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What to Expect from Your Wood Stove Installation

A wood stove is an eco-friendly and wonderfully romantic way to heat your home, saving you money on monthly heating costs without impacting the environment in the process. Here in Olympia, WA, heating with a wood stove makes a lot of sense. It appeals to the rugged individualism in our area: providing cheap warmth and a romantic atmosphere even when the power goes out. You should always rely on a professional to install a wood stove in your home – the process can be quite complicated and the stove itself probably weighs a great deal – but you can educate yourself so that you know the stages involved. Here’s what to expect from your wood stove installation in Olympia, WA.

Before the installation begins, you and your serviceman will need to determine the right location, which includes the sizing and placement of the chimney as well as the presence of any potentially challenging components in the nearby walls. Your service technician will also need to fill the proper paperwork and take care of similar red tape in order to ensure that the new wood stove is up to code.  Finally, he’ll need to deliver the stove itself, as well as any additional components and installation equipment.

Depending on the kind of home you have, your technician will need to ensure that the floor and surrounding area is protected from radiant heat: installing a foundation of stone or concrete if necessary. The same principles hold with anything near the path of the chimney. Once he adds the wood stove and safely installs the chimney, he’ll probably need to add other safety features, such as a smoke detector in the nearby area and perhaps a stovepipe thermometer as well. When installation is completed, he’ll double check everything and run a fire in the heater to ensure there are no problems such as a leak in the chimney.

If you live in Olympia, WA, heating with a wood stove may be an attractive option. Sunset Air is ready to help. We can tell you what to expect from your wood stove installation service, then perform the operation with courtesy and care. Pick up the phone and give us a call today!

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