurring particles in wood smoke by 70 percent, reducing your family’s exposure to potentially harmful pollutants. The new stoves also reduce creosote buildup in the chimney, reducing the risk of a home fire. Because we have pledged to do things the right way, every wood stove sold by Merrill Sheet Metal meets EPA standards for clean burning and reduction of contaminants.
VIEW A BREATHTAKING ARRAY OF OPTIONS IN OUR FIREFLY LODGE
As home heating experts, adding hearth products was a natural fit for us and many of our customers requested these types of products. It’s why we built the Firefly Lodge. Today, we offer some of the best and most-recognized brands in the business.
Blaze King provides a variety of wood and gas fireplaces, stoves, and inserts. These are extremely efficient, eco-friendly hearth products that are built to last.
Fireplace Xtrordinair offers gas and wood fireplaces and inserts that deliver high-efficiency heat while providing the style you desire.
Hearthstone provides a line of wood and gas stoves, as well as wood fireplace inserts to warm your family and save you money.
Lopi is a world-class manufacturer of wood stoves and fireplace inserts and gas stoves, fireplaces, and inserts. You can choose from models that deliver tons of heat or just the beauty of an open fire.
Don't Delay, Visit the Firefly Lodge Today
When you are ready for the comfort and the “warm, fuzzy feeling” provided by a fireplace, stove, or insert, come get inspired at the Firefly Lodge. Our experts will show you a dazzling array of choices and help you make a wise and beautiful decision. Walk-ins are welcome, otherwise contact us to schedule your personal tour.