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Wood, Pellet, or Gas

Are you looking for ways to supplement your home’s heating budget? Do you wish for a nice warm fire to bundle up around? No matter your reason for adding a heating appliance to your home, Old Smokey’s offer a wide variety of home heating appliances. Whether you are looking for a fireplace, stove, or insert, all of our appliances are of the highest quality and efficiency standards. However, our appliances do not burn the same type of fuel, and depending on your preferences and access to fuel, Old Smokey’s can help you choose a stove that is right for you.

Wood Burning Appliances

fireplace insert Some people love the dancing flames, crackling wood, and the warm glow that a real wood fire creates. We agree that only wood fires can create a rustic ambiance, which is hard to beat. Many people love wood-burning appliances because wood is a cheap fuel option. If you’re looking for an appliance that produces great heat and provides wonderful, warm ambiance to your home, wood burning appliances are a great option for you.

Pellet Burning Appliances

Pellet appliances burn little pellets of compressed wood. There are a lot of stores that sell wood pellets, so it is also an easy fuel source to buy and store. Most pellet burning appliances are outfitted with a hopper that slowly releases the pellets while you burn, which makes them a very efficient heat producer.

Gas Burning Appliances

Gas burning appliances burn natural gas or propane. With gas appliances, your fuel is piped directly into the appliance. Some people like this because it means that you don’t need to spend time and energy chopping and hauling wood. They are easy to operate and usually only require flipping a switch. They also burn cleaner than other fuel options. This means you don’t have to clean ashes out of your stove after use, and there are also less creosote buildup in your flue because of it.

We Can Help!

At Old Smokey’s, we also want to remind you the importance to having your appliance installed by a Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) certified chimney technician. A CSIA certified technician has the knowledge of all the building codes and regulations. If these standards are not met, it can cause your appliance to not work properly, and it can be a safety hazard too. That’s why it’s always best to leave installation to the professionals.

No matter what you are looking for in an appliance, we’ve got just what you need. If you have questions about the types of appliances we carry, don’t hesitate to contact us or visit our showroom at 220 W State St, Ashley, IN 46705. We would love to help you find the right appliance today!

Gas Fireplaces, Logs, Inserts & Stoves

Alternative heating appliances have gained a lot of popularity over the past couple of decades. The reason for this is that many appliances like fireplaces, inserts, and stoves have become a lot easier to operate and are a lot more efficient. Heating appliances also can now burn a number of different fuel types. One traditional fuel that is commonly used is wood, but the labor and maintenance that goes into owning a wood burning appliance can turn some people off to owning one of these appliances. However, there are other fuel options available that allow you to enjoy a fire, without the hassles that accompany owning a wood burning appliance. At Old Smokey’s, we can help you choose an appliance. Whether you are looking to own a fireplace, log set, insert, or stove, we know that you’ll be happy with the gas fueled appliances that we offer.

Why Gas Appliances?wood stove burning by firewood

Homeowners are choosing gas appliances for a couple of reasons. First off, gas appliances are relatively easy to operate compared to their wood burning counterparts. Operating a gas appliance usually only consists of turning on a switch. Secondly, gas burning appliances only produce a minuscule amount of creosote, just a fraction of what a wood or coal burning appliance produces. This means gas appliances are usually easier to maintain and since they are cleaner burning, chimneys in gas appliances generally stay cleaner. Finally, gas burning appliances produce zero ash, so after you are done enjoying your fire, there is little to no cleanup needed.

Appliances That We Offer

We offer a wide range of gas appliances.  Whether you are looking for a fireplace, log set, insert, or stove, we have all of these appliances in a variety of design options. If you are unsure of what type of appliance you are looking for, Old Smokey’s can help guide you through the process of choosing which appliance is right for you.

Gas Fireplaces – A fireplace is a more traditional choice. Gas fireplaces are especially convenient because they are very versatile in regards to placement in your home.

Gas Log Sets – A gas log set is an appliance that is designed to mimic a real wood burning fireplace by using a set of fire-resistant ceramic logs which set on top of a gas burner.  The logs are designed to look like real wooden logs, which provide an authentic wood fire experience. Also, like a traditional wood fireplace, log sets are not meant to be a primary heating source.

Gas Inserts – A fireplace insert is a gas appliance that is inserted into an already existing open-hearth fireplace. Basically, an insert replaces your old firebox. This is convenient for people who would like to convert their old wood burning fireplace into a new gas one.

Gas Stoves – Many people like gas stoves because they are efficient and they put out a lot of heat. If you are looking for an appliance that will help to supplement your home’s heating, a gas stove might be the choice for you.

No matter what you are looking for in a gas appliance, we’ve got what you are looking for. If you have any questions about the types of gas appliances we have available, don’t hesitate to contact us or visit our showroom at 220 W State St, Ashley, IN 46705. We would love to help you find the right appliance today!

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