Wood Pellet & Gas Stoves

Ace Chimney Sweeps, Inc. owner Skip Creswell is a Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA)-certified chimney technician and a National Fireplace Institute (NFI) certified pellet, wood, and gas specialist. Not sure what kind of stove is best for you and your family? Put our nearly 40 years of expertise to work – we’d love to help you find the perfect heating appliance for your needs.

We carry both gas and wood pellet stoves, and proudly feature modern styles from the following industry leaders: Napoleon Fireplaces, Regency Fireplace Products, and Vermont Castings.

Questions? Ready to dive right in? Either way, we’re here for you. Call 410-424-5532 or reach out to us online now.

Napoleon logo written in white under a white flame with black background.
Regency Fireplace Products written in red with flames to the left.
Vermont Castings logo in gray.

Why Should I Consider a Gas Stove?

With a gas stove, you get the ambiance of a freestanding wood stove with the convenience of gas. Along with realistic log sets and beautiful craftsmanship, many modern gas stoves are incredibly convenient, turning on with the push of a remote button. They’re also known for being highly efficient, ensuring you get those high levels of heat output you deserve.

In addition to all of that, today’s gas stoves are designed to work with all kinds of home decor styles. Whether you prefer a traditional or contemporary stove, gas stoves from companies like Regency, Vermont Castings, and Napoleon go a long way to add character to your home. Plus, you won’t have to clean a gas stove out or haul logs like you would with a wood stove.

Display of pellet and gas stoves inside the Stove Store.  One is black and one is red and they are sitting on a platform.

What’s the Difference Between a Direct Vent Gas Stove & a Ventless Gas Stove?

Direct vent gas stoves, fireplaces, and inserts eliminate the need for a conventional chimney setup. These appliances draw in air from outdoors and use a pipe venting system to exhaust outdoors. Direct vent hearth products can vent out through the roof or wall of the house. These units come with sealed glass doors in order to maintain proper combustion efficiency and indoor air quality.

Meanwhile, vent-free or ventless gas appliances do not require an outside venting system to operate. They draw combustion air from inside the room and are designed to burn up to 99.9% efficiently, eliminating the need for outside exhaust. That said, because they don’t have a venting system, many can only run for a few hours at a time to ensure the risk of carbon monoxide exposure is minimized.

Black pellet stove with bags of pellets on the ground and a man feeding the stove pellets.

What Is a Pellet Stove?

A pellet stove is a residential heat source that requires electricity to burn biomass or wood pellets that look a lot like rabbit food. The pellets themselves are made from sawdust and other small wood particles, which are byproducts of wood milling and might otherwise be headed for the landfill. The stove feeds this fuel from a hopper-style storage container into an area called the burn-pot, creating a constant flame that needs minimal adjustment.

These stoves are very efficient – 75 to 90 percent efficiency overall – and have a BTU output content four to five times higher than cordwood or wood chips. Pellet stoves also have very low particulate emissions with 50 times less than older, non-EPA certified wood stoves – and two to five times lower than more efficient, EPA-certified wood stoves. Approximately 1 bag is used in a 24-hour period.

For further information on the pricing of pellet stoves, contact The Stove Store in Elkton, MD.

Why Might I Want a Pellet Stove in My Home?

Compared to wood stoves, pellet stoves have a lot of advantages including:

They circulate heat rather than radiating it.

They use electricity (or a battery back-up) to run.
Temperature is easier to control.
You may be able to take advantage of a tax credit for installation.
They are easy to use and need to be loaded just once a day.
A precisely-regulated fuel feed automatically operates the stove, all according to owner-determined settings.
They’re clean and allergy-free – no dust or dirt into the home with pellet fuel.
Pellet stoves are a good option for those without a fireplace or chimney because they can often be vented through a small hole in the wall.

We do inform our customers that more maintenance is required with pellet stoves than gas stoves. The chimneys/venting systems of these appliances should be professionally cleaned at least once a year, and the stove should be cleaned out at least once a week.

Looking for More Information?

Want to learn more about gas or pellet stoves? Come visit us at Ace Hearth and Home at 804 E. Pulaski Highway in Elkton, MD, call us at (800) 685-4078, or schedule an appointment online. We’d love to hear from you!


You can count on our sales and installations crew to make sure your factory-built chimney system is installed correctly and is safe to use.