Hearthstone Manchester Wood Stove - Evergreen, CO

woodstoves

Woodstoves are freestanding hearth appliances designed to burn cordwood. They are usually constructed from one of three different materials: steel, cast iron, or soapstone. The key difference in materials is how quickly the stove heats up, at what rate the heat is distributed into the living environment, and the rate at which heat is lost once burning is complete. Steel stoves heat up quickly, distribute heat quickly, and lose heat quickly when burning is complete. Soapstone stoves are the slowest; they heat slowly and distribute heat slowly but they also retain heat and radiate it out into the living environment even after the burning is complete. Cast iron stoves fall in between steel and soapstone stoves: heating, distributing heat, and losing heat at a steady rate. Choosing one material over another does not provide more heat, it only affects the rate at which the stove transfers heat from the firebox to the room. Many steel stoves have either legs or pedestals; whereas, cast iron and soapstone models are generally only available on legs. The best way to quantify the size of a wood stove is by the size of the firebox. Modern stoves are much more efficient than those of the 1980’s because of this they have a smaller firebox. Firebox volumes range from about 1.4 cubic feet to 3.2 cubic feet. The length of log that the firebox can accommodate ranges from about 16 inches up to 24 inches. All models have ceramic glass, which radiates heat, and optional outside air adapters. Click here to see the wood stoves in our showroom.

In our showroom, we display a dozen models of woodstoves from Lopi and Hearthstone and are dealers for many brands such as Vermont Castings, Kuma, Harman, Osburn, Morsoe and Pacific Energy.

See the stoves in our showroom