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Last updated on February 2nd, 2024 at 09:31 pm

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In 2024, wood-burning fireplaces are more efficient than ever. Still, there are several fireplaces, freestanding wood fireplace stoves, inserts, and other units that stand out from the rest.

At Four Day Fireplace, we have over three decades of experience working with fireplaces. Here are the top wood fireplace units we recommend today.

 

The Best Traditional Wood Fireplace Options

Osburn Stratford II Wood Fireplace

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The Osburn Stratford II Wood Fireplace is a beautiful, non-catalytic wood fireplace that performs very well and meets EPA admission standards. With a maximum heat output of 80,000 BTUs/hr, it can heat 750 to 2,200 square feet of space.

The giant 2.5 cubic foot firebox is easy to access through the double-cast iron doors. You can customize your Stratford II with either a traditional or modern faceplate, as well as a black or brushed nickel door overlay.

Osburn Everest II Wood Fireplace

Osburn Everest II Wood Fireplace

We chose another Osburn fireplace, the Everest II Wood Fireplace, as a great option for efficiency and eco-friendliness. The maximum heat output of 85,000 BTUs/hr can heat up to 2,500 square feet of space.

With classic straight lines and your choice of faceplate and door overlay, the Everest II can fit into any interior style. You can add a firescreen door if you’d like to experience the warmth and crackle of the wood fire more fully.

Osburn Horizon Wood Fireplace

Osburn Horizon Wood Fireplace

The Osburn Horizon Wood Fireplace offers a clean, simple, and energy-efficient design. The 4.28 cubic foot combustion chamber holds up to 60 lbs of wood, and the fireplace can heat large spaces up to 2,800 square feet for 11 hours. This fireplace can put out 95,000 BTUs/hr of clean heat.

The Horizon also complies with EPA clean-air standards. It uses a patented air control mechanism that optimizes the fire’s combustion quality.

The Best Freestanding Wood Fireplace Options

Iron Strike Grandview 230

Iron Strike Grandview 230

The Iron Strike Grandview 230 is a highly customizable, efficient freestanding unit that you can style to fit with any decor. You can choose from a range of leg and pedestal styles, door finishes, and louvers. 

The firebox interior can hold logs up to 18” long. This fireplace can heat 1,200 to 2,200 square feet with up to 76,000 BTUs per hour, and it’s very heat-efficient. The Thermal Fin heat exchanger creates 32% more surface area than the typical stove design, which means more heat enters the room. There’s also an air-boost timer that auto-adjusts the air intake control, so startup and reloading is easy.

Iron Strike Performer S210

Iron Strike Performer S210

The Performer S210 is a great choice for long-lasting performance. It features a very spacious firebox that can hold up to 20” logs. Iron Strike uses premium-grade materials and offers excellent craftsmanship, so you can trust this freestanding unit to last a very long time.

Osburn 3500 Wood Stove With Blower

Osburn 3500 Wood Stove With Blower

The Osburn 3500 is designed to provide excellent heat in spacious homes and harsh weather. It can heat up to 2,700 square feet of space and keep a fire burning for 10 hours. The firebox can hold up to 50lb of cordwood.

This unit features a blower, thermodisc, and airmate to improve heat distribution and comfort. You can choose from several different door overlays, as well as an optional fire screen and glass ash lip. 

The Best Wood Fireplace Insert Options

Iron Strike Montlake 230

Iron Strike Montlake 230

The Iron Strike Montlake 230 fireplace insert is a popular choice. It meets local tax credit requirements for many of our Puget Sound area customers. This unit can heat up to 2,200 square feet at 76,000 BTUs/hr, all while giving you an unobstructed view of the fire.

With its large array of high-quality styling options, the Montlake can match any home decor. It’s highly efficient and easy to operate with one-touch control.

Iron Strike Striker C160

Iron Strike Striker C160

The Iron Strike Striker C160 is a good choice for smaller spaces. With 55,600 BTUs/hr, it can heat up to 600-1,300 square feet. This compact fireplace insert features ceramic glass to optimize for strength and heat transfer, high-density firebrick to retain heat longer, and simple one-touch controls. 

You can choose from several different surround panels and decorative door faceplates to customize your wood fireplace insert to your style. This unit is EPA-certified for clean, efficient operation.

The Best Outdoor Wood Fireplace Options

Astria Oracle Outdoor Wood Fireplace

Astria Oracle Outdoor Wood Fireplace

The Astria Oracle has a full brick-to-face design without a visible smoke shelf, creating a classic masonry fireplace appearance. You can customize the interior liner with kiln-fired firebrick or poured refractory liners with your choice of color and pattern.

This outdoor wood fireplace is available in several sizes: 36”, 42”, and 50”. You can get optional glass doors to improve safety around the fireplace.

Astria Tuscan Outdoor Wood Fireplace

Astria Tuscan Outdoor Wood Fireplace

The Astria Tuscan is a good option for modern outdoor rooms. It has a stylish brushed stainless steel face, stainless mesh spark screens, a stainless log grate, and realistic textured refractory panels.

This outdoor wood fireplace is available in 36” and 42” models. You can choose either a stacked or herringbone-patterned interior liner.

Bonus: Get a Tax Credit On Your Wood-Burning Fire Unit

If you purchase a highly efficient wood stove between 2023 and 2032, you can claim 30% of the project cost or up to $2,000 as a tax credit. To be eligible for the credit, the unit needs a thermal efficiency rating of at least 75%.

The IronStrike Montlake 230 and most Osburn units meet the requirements for this tax credit. If you have questions about tax credits for a specific unit, get in touch with Four Day Fireplace.

Ready to Buy a Wood Fireplace?

Four Day Fireplace sells and installs a wide variety of fire feature products in the Puget Sound area. We can help you find options that work well in your home, check if a fire feature unit qualifies for a tax credit, explore fireplace financing choices, and more.

If you’re interested in a specific unit, contact Four Day Fireplace for an estimated quote and lead time. We can also help you explore custom design options for your new wood-burning fire feature.

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