Woodstove installation type
Factor #4: Installation Type
There are different types of stoves for different applications:
Most stoves sit on a hearth, and are connected to a round hole in the chimney, by means of a stovepipe. These are free-standing stoves.
If you have an open fireplace and you want more heat, you can have a high-efficiency wood stove installed partway or all the way in the fireplace. These are fireplace inserts.
Note: It is critical for fire safety that all stoves, including inserts, be installed correctly, according to codes. Hire a professional to install one.