Frechette Chimney Sells & Installs a Wide Range of Wood, Pellet & Gas Stoves Throughout York, Kittery & Eliot

Traditional fireplaces are a great addition to any home. There’s no denying they add an ambiance that’s hard to top, and they provide a lot of warmth and coziness to those chilly winter evenings we’re prone to experience here in York County.

That said, sometimes these more classic set-ups aren’t the best in terms of efficiency. All too often we hear homeowners frustrated that they’re not getting enough heat, which leads to less comfort and more overall energy wasted. Because of this, many are making the switch to stoves – and we can’t say we blame them!

On top of producing more heat for your home, stoves are also known for lowering the risk of smoke entering your home, their heightened visual appeal, and their ability to save you money on heating costs over time.

If you’ve come to the conclusion that a stove is your top choice for home heating, then the next step is deciding which type of fuel you’d like. And we’re here to give you the lowdown on them all, empowering you to make an informed decision that you feel good about.

And if you’re still on the fence about whether or not a stove is right for you, please reach out! We’d love to guide you through your options, ensuring you find the best fit for your needs and preferences.

Regency Classic Wood Stove Black stove with fire burning in it

Regency Classic Wood Stove

Regency Hampton Pellet Stove with fire burning inside it

Regency Hampton Pellet Stove

Regency Classic Gas Stove black stove with fire burning

Regency Classic Gas Stove

Wood vs. Pellet vs. Gas: Which Fuel is Best for You?

We sell wood-, pellet-, and gas-fueled stoves because we truly believe they all serve an important unique function and meet a wide range of needs. Each has their own list of pros and cons and what’s best for one person might not be ideal for another. That’s why we strive to ensure our customers are as informed as possible!

So here’s what to know about each:

  • Gas: Gas-fueled stoves are popular with those who have busier lifestyles and aren’t looking for an appliance they have to put a lot of personal maintenance into. They’re easy to use, they don’t involve building and maintaining a fire, and there’s less mess involved because you aren’t dealing with piles of wood or leftover ash. Gas stoves are also known for being super efficient and producing a lot of heat. If your biggest goal is to spend less money on heating costs and save energy, then a gas stove might be the option for you.
  • Wood: Let’s face it – it’s hard to replicate the smells, sounds, and aesthetic of wood logs burning and crackling in a stove. If you’re really going for that classic ambiance in your home, then a wood-burning unit is likely right for you. For some, nothing beats physically building a fire up and getting the full experience. It’s also good to keep in mind that wood is a cheap, renewable fuel source that’s fairly easy to access. And if you’re able to season your own logs, even better! All in all, despite being slightly less efficient than their gas-fueled counterparts, wood-burning stoves are a great option that can offer a lot of productive heat when used appropriately.
  • Pellet: We like to think pellet stoves offer a bit of a happy medium for those who like the ambiance of a wood-burning unit, but the efficiency of a gas-fueled one. With a pellet stove, you’ll fill a hopper with small wood pellets, then the hopper will automatically dispense them, as needed (leaving a lot less work for you). These units burn clean, efficient fires without a lot of maintenance required on your end. If you have the room to store the bags of pellets, and you’re okay with using electricity to power your heat source, then we’d be happy to help you explore this option further.

Need More Guidance? We’re Here for You!

Please reach out with any further questions you have regarding your potential stove purchase. The last thing we want is for you to choose a stove that isn’t right for your heating needs and lifestyle – so let us help. We’re not just here to provide a service and then leave you to figure the rest out – we want to help out every step of the way! Our courteous, reliable crew is standing by. Call 207-608-0564 or reach out online to schedule your appointment today!


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