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Benefits of Freestanding Stoves

  • Free yourself from high heating bills.
  • Be prepared for a power outage – many of our stoves even provide 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 may realize: size, heating capacity, burn time, efficiency, fuel source, budget, and more.

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: 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 that will affect cost – the cost of the fuel choice, the size of the area it will heat, unit size…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.

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What We Look For In Our Stoves

Since 1979, Dean’s Stove & Spa has been the largest, most knowledgeable retailer of freestanding stoves in the Northeast. Our expansive showroom is always ‘on fire’ with a huge selection of stoves. 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 our Freestanding Stoves So Efficient?

Our freestanding 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- i.e. “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: 100% American made, EPA approved, unibody construction, high quality insulation, re-burn functionality with low emissions, and high BTU output verses fuel input. Quality of manufacturing, professional installation, and customer operational knowledge is key.

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Wood, Gas, or Pellet?

There are benefits in choosing either wood, gas, or pellet burning stoves. The decision you make is based on your specific needs, and our staff is here to offer you the time and knowledge to help you purchase the optimal freestanding stove for your goals.

Read more about the pros and cons of different fuel choices below!

About Different Heating Sources

Wood: Nothing heats like wood. It brightens the evenings and provides a strong 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 than would normally be produced from the same wood if left to decay in the forest. Consideration should be taken regarding the ease and cost of wood sources. Wood burning stoves require no electricity to run, but do require regular maintenance.

Gas: Either natural gas or propane can be used in our gas-burning stoves. These stoves require a fuel source, burn very cleanly, and emit very little pollution. Gas stoves are typically more efficient than either wood or pellet, and are as easy to use and maintain as a push of a button. However, gas is more expensive to purchase.

Pellet: Wood pellets, a byproduct of wood product manufacturing, consist of tightly compressed sawdust or waste from saw milling plants. Therefore, 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. Pellet stoves do, however, require electricity to run.

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Choosing the Best Stove

The best stoves mean the best efficiency, lower emissions, and longevity. Choose from award winning freestanding stoves by Lopi, Avalon, Ravelli, Hearthstone, and more!

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

Dean’s Popular Stove Models

Lopi Greenfield

Gas Stove

Up to 40,000 BTUs

Up to 80% efficient

Heats up to 2,000 square feet

Features patented Ember-Fyre burner, GreenSmart 2 wireless remote, and 3-sided glass

Hearthstone Stowe

Gas Stove

Up to 80% efficient

Heats up to 1,200 square feet

Ravelli RV 100 Classic

Pellet Stove

Up to 93% efficient – the most efficient pellet stoves in the world!

Heats up to 2,500 square feet

55 pound hopper

Up to 42 hour burn time

Lopi Cape Cod Hybrid-Fyre

Wood Stove

Up to 86,000 BTUs

Up to 80% efficient

0.45 GPH emissions – the cleanest wood burning technology in the world!

Heats up to 2,500 square feet

Lopi Deerfield

Pellet Stove

Up to 49,200 BTUs

Up to 79% efficient

Heats up to 2,500 square feet

60 pound hopper

Features TouchSmart touchscreen control panel and illuminated glass hopper lid

Lopi Endeavor

Wood Stove

Up to 72,400 BTUs

Up to 79% efficient

Heats up to 2,000 square feet

Dean’s Stove & Spa

120 West Main Street
Plantsville, CT 06479
(860) 621 - 5311
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