3-2-1 Burn Clean! Wood Appliance Replacement Program

Rebate Incentive Program for Sonoma County

electricThe rebate program just launch on November 1st, 2016 provides rebates to homeowners that want to change from a non-EPA certified wood stove or fireplace to an EPA-Certified Gas or electric fueled unit. We have the largest selection of electric and gas fireplaces, stoves and inserts in Sonoma County. The 3-2-1 Burn Clean! program was created to help the impacts that wood smoke produces. By offering these rebates we're helping Sonoma County become cleaner and healthier. To learn more about the program, Call or contact us. Click here to learn about the rebate amounts.  
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We’ve Expanded Our Showroom!

As winter approaches, we've added some more products to choose from.

showroom-expanding If you've ever visited our location you've probably noticed we've improved our showroom over the last few years. In doing so we now have the largest selection of Wood, Gas & Electric heating unites on display in the North Bay Area. We try to provide a fireplace, stove or insert for any house or any budget. With that being said we always like to provide the latest in energy efficiency along with the newest products on the market. Just recently we have expanded the largest fireplace store showroom  in the North Bay even bigger! We've added 12 new burning displays to our gas product line along with 5 new electric fireplace & inserts. We've also completely remodeled our new wood burning insert showroom. When you're ready to purchase your new heating unit, come by and visit us to learn about what's best for your home and lifestyle!
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Reasons To Add To A Gas Fireplace To Your Home

Top 5 Reasons to Add a Gas Fireplace, Insert or Stove

  1. It Pays For Itself

    • Today's energy efficient gas units product more heat with less gas. You can heat an entire home and save money over using your furnace each day. In addition, the cost installing a gas fireplace will be recouped when you sell your home.
  2. Minimal Maintenance

    • Gas units require little maintenance, just about as much as your furnace and much less than a wood burning fireplace. Gas units don't require cleaning, instead having someone occasionally inspect the unit to make sure it it operating effeciently.
  3. Ease of Use

    • Gas fireplaces, stoves & inserts are very easy to use. Just as you would flip a switch for your thermostat for your furnace, you do the same with a gas unit and save money on utility costs in the process. Unlike wood burning, you don't need to store wood, chop wood or constantly feed the fire and deal with inconsistent heat output. Gas allows you to flip a switch and set your temperature.
  4. Not As Expensive

    • Gas fireplaces, stoves & inserts are much more affordable than you may think. When first introduced gas units were expensive compared to a wood burning stove. Today you can find very affordable units to fit your home and lifestyle. We offer financing and you can often find excellent discounts on gas units in our showroom
  5. Added Ambiance

    • Add to the decor of your home with Gas fireplaces, stoves & inserts. Today's gas units are much more than a heating product, they are works of art that enhance your home. Whether you want a stand alone stove, an insert for your fireplace or to convert your fireplace to gas, there are many styles to choose from. Additionally, the flame you get from a gas fireplace has a calming effect which helps reduce the daily stresses of life.
To learn more about your options for gas heating units, contact us.
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Wood or Gas Burning Fireplace, Insert or Stove? What Is Better?

electricShould you choose gas or wood burning to heat your home?

This is an easier question to answer in Northern California than it is in other parts of the country. With our year round weather, you can choose either to heat your home. Whether you want the convenience of gas or tradition of wood, we'll provide you the pros and cons with each.

Ease of Use:

Advantage: Gas Gas allows you the convenience of turning a switch on. Instant flame, instant heat. You can set it and forget it and enjoy steady heat. Wood requires more effort. You need to store the wood, chop to your fireplace size, start a small fire with kindling, then add your logs. With wood you need to feed the fire, heat output will vary based on the wood and the amount in the fireplace.

Cost:

Advantage: Wood Keeping in mind that you're not going to your hardware or grocery store and buying bundles of wood. Wood is abundant if you know where to find it. In many cases, the cost to you is labor. You need to cut it and store it. Gas on the other hand you have to purchase just like you would with a gas stove or electricity.

Ambiance:

Advantage: Wood Nothing replaces the sound of crackling of wood logs as they begin to flame. Wood gives you the traditional feeling and experience that Gas can't. Sure, gas now has beautiful logs that look like the real thing and provide the heat and flame such as wood but if you're looking for the traditional fireplace like your grandparents and their parents had before them, wood is your thing.

Maintenance:

Advantage: Gas Nothing is easier than maintaining a gas stove, insert or fireplace. Nothing to clean out. Wood fireplaces produce soot, ash and burnt logs. All of which are messy and time consuming to clean out. With wood you need to clean your chimney yearly to remove the build up that is left over from wood. Gas units are maintenance free, other than having your fireplace store come out for a routine inspection to make sure the unit is operating efficient as possible.

The choice is yours

As you can see, Gas and Wood both have their advantages and disadvantages. It's up to you to decide what works best for your lifestyle. If you have questions about what's best for you, contact us to help guide you through the process.
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