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Dean’s – The Leader in Freestanding Stove Sales, Service and Installation

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Benefits of Freestanding Stoves

  • Free yourself from high heating bills.
  • Prepared for a power outage – heating and a cooking surface.
  • An additional reliable heating source.
  • Flexible placement within your home.

No matter what your reason, or combination of reasons, choosing a primary or additional heating source is – well – just plain smart. However, there is a lot more to that decision than you realize: size, heating capacity, burn time, efficiency, fuel source, budget.

About Freestanding Stoves

Ventilation: Freestanding stoves require ventilation. You do not need an existing fireplace, but you can use the fireplace for ventilation. Stoves can be professionally installed in the basement of your home, a room, a cabin, and even a mobile home – virtually in any room with access to ventilation and the ability of heating clearance.

Heating Capacity/Size: There are many sizes of freestanding stoves, each with varying heat outputs (BTU/Hr), which directly relates to the square feet of heating capacity and burn time. A qualified representative will be able to help you choose the correct stove for your heating needs.

Cost: What is the purpose of your freestanding stove? Most often it is to offset home heating costs, have a reliable heat source due to power outages, or to heat an area that has no other means of fuel. In any case, there are several factors to weigh – the cost of the fuel choice, the accessibility and reliability of the fuel choice, the area to heat, required burn time, unit weight in relation to area of installation … and much more.

Installation & Safety: Unlike a fireplace insert, a freestanding stove has more flexible placement, allowing you to install the stove in the most efficient area. We highly recommend you speak with one of our knowledgeable staff and urge you to only have your stove professionally installed. Adequate ventilation, knowledgeable placement within your home, and installing within strict fire codes are all extremely important for the safety of your family and home.

Since 1979, Dean’s Stove & Spa has been the largest, most knowledgeable retailer of freestanding stoves in the Northeast. Purchasing your stove is an important decision and we are here to guide you. For more information, visit our showroom, or Contact Us here.

EPA BurnwiseFor further information, you may also visit he United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), BURNWISE page, for their recommendations. www.epa.gov/burnwise

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How Do Freestanding Stoves Work?

There’s nothing like seeing these alternative heating choices in action. Our expansive showroom is always ‘on fire’ with a huge selection of stoves and fireplaces and fireplace inserts. We pride ourselves on spending individual time with our customers, sharing our expertise and answering your questions. Purchasing an alternative heating source for your home is an important decision, let’s make that together.

Why Are Freestanding Stoves so Efficient?

The Guts: Free standing stoves operate by being well insulated with a convection chamber that allows for a steady fresh air flow, burning the secondary exhaust (which reduces emissions- ie “re-burn’) and therefore increases the fuel burn time.

Although not every modern freestanding stove is similar, these are the qualities Dean’s looks for in our products: EPA approved, high quality insulation, re-burn functionality with low emissions and high BTU output verses fuel input. Quality of manufacturing is key, professional installation and customer operational knowledge is key.

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Wood, Pellet or Gas?

There are benefits in choosing either wood, pellet or gas burning stoves. The decision you make is based on your specific needs. Both wood and pellet are natural renewable energy sources, which when burned in a quality stove, produce no more emissions than what would have normally occurred with the same wood decaying in the forest.

Wood burning stoves require no electricity, gas burning stoves require a feed line to a gas fuel resource. Our staff is here to offer you the time and knowledge to help you purchase the optimal freestanding stove for your goals.

About Different Heating Sources

#1 Wood: Nothing heats like wood. It brightens the evenings and provides a gentle radiant heat. Wood is nature’s renewable resource, a natural fuel, that when used in any of our EPA certified stoves produces no more emissions then would normally be produced from the same wood if left to decay in the forest. Consideration should be taken regarding the ease and cost wood sources. Wood burning stoves require no electricity to run.

#2 Pellet: Wood pellets, a bi-product of wood product manufacturing, consist of tightly compressed sawdust or waste from saw milling plants. Therefore, like wood, they are a renewable resource and burn cleanly and efficiently. In addition, a pellet burning stove is easier to maintain over a wood burning stove, lasting longer in-between refill times. Pellets also are easier to store, needing much less space than wood.

#3 Gas: Both natural gas and LP gas (propane) are the third burning option. These stoves require a fuel source, burn very cleanly and emit very little pollution. Although some models do not require outside venting, the EPA does not support their use due to indoor air quality concerns. Gas stoves are typically more efficient than either wood or pellet due to the higher levels of insulation. However, gas is more expensive to purchase.

The professional staff at Dean’s Stove & Spa can help you calculate and design a plan for the best freestanding stove to meet your needs and budget.

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What is the Best Freestanding Stove?

Now, Travis Industries’ East Coast House of Fire, Dean’s Stove & Spa continues to be a retail leader offering only the highest quality product. Choose from awarding winning freestanding stoves by Lopi, Avalon, Ravelli, Lennox, Enviro, Hearthstone and Hampton.

The best stoves mean the best efficiency, lower emissions, and longevity. This is why we do not sell fireplaces online. Our mission is to be your consumer guide, to assist you with choosing the right product for your goal, with professional installation and service. We believe in safety first, then your home can reap the benefits of alternative heating.

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(860) 621 - 5311
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