Own a Home in the Joplin Area? Give Ozark Stove and Chimney a Call for Quality Fireplace Services

There are so many great neighborhoods that make up the city of Joplin, and we’ve had the privilege of visiting many of them when completing our chimney and fireplace services. What are some spots locals love? Well, there’s always outdoor fun to be had at places like Cunningham Park or Schifferdecker Park, as well as Great Falls, the largest continuously-flowing natural waterfall in the state.

Or if you’re more of an indoor cat, check out great local dining and shopping options, visit the Joplin Public Library, or you can explore places like the Spiva Center for the Arts and other spots for indoor fun and learning.

Or if you’re not in the social mood or if the weather outside isn’t ideal, there’s always the option of simply staying at home, lighting up a fire, and spending the day relaxing. At Ozark Stove and Chimney, we’d be happy to ensure your heating system is up and running as efficiently and safely as possible.

We’ve served lots of communities in Joplin, as well as many surrounding cities, even stretching into Kansas. Turn to us for care if you’re in Baxter Springs, Carthage, Webb City, Columbus, Pittsburgh, Duquesne, Duenweg, Oronogo, Carl Junction, Cartersville, or anywhere else in the area.

Reach us by dialing 417-201-6585 or by requesting an appointment online now.

Derek was right on time and kind from the start! Also, Marisa was very kind when I spoke to her on the phone and through email. I’d definitely recommend this company to anyone looking for experts.

-Amber Baldwin

Awesome company to work with. The employees are excellent. E-mail reminders. Arrived on time, timely in completing the job. Good price point. Quality work.

-Kim McGuire

Our Chimney & Fireplace Services Cover Your Every Need

Whether it’s time to book your yearly chimney inspection, you have harmful creosote that needs to come out, or your system is in need of repair work, we’re here to help. Count on us for the following quality 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

Rest assured, when we’re done working on your fireplace, insert, or stove, it’ll be functioning effectively and efficiently for the long haul, giving you countless evenings of enjoyment and warmth. Call us now or reach out online to get in touch with our team.

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We’re Dryer Vent Experts Too

Ozark Stove and Chimney isn’t just your source for top-quality chimney services in the Southwest Missouri and Northwest Arkansas area. We also provide dryer vent cleaning services as another way of helping our valued clients maximize performance and minimize fire hazards in their homes.

Have you noticed that your clothes aren’t drying as well as they once did? Or are you noticing an increase in heat in and around your appliance? Lint may be clogging up your dryer vents. Clogged dryer vents can lead you to waste energy and money, and when left unchecked, can be highly dangerous. In fact, the more clogged up your vents are, the higher your risk is of experiencing a fire or gas leak.

To avoid events of this nature, book annual cleanings with our team. We can get your dryer vents working properly again.

Looking for a New Heating Appliance or Upgrade? We’ve Got Options

So, it’s clear that we can help with a range of fireplace, chimney, and venting services, but what if you don’t have a system at all? Or what if your current one isn’t functional or safe to use? Well, fortunately for folks in Benton County, Greene County, and everywhere else surrounding, we can help with that too.

We sell and install wood stoves, gas logs, and gas inserts, and we’re Central Boiler outdoor furnace dealers, too, if you’re looking for a heating system that functions outside of the home.

What we’re basically saying is… whatever your heating needs, preferences, and dreams, we’re here to set you up with a system or upgrade that not only looks great in your home, but functions efficiently and safely too. Don’t hesitate to reach out – we’d love to explore your options with you.

Dial our number or request your next appointment online now.

What Are the Differences Between Gas Logs & Wood Logs? Which is Better?

Ok, so you know you need a new setup, and you’re ready to enlist our team to help you get there. But before moving forward, one important decision needs to be made – gas or wood?

Unsurprisingly, there are quite a few differences between gas and wood logs – in terms of the setup, the maintenance requirements, and the physical way in which each type of fuel functions, to name a few. Regardless of their many differences, however, the end result is the same – they provide flames and they provide heat.

One is not necessarily better than the other, but rather, the choice you make depends on your lifestyle and personal preferences. That said, here are some specifics on each…

Gas Logs

  • Fueled by natural gas
  • Cleaner alternative to a traditional fireplace
  • More energy efficient and creates more widespread and consistent heat
  • Relatively easy to install
  • Simple to operate and quickly turns on and off with use of switch or remote
  • Ability to be customized based on unique and personal preferences
  • Less overall maintenance – only requires routine system checks and other occasional adjustments as needed
  • Relatively expensive to operate in the long run
  • Utilizes a fuel source that is not a renewable resource, but expends fewer pollutants
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Wood Logs

  • Fueled by chopped and seasoned (dried out) wood
  • Offers a more traditional, classic, and authentic feel
  • Typically more messy due to creosote buildup, ash, bugs on wood, etc.
  • Less energy efficient and heat production is not as consistent or widespread
  • Installation can be costly and challenging
  • Maintenance is required to chop/gather/obtain firewood, and the fire must be tended to when burning
  • Various setup/construction options are possible
  • Requires annual inspections and sweeping services to ensure system is safe and suitable for use
  • Cheaper to operate in the long run, as wood can be sourced locally
  • Combustion creates more CO2 in smoke emission, but wood is a renewable resource

See how it’s quite difficult to claim one as superior to the other? When deciding on what is likely to become a centerpiece in your home, it’s important to consider what you’re interested in investing in. Do you want the crackle and authentic smell of burning wood? Or is it more important to you that your system is mess-free and low maintenance? Whatever you decide, know that you can count on Ozark Stove and Chimney to make it happen.

What Are the Benefits of an Outdoor Furnace?

With a long list of indoor heating options to choose from, why might one opt for an outdoor furnace? These systems are set up outdoors, burning wood to heat water, which then flows through underground pipes and to the surrounding buildings. What results is heat that is efficiently and effectively distributed throughout your entire household.

This introduces a long list of pros, a big one being that the wood used in these systems is a renewable resource. That makes this option environmentally-friendly – and lowers your carbon footprint in the process. These systems are also extremely efficient and able to heat your home with less fuel than many other alternatives. For homeowners, that means less money spent on wood/fuel and lower heating bills too.

And for those who want to keep the mess of a heating system outside of your home, you’re all set. With an outdoor wood furnace, you won’t be experiencing the risk of fire hazards in your home or harmful smoke pouring into your living room.

The one potential downside? Initial installation costs can be pretty hefty. That said, remember that this is an investment that can potentially save you money over time once those upfront costs are complete. And for those that can’t pay everything upfront, we have some great financing options. Reach out now with any questions.

Which Heating System Is Right for Me?

Needless to say, there’s a lot to take into consideration when choosing a heating source for your home. Here are a few other considerations to explore before diving into anything…

  • What’s your budget?
  • Do you already have a chimney in place?
  • Are you limited by space?
  • If you want something a little different, is it difficult to install?
  • Which fuel is best – wood or gas? Or something different?

In the end, finding something that meets your every need, want, and preference can be a stressful endeavor, and what you decide will ultimately come down to what’s best for you and your family. That said, we’re here to ensure you have all the info you need to make an informed decision and help with any installation needs. Trusting a pro for installation services is the best way to guarantee your system functions safely and doesn’t experience premature issues or breakdowns later on down the line.

Working with us guarantees your questions are all answered, any potential setbacks and hiccups are anticipated ahead of time, and that you’re left with a system that is best suited for your household. Reach out now – we’d love to help you get this process started.

If You’re in Greene County, Benton County, or Anywhere Surrounding, Count On Us

Why do folks throughout our service area in Southwest Missouri and Northwest Arkansas count on us time and time again for their home heating needs and services? Because we consistently provide top-notch service at affordable prices – and we make the customer our top priority throughout it all.

If you need care from technicians that are Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA)-certified, National Chimney Sweep Guild (NCSG) members, and will serve you with integrity and respect, we’re it.

Request your next appointment online or give us a call at 417-739-0715 today.


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