Roach Energy is proud to be a Hearth & Home Technologies Premier Dealer. On a cold and raw day here in eastern West Virginia and western Maryland, there’s nothing like relaxing in front of a warm, glowing fire.
But if you have a wood-burning fireplace, you’ve got some work to do first. There’s bringing in the wood (and maybe having to chop it). Then you have to build the fire, light it, and wait for it to get going before you can chill out with some coffee and pie.
Once you’re done, you have to deal with the mess that comes with the ashes and soot.
Would you like to skip all that? With a propane fireplace and other hearth products, you can get the heat without any hassle!
With propane, you can choose between a propane fireplace insert for your existing fireplace, a freestanding fireplace or a freestanding stove. You also have the choice of an unvented or vented propane fireplace.
And all you have to do to enjoy them is flip a switch or push a button on the remote control!
There are some other benefits propane fireplaces and hearths can give you. For example, you can control the heat and the flame intensity without having to get up from the couch.
You also get great efficiency, as propane fireplaces average about 80% efficiency, making them four to five times more efficient than wood-burning fireplaces.
What you don’t get are the potential health risks that come with a wood fire, like the fine particles, also called fine particulate matter, that can create or exacerbate respiratory problems and may even cause heart attacks.
Our professional propane fireplace and hearth experts can help you find the right product for your home. We sell only top-quality fireplaces and stoves from leading manufacturers like Heat & Glo, Monessen, Quadra-Fire, SimpliFire, and Vermont Castings.
We offer a great selection of styles, from simple country to classic traditional to sleek contemporary. Once you’ve chosen the right one for your home, we handle the installation. You can trust our service technicians, who are professionally trained and are certified by all of the manufacturers we carry. And we can maintain, clean, inspect and repair your fireplace once it’s installed.
You can get all the cozy comfort of a fire without firewood and with better heating with a Quadra-Fire or Harman pellet stove or fireplace insert available from Roach Energy!
Both manufacturers offer a selection of attractive stoves and fireplace inserts to fit all spaces and heating needs. Our trained, experienced hearth experts are available to provide assistance in helping you choose the right product and accessories to achieve your desired objectives.
With a pellet stove, you can control the heat in a way you can’t with a wood fireplace or stove, with some models using a programmable thermostat that can be controlled wirelessly.
Pellet stoves are considered environmentally friendly. One big reason is efficiency. Pellet stoves reach efficiency of 90% or higher. That means only 10% of the heat generated is lost up the chimney. Wood-burning stoves have efficiencies as low as 50%, while open fireplaces are only between 5% and 15% efficient.
Also, pellet stoves are better for the environment than firewood when it comes to as the pellets create dramatically fewer particulate emissions than wood.
Because the pellets are so compressed, they’re drier than wood, so they burn hotter, cleaner, and more efficiently than wood. They are also considered carbon neutral.
Pellets offer other advantages over firewood:
While some may like the smell of smoke from firewood, it contains fine particulate matter that can increase your risk of a heart attack, respiratory problems, and more.
Enjoy the benefits of a propane fireplace or hearth. Contact us today to learn more about what we offer!