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How Much Does a Wood Stove Cost?

 
average costWood Stove Insert: $820-$2,400high costFreestanding Wood Stove: $280-$3,000+
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EPA-certified wood stoves[1] bring heat to homes with the sights, smells and sounds of a wood burning fire without the poor efficiency of a traditional open fireplace.

Typical costs:

  • Freestanding wood stoves cost about $280-$3,000, depending on style, size and amount of glass viewing area. For example Century Heating's Whistler[2] is a basic unit that costs about $450 and heats up to 1,500 square feet. while the QuadraFire Yosemite[3] costs about $2,000 and heats up to 2,200 square feet. On all systems, stove exhaust is vented through a pipe system that matches the stove size and style. While professional help is best for installing chimneys and fire systems, DIYers can check local building regulations[4] for installing wood-burning units and follow manufacturer's guidelines[5] . The unit is moved into place, the double-walled venting system is set up according to local building ordinances, with a chimney system at the roof secured to prevent water leaks. Delivery can cost about $200-$300, depending on location and size of stove.
  • Wood stove inserts cost about $820-$2,400, depending on size and style. The 30" wide Napoleon Deluxe fireplace insert costs about $1,290, includes a thermostat and heats 600-1,600 sq. ft. of living space. The units are set into existing traditional fireplaces with a trim that seals the stove into place. The venting systems utilize the existing traditional fireplace chimney.
Related articles: Pellet Stove, Wood-Burning Fireplace, Carbon Monoxide Detector

What should be included:
  • The firebox unit may include the interior venting system and any trim for an insert. Some units include a blower.
Additional costs:
  • DIYers will need to purchase the double wall pipe and the chimney material at a cost of $300-$2,000 or more. Professional installation can run an additional $450-$1,700 and up. Price depends on location, height of the chimney system, and attachment to any existing system.
  • Firewood costs about $250-$600 per cord, depending on type of wood and area of country were purchased. A cord measures about 4' high, 4' wide and 8' long. Firewood[6] should be properly seasoned. Pieces should be about 3" shorter than the firebox. Shorter pieces about 14-16" are easier to handle. Logs should be split to 3-6" at the largest cross section. Cordwood should be stored off the ground reducing wet, molded or bug infested wood. Cover just the top of the stack. While drying, wood should be set in area open to sun and wind. Stack up to 4' high.
  • Non-combustible hearth pads cost $320-$600 and are required under wood burning stoves. Adding a blower to help circulate heat costs about $65-$220, depending on style and size.
  • Ash should be removed frequently. Fireplace tools[7] include a brush, small shovel and ash bin at about $15-$95. Cleaning out the inside with a wire brush will help efficiency.
  • Carbon monoxide detectors are recommended for all homes and can be purchased for $10-$50. Place about 10' away from the stove, or as recommended by the manufacturer.
  • Check home owners' insurance rates to see if additional premiums will be required when adding a wood-burning stove.
Discounts:
  • Rebate programs[8] for replacing old fireplaces or wood stoves with newer certified units may be available.
Shopping for a wood stove:
  • Before shopping for a wood stove, determine the heating needs[9] based on climate and size of room, then check out Consumer Reports[10] for EPA-certified wood stoves[11] .
  • Find a certified installer through the Chimney Safety Institute of America or the National Fireplace Institute[12] .
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How much does it cost to run the blower on the wood stove monthly?
Amount: $12,345.00
Posted by: SloshedTurtle in Dayton, OH.Posted: October 25th, 2017 10:10AM
Type of Wood Stove: Wood Burning StoveBrand: DutchWest
I would like to know how much it costs to run the blower on the stove monthly? Versus the average $250 propane to heat my home for four months with regular heat. Not sure this wood stove is worth the effort.... just asking! thanks.
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External Resources:
  1.  extension.missouri.edu/p/G1730
  2.  www.amazon.com/Century-Heating-WHISTLER-Wood-Burning-Stove/dp/B002PHVJPQ/
  3.  www.quadrafire.com/en/Products/Yosemite-Wood-Stove.aspx
  4.  www.maine.gov/dps/fmo/documents/2005Woodburningguide_001.pdf
  5.  nasdonline.org/document/333/d000132/proper-installation-operation-and-maintenance-...
  6.  woodheat.org/proven-tips.html
  7.  www.wood-stove.org/
  8.  www.woodstovechangeout.org/index.php?id=22
  9.  woodheat.org/
  10.  www.consumerreports.org/cro/appliances/heating-cooling-and-air/wood-stoves/buyers-...
  11.  www.epa.gov/oecaerth/resources/publications/monitoring/caa/woodstoves/certifiedwoo...
  12.  nficertified.org/pages_industry/industry-1.cfm
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