Inserts & Stoves
Napa Valley Hearth Inserts
PREMIER INSERT BRANDS AND MANUFACTURERS
Inserts are heater rated appliances that convert a standard inefficient wood burning fireplace to a great heat source for the home. Inserts are sized according to the size of the fireplace and the heating needs of the home. Inserts in this area, inserts utilize either gas or electricity due to wood burning restrictions Traditional Inserts display logs and Contemporary Inserts display glass, stones, driftwood, shapes or sometimes no media at all just a simple ribbon of fire. In Napa, there are many days where it is cool in the morning and hot in the afternoon. Tuning on a central heater system will heat every room in the home, but turning on a gas insert will heat the area where the fireplace is located and not heat every room that will soon need to be cooled because of the afternoon heat.
PREMIER STOVE BRANDS AND MANUFACTURERS
Napa Valley Hearth has installed free standing stoves for the last 30 years. A free-standing stove is a great way to install a heating source in the home. Free standing stoves are offered in both contemporary and traditional styles. In the Napa Area, direct vent gas stoves are the most popular choice for residence. Direct vent free standing stoves venting systems can be routed through the ceiling to the roof or through an exterior wall. Many customers now are adapting a wood stove flue system to a direct vent free standing stove flue system. These customer have an existing wood stove, which has limited use due to the restrictions on wood burning. Installation of a new gas stove allows the home owner to utilize the existing area set up for a wood stove without the need to re-design the space. The existing flue is adapted for use with a gas stove, no need for additional penetrations through the roof or repairs to roof where once a wood flue stood.
INSERT & CHIMNEY EARTHQUAKE RETROFIT
Earthquake retrofit is a term to describe the replacement of a masonry (brick) fireplace chimney with a new metal chimney. During Earthquakes here in Napa, many fireplace chimneys have toppled, leaving the homeowner with costly repairs. By utilizing the existing fire box with a new gas insert and replacing the brick chimney with a metal chimney system actually costs less than replacing the entire chimney with bricks. There are still many chimneys in town that are damaged and need repairs.