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Hearthstone is one of the most recognizable names in stove manufacturing. They have been in the stove building industry for over 35 years. The pride that they take in their product is easily seen in the sheer beauty of the stoves.

hearthstone fireplace insertsHearthstone uses Soapstone in their fireboxes which last longer than steal and will retain heat much better. Once you get your Hearthstone fireplace heated it will stay warm much longer than traditional fireplaces which in the long run will save you money on your fireplace fuel.

The stoves that they make are not the kind that you place between two counters in the kitchen. They are the kind that you can use to help heat your home. Of course, Hearthstone makes the traditional potbellied wood stove, which by itself is an incredibly beautiful and efficient design. But, they also make free standing square stoves, zero clearance stoves and stove inserts.

Stoves come in three types at Hearthstone. They make wood stoves, gas stoves and pellet stoves. The variety only begins with what you are burning. Each type has a list of stove designs that can fit any décor and taste also, most of their stoves come in different color choices as well.

hearthstone equinoxEach stove is individually rated for the amount of space that it can actually heat. Most can heat up to 1800 square feet. That is the average square footage for a 3 bedroom home. The stoves are also designed to be energy efficient, and are rated according to how well they perform in that area.

Gas appliances have always made me nervous. I have never liked the idea of an open flame in my home. One feature that I find to be very comforting in the new gas stoves is that, the pilot light is not on when the stove is not in use. Another amazing feature is the battery backup that lights your stove when the power is out. Because, the power never seems to go out when it is warm outside.

Wood burning stoves are kept to the same efficiency standards as a gas stove, and they hold up rather well. Hearthstone has added blowers to force the heat out, and incorporated a design that helps the stove to burn longer on one load of wood. Some designs can burn continuously for 14 hours on a single load of wood, and heat a space of 2500 square feet. That’s astounding!

Stove inserts turn a drafty inefficient fireplace into a home heating monster. The inserts are just as efficient as their full sized cousins. These also come in different designs and colors. New stoves are no longer the poor cousin to other forms of home heating.