Looking for Quality Fireplace & Chimney Services in Bentonville? Call on the Ozark Stove & Chimney Team
Bentonville’s population has been growing steadily year after year, and if you’ve been to the area recently, it’s no surprise as to why. The city is bustling with things to do, businesses to check out, dining options, and more, making it an ideal place to settle down and build a life.
When the weather’s right for it, spend the day exploring one of the area’s many parks, like Orchards Park, Park Springs Park, Train Station Park, and many more. Or there’s always Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art to wander through. And who can resist a visit to the Walmart Museum?
Yes, there’s no denying staying busy in Bentonville is not a problem. But what if you have no plans for the evening? You’ve run your errands for the day, dropped off your library books, mailed that package you’ve been meaning to send off, and stopped by the grocery store, and you’re ready to call it a night. What now?
We say you should reward your day of productivity with an evening by the fireplace. If you’re in Bentonville, Centerton, Little Flock, Highfill, or any of the towns or cities in the surrounding area, we’d love to help you out. Give Ozark Stove and Chimney a holler today by calling 417-201-6585 or by reaching out to us online. We’d love to hear from you.
For Chimney Inspections, Sweepings & Repairs, Trust In Us
We offer the following maintenance and repair services:
- Chimney Sweepings/Cleanings
- Chimney Inspections
- Leaky Chimney Repair
- Chimney Waterproofing
- Chimney Cap Installation
- Chase Cover Installation
- Flashing Installation & Repair
- Chimney Relining & Resurfacing
- HeatShield® Liner Repair
- Masonry Repairs
- Stucco Repairs
- PriorFire Installation
Need a dryer vent cleaning?
Did you know we also keep dryer vents clear of troublesome lint clogs? Not only do lint-clogged vents increase your energy usage and costs by limiting airflow, they also cause heat to build up around your appliance. And since lint is highly flammable, you can guess what happens next.
But what’s the likelihood of a home fire actually happening? Well, consider this – lint is a Girl or Boy Scout’s preferred material for starting campfires. Take an egg carton, fill the twelve dimples with lint, drizzle some candle wax throughout, and presto – you have a roaring fire.
Now, should you really leave a material that’s used to start fires inside of the hot dryer vents in your home? Probably not.
But if you’re still not convinced, here are some more official stats on the matter from 2014-2018:
- Fire departments reportedly responded to over 13,000 dryer-related fires per year.
- These fires caused an average of 7 deaths, 344 injuries, and over $230 million dollars in property damage.
- The majority of these were caused by lint buildup and a failure to clean vents.
Don’t take any chances. Ozark Stove and Chimney can help you reduce your fire risk and energy waste by providing quality dryer vent cleaning services. We’re dedicated to preventing fires and saving lives throughout our entire service area, and dryer vent cleanings are a big part of that.
Call today or reach out to us online to book your annual cleaning.
Count On Us for Wood Stove & Gas Log Installations
Now, all these services are fine and necessary for those with a fireplace, stove, or chimney already in place, but what about the folks starting from scratch? (Or starting off with an appliance that’s old, outdated, or not working correctly?)
Well, the good news for those in Greene County, Benton County, and more is that we’re here to help with all of those needs too. We sell, install, and service the following products, ensuring you’re all set, no matter your heating needs:
- Wood Stoves
- Gas Logs
- Gas Fireplace Inserts
- Central Boiler Outdoor Furnaces
Fireplaces vs. Inserts vs. Stoves: What Should I Choose for My Home?
So, you’re looking to install a new home heating appliance. But with so many options on the market, you’re just not sure which one is the best choice for you. Fortunately, you’ve come to the right place.
Here at Ozark Stove & Chimney, we’re your local home heating experts, and we’d be happy to help walk you through your options so you can make the most informed decision. Here are the biggest things to consider about each fire-hosting appliance.
Fireplace Pros and Cons
- They’re versatile. With options to burn either gas or wood fuel, fireplaces are a traditional aesthetic choice that adds to the ambiance of any home.
- They add value to your home. No matter if they’re traditional masonry or modern prefabricated, homes with fireplaces and chimney systems add a level of comfort that is unmatched by any other heating appliance.
- They provide excellent radiant heat. Unlike the fireplace of old, modern day fireplaces create a radiant heat that draws people in to get cozy by the fire.
- They’re less efficient than other models. One of the biggest drawbacks to fireplace systems is that a lot of their produced heat is lost up the chimney, making them not-the-most efficient for use as a heat source.
- They either burn fossil fuel or pollute the air with toxins. No matter the fuel you choose to burn in a fireplace, there are disadvantages. Gas burns more cleanly, but raises your carbon footprint while wood is a renewable resource, but also produces pollutants that can negatively impact those with breathing problems.
Fireplace Insert Pros and Cons
- They burn cleaner. Due to their design, insert models provide a much cleaner burn with no chance of smoke entering the living space because everything is contained within the firebox.
- They’re more efficient. Another benefit of their design is increased efficiency. Unlike traditional fireplaces where a great deal of heat is lost out the open front and up the chimney, the self-contained nature of inserts means that the heat they produce actually warms your space.
- They’re easy to install. Of all the different heating appliances, inserts are some of the easiest for professionals to install. This means that you don’t have to block out hours or days of your week to schedule a lengthy installation process.
- They’re a higher upfront investment. Inserts are a bit more of an investment on the front end just because of the way they are installed into your existing fireplace/chimney structure. However, once they’re installed and operational, because they’re that much more efficient, you’ll be saving on fuel.
- They’re not as “classic.” For as cost-efficient and clean-burning as they are, they’re not quite the same as sitting in front of an open fireplace.
Free-Standing Stove Pros and Cons
- They provide the greatest volume of heat. Designed for maximal heat production and minimal loss, stoves are the most efficient appliance among the three. In fact, stoves are often used to heat entire rooms and sometimes even whole homes.
- They have a range of fuel options. Stoves are versatile in terms of what source you choose to fuel them with. You can choose between wood, pellet, and gas, in order to best align with your personal preferences – without it affecting the heat production.
- They can be installed just about anywhere. Because they are freestanding, stoves can be installed pretty much wherever you want. As long as they are able to vent the created exhaust, they aren’t confined to spaces where only a fireplace or an insert could go.
- They take up more space. Inserts and fireplaces are typically installed directly into a wall, which means that they take up much less floor space. Stoves, however, are free-standing and need to be placed intentionally away from the wall, so they require a bit more room.
- They are a bigger investment on the front end. Perhaps the biggest investment option among the three, stoves can be a larger financial commitment when it comes to purchase and installation. Yet, because they are also the most efficient, you’ll likely make up those investment costs in the savings on fuel costs.
Still feeling lost? Schedule an appointment with us online or call us at 417-201-3585 to learn more. We look forward to helping you create the home of your dreams.
What Are the Pros & Cons of Heating with Wood?
So, you’ve decided what type of appliance you want – great! Unfortunately, the decision-making isn’t done yet. You’ll also want to figure out which type of fuel you’d like to burn.
Now, for some, this is no question – wood is the only way to go. If you fall into this category, we can’t say we blame you. Burning wood is definitely the more classic approach, inviting all those lovely smells and sounds into your living space. And if you’re able to season and store your own logs, then even better!
But there are always cons, too. In general, one of the largest drawbacks to heating with wood is the smoke and harmful particles produced during combustion. However, while there is no way for the wood smoke to ever be pollutant-, chemical-, and particle-free, following Environmental Protection Association (EPA) guidelines and suggestions ensures that you are doing your part to reduce overall carbon emissions.
In addition to that, there’s more work involved in hauling wood, storing it (if you season your own), building fires, maintaining them, and then dealing with a messy ash pile afterward. That said, we hesitate to refer to this as a con because, while it may seem like a nightmare to some, others find this process a fulfilling (even fun) piece of the whole wood-burning fire experience.
Are Gas Log Fireplaces Worth it?
We certainly think so – as do countless homeowners throughout the Southwest Missouri and Northwest Arkansas area. They’re versatile, customizable, clean-burning, and generally safer than their traditional wood-burning counterparts.
Are we saying that they’re intrinsically better than fireplaces that burn wood? Absolutely not. It all comes down to what you’re looking for in a fireplace.
If you cherish the thought of gathering kindling and coaxing a crackling fire to life, a gas fireplace might not be the option for you. If, however, you want that cozy, warm ambiance of a home fire without all the mess and work involved with obtaining the wood, stoking the fire, cleaning out the soot/ash/creosote, etc., then a gas log fireplace is an excellent option.
When it comes to energy efficiency and widespread heat production, gas logs are the way to go. With numerous different options, gas fireplaces tend to be more customizable both in terms of appearance and physical location of where they could be installed. In terms of ease and convenience, gas log fireplaces are hard to beat.
Wherever You Are in Your Fireplace Journey, Call On Us Today
Whether you need a new home heating appliance, need your current one upgraded, or just need to book some maintenance or repairs, we want to be the team you depend on for all of your chimney, stove, and fireplace needs. We employ techs that are Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA)-certified, and we’re known throughout our service area for offering the highest level of care possible.
When you hire us, rest assured, your needs, budget, and fireplace-related wishes will all be heard and taken care of. Call us at 417-201-6585 or reach out online now to get started.