House Of Fire Showroom
3128 Thorntree Dr. Chico, CA, 95976
Monday through Friday 9am-5pm
Saturday 10am-4pm or BY APPOINTMENT
We Offer A Variety Of Wood, Gas & Pellet Fireplaces, Stoves & Inserts
We’re proud of the diversity and wide selection of products we have here at the White Glove House of Fire! Whether you’re looking for a contemporary 3-sided gas fireplace to break up the living space and make an elegant style statement in your open concept home or you’re looking to add a touch of classic charm and grace to your den with the addition of a wood stove, complete with cook-top surface, we can help. Indoor, outdoor, modern, timeless, we’ve got it all.
The Pros & Cons Of Wood, Gas & Pellet Fuel
When shopping for a new fireplace or stove, there’s a lot to consider. There’s size, style, and of course, fuel type. We’re here to make things a little bit easier by providing a quick break down of the biggest pros and cons of each fuel. Read on and feel free to visit each fuel type page to learn more.!
- Pro: Wood is a plentiful fuel source that’s renewable, affordable, and sometimes even free. If you run out, there’s always more close by.
- Pro: Wood fireplaces and stoves don’t require electricity to work and can provide a great deal of heat and comfort, even in a power outage.
- Pro: Wood appliances provide a great deal of ambiance, charm, and comfort. For many homeowners, there’s just no replacement for the crackle, flicker, and comfort of a real wood fire.
- Con: Wood must be properly seasoned and stored or it won’t burn efficiently and provide much heat. Instead, you’ll have lots of smoke and creosote buildup.
- Con: Wood fires require some work and can be messy. You’ll need to season, stack, and store wood; build and stoke the fire; and cleanup ash afterwards. You’ll also need to have your chimney swept regularly to remove any buildup or deposits in the fireplace and flue.
- Pro: Pellets are made of tightly condensed wood waste, which makes them a renewable and environmentally-friendly fuel. After all, you’re making use of something that would otherwise be wasted. And since you’re burning wood, you get that warmth and flame you love.
- Pro: Pellets come in bags of all sizes, so finding a place to keep fuel is easy, no matter how much or how little space you have for storage.
- Pro: Pellet appliances typically have automatic hoppers and programmable thermostats that make it easy to set the temperature and relax.
- Pro: Pellet appliances produce very little waste and are highly efficient heaters, which makes them a green fuel.
- Con: Pellet appliances require you to fill the hopper from time to time, so there is some element of work involved, and the pellets come in 40 lb bags, which might be too heavy for some people to lift.
- Con: Pellet stoves and fireplaces require electricity in order to safely function, so they won’t work during a power outage when you may need heat the most.
- Pro: Gas appliances can be simply turned on when you’re ready to relax. No work is required, and a thermostat or remote can be used to adjust both heat and flame. They’re convenient, easy to use, and don’t take any time to enjoy.
- Pro: No ash, no wood to stack or store — there’s no mess at all with gas.
- Pro: Gas appliances are known for their incredible efficiency, and because they use closed combustion systems, you don’t lose any conditioned air through the chimney or get any downdrafts.
- Pro: Gas logs are more realistic looking than ever before, and modern gas appliances are capable of providing the heat and beauty that you’re used to getting from wood burning appliances.
- Pro: Gas fireplaces and appliances (with the exception of the blower) can function safely without power, which means you can enjoy warmth during a power outage.
- Con: While gas is a clean fuel for the end user, the fracking, refining, and transportation involved in getting the gas to you is environmentally harsh.
- Con: With gas, you are subject to rising gas prices and reliant on companies to provide you with the fuel you need to heat your home.
No matter which type you decide is best for you, they all require annual maintenance. That’s why the team here at White Glove is trained and educated in installation, maintenance, and repair of wood, pellet, and gas fueled appliances. You can count on us for all of your needs!
We Make It Easy To Pick The Right Size, The Right Look, & The Right Fuel
We are the area’s Exclusive Travis Industries authorized dealer and carry the full line of Travis products, including Lopi™, Fireplace Xtrordinair™, and Tempest Torch™. We also carry DaVinci Custom Fireplaces™, the most innovative and unique gas fireplaces ever made. We’re honored to have 7 Travis factory-trained and certified wood, pellet, and gas appliance technicians on staff, all of whom are knowledgeable and passionate about helping our customers find the perfect hearth appliance for their needs.
Our Products Are The Best Hearth Products Manufactured In The USA
We feature fireplace products by Travis Industries. Travis manufactures the the Lopi, Fireplace Xtrordinaire (FPX), Da Vinci, and Tempest Torch brands. All of their products are made right here in the United States so you know they are made with quality. These products are built to last over 30 years and parts are still available for many models installed in the 1980s. Evening Magazine features the Travis Industries House of Fire factory and shows some of the processes used to create top of the line hearth products.
We Have 35+ Years Of Experience With All Brands & Fuel/Appliance Types
Our team has been installing, repairing, and servicing wood, gas, and pellet burning stoves and fireplaces for 35 years. We’ve been working on pellet stoves since 1986; gas fireplaces since 1992; and wood burning stoves and fireplaces since 1984. We came to the fireplace and woodstove sales business from the service side and we’re technicians first and foremost.
As a company, we’ve grown up with the industry, and you can trust us to know our stuff. We’ve serviced and inspected virtually every brand available in the North State. That means we’re good at helping you understand the pros and cons of each fuel, size, installation, and design consideration, whether you’re buying one of our fireplace products or not.
And whether your chimney is built of masonry, metal, or a specialized composite, we are experienced at understanding how it works — and more importantly — the installation requirements.
We Don’t Learn Our Job On The Job
Owner and founder, Bob Ferrari, is an educator in the industry on a national level. He has created training programs for our technicians that include working on gas stoves and fireplaces, pellet stoves, and wood burning systems right here in our shops. We learn how to safely climb onto and walk on roofs and classroom and hands-on learning to ensure we’re not learning our job at your home.
Our techs also attend factory training and other classes by Travis Industries and other manufacturers as they are available throughout the year. We’ve been to technical training from other brands such as Napoleon, Regency, Quadrafire, and Osburn, and we know these products inside and out.
Offering The Finest Outdoor Products!
Stop In Or Request An Appointment Today – We’re Looking Forward To It!
Keep your home warm, secure, and healthy – shop for your next hearth appliance at White Glove’s House of Fire! Stop by and see us anytime between 9am-6pm, Monday through Saturday and closed just for a moment on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11:30am-2:00pm. If your schedule doesn’t allow, we’d also be happy to show you around by appointment – just let us know what time and day works best for you! Once you know what type of fireplace insert or stove you want, we at White Glove Chimney & Duct can also help with installing your appliance.
For directions, questions, or to request an appointment, please call us at White Glove Chimney & Duct! We’re here to help! We also help our customer stay safe and healthy by providing air duct services.