Warm up and stay toasty with the right stove heater
When temperatures drop, it's easy to stay warm inside your home with the right stove heater. Providing both cozy ambience and real, effective heating power, this selection of stoves features a variety of heating types, so it's easy to find the design that works well at warming your space. As you begin shopping, learn more about what the different stove types can offer in order to get the most from your stove.
Looking for something that can take off the chill and start working right out of the box? Turn to an electric stove. These units plug directly into your home's electrical outlets, making them portable and an absolute breeze to set up. There's no worry about needing a chimney or other exhaust vent with an electric stove. Instead, you just pick a spot and plug it in, and you can move it from room to room as needed. Electric stoves are often compact, too, so they can be ideal for heating smaller spaces. Unlike traditional wood-burning stoves, electric models don't create extra moisture or combustion, so they're also a clean option. Many electric stoves are designed to resemble traditional wood stoves made of cast iron, showing off delightful glowing (faux) embers and flames from their fire boxes. With an electric stove, you'll have all of the ambience of a real wood fire without any of the maintenance of a wood-burning stove.
As you shop for an electric stove, keep in mind the area where you want to place the unit. It's important to know the square footage of the space before you make a purchase. Use the filters on the lefthand side of the page to narrow down the available selection by square footage. This way, you can be sure the stove is powerful enough to fully heat your room.
It's hard to equal the coziness of a wood fire with its dancing embers and crackling logs. These stoves come in different designs to suit your home. Your primary decision as you shop will be whether you want a freestanding stove or a fireplace insert. If you already have a fireplace in your home, replacing a worn insert with a new one helps you extend the lifespan of the existing stove and boost the fireplace's energy efficiency. If you don't have a fireplace but still want the powerful heat of a real fire, a freestanding stove can fit into your home nicely. Keep in mind that these stoves burn real wood, and this creates smoke. You'll need to prepare your home by having a professional install an exhaust vent for a chimney so the stove's piping can direct the smoke out of your house.
Pellet stoves are designed for heating and space efficiency, and they often can heat areas that are rather large relative to their size. These stoves also create heat via combustion like wood stoves, but instead of burning logs, they burn small pellets made of compressed wood. Hoppers on these stoves feed the pellets into the flames at a constant rate, so you don't need to tend to them too much or worry about the fire extinguishing on its own. This feature makes pellet stoves a great option if ease of use is one of your primary must-haves in purchasing a stove. Many units also feature control systems that enable you to set the heat level where you want it. The stove does the rest to maintain a comfortable temperature in your home. Pellet stove designs vary from traditional to sleekly modern to fit with any interior decor style.
The convenience and efficiency of gas makes this type of stove an appealing option. With vent-free technology, you won't need a chimney or flue in place. Minimal clearance is needed around this type of stove, so you can install it almost anywhere in your home. Then, it's just a matter of turning on the dial to get the heat cranking. Of course, you'll need to have your home piped with natural gas or propane for this option to work, and these stoves aren't portable once they're installed. Gas stoves feature simple thermostat controls to maintain comfortable heat levels. You can also add a blower fan to your unit to increase heat distribution around a larger room.