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|BENEFITS||The most versatile hearth product, stoves are available in a wide selection of sizes and styles, and can be made of steel, stone or cast iron.|
|INSTALLATION|| A stove can be installed almost anywhere in the home. As stove construction is extremely air-tight and durable, clearance to walls could be as little as six inches.
Vent-free gas stoves require no chimney or fire modification.
|FUEL USE/TYPE||Freestanding stoves burn wood, natural gas propane, coal, wood pellets, oil or run on electricity.|
Includes estimated price of average product and installation (in US $)
|Typical cost of a freestanding wood stove with new chimney: $3,000-$4,200.|
|Pellet stove: $3,500-$4,000.|
|Gas stove: $3,000-$4,000.|
|Electric stoves offer easy installation and require no venting or chimney. The typical cost: $100-$600.|
Effiency is measured differently for different fuel types
| Wood stoves (EPA certified) are 60 - 80% efficient.
|Pellet stoves are 50 - 80% efficient.|
|Corn stoves are 40 - 75% efficient.***|
|Heater-listed direct-vent gas stoves are 58 - 80% efficient.|
|Vent-free gas stoves are 92 - 99% efficient.|
|Electric stoves are up to 99% efficient.
* Accessories such as remote controls and gas line work may add to the estimated cost.
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