||Natural and available. Wood can supplement furnace usage and reduce heating costs up to 30%.
||Convenience. Quickly turn the fire on or off, adjust flame height and fire intensity.
||Clean-burning and consistent. Pellets are affordable, available and renewable.
||Coal can burn up to 24 hours without refueling. it costs about 30% less than purchased wood.
||Extremely reliable heat. No gas or wood to purchase. No venting required. Install almost anywhere.|
||Expect robust, steady fires. Today's wood products deliver powerful heating performance and efficiency.
||Gas fires are consistent and controllable by design. You choose the fire's intensity.
||Active and robust. A small fire can burn an inch high, while a powerful 10-inch blaze is bright and intense.
||Coal fires are strong and steady. They're generally more subdued, providing clean blue flames and a stunning glow.
||A unique, hypnotic glow with no actual flames.|
||Paper, kindling, and a fire-starting log are effective.
||Flip a switch or grab your remote. It's that easy.
||Automatic thermostats and temperature controls do the work for you—just keep your hopper filled.
||Coal fires start slowly. Begin with paper and dry kindling, then add coal in batches.
||Use an outlet or have the unit hardwired. Then, simply flip a switch or grab your remote.|
|Type of Heat
||Adding more fuel will immediately increase convective heat. Radiant heat will remain steady.
||Enjoy a steady mix of radiant and convective heat.
||Most of the heat is convectional—blown through a heat exchanger and out into the home.
||Coal is generally hotter than wood and has a longer, more sustainable burn for powerful radiant heat.
||Electric fireplaces produce radiant heat—and you completely control the heat output.|
|Fuel Storage & Handling
||Dry storage is important. A cord of wood is stacked 4'x4'x8'. On average, a 1,500 sq. ft. home will require 2-4 cords per season.
||Fed through a pipeline or delivered to your home and stored in an outside tank.
||Pellets are normally available in 40 lb. bags. A 1,500 sq. ft. home will use 2-4 tons per season, on average.
||Dry storage is important. One 4'x4'x8' stack of coal should supply the average home for one season.
||Electric fireplaces are extremely hassle-free and don't require any fuel storage.|