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Woodburning Fireplaces
We like to put woodburning fireplaces into one of three categories: really good heaters, pretty good heaters and air conditioners.

The air conditioners are characterized by pulling more air out of the house than they give back in heat so their net effect on the house as a system is to cool it.  Glass doors are usually an option rather than a standard feature and they are not gasketed or sealed, nor should they be closed when the unit is burning.  The optional outside air will not provide more than a quarter of the combustion air needs.

The pretty good heaters are a big step up in terms of heating ability.  They will generally have sealed, gasketed doors and outside air sufficient to provide all combustion air needs.  They are not E.P.A. certified.  As exempt units, you cannot control the heat output other than by the fuel load.

The primary difference between the pretty good and really good heaters is that the latter are E.P.A. certified.  What that means to you is that you can control the combustion air intake, thereby controlling the heat output and, consequently, the burn time.
The Top Down Burn
1. Bottom layer – Lay several pieces of split hardwood (5”–7”).
2. Middle layer – Crisscross smaller pieces (3”–5”) over the bottom layer.
3. Top layer – Place a small pile of kindling (8–10 pieces) on top of the stack.
4. Place a firestarter under the kindling and light.
This method works whether you are starting a fire in a fireplace, woodstove, or firepit.

Building the Perfect Fire
These links will take you directly to the manufacturers websites where you can download manuals, specs, etc.
"Air Conditioners"
"Pretty Good Heaters"
Georgian Masonry models were the first to feature our revolutionary, patent pending Mosaic Masonry real firebrick lining system. A wide range of models are available in 36”, 42” & 50” widths with 30” clear opening height, and choice of traditional stacked or herringbone brick pattern.
The Plantation fireplace just might be the perfect manufactured woodburning fireplace. 48” wide and an astounding 42” tall with slant back design. But perhaps most impressive, it includes a hearth floor that’s only 1 ½ inches above the ground.
A perfect fit, for both your space and your lifestyle. The Kozy Heat 231, w/ arched doors, and 241 ZC fireplaces bring you the best of both worlds. Because they’re zero clearance, you can install them almost anywhere. Available as a traditional woodburning fireplace or with optional gas conversion.
A perfect fit, for both your space and your lifestyle. The Kozy Heat 231, w/ arched doors, and 241 ZC fireplaces bring you the best of both worlds. Because they’re zero clearance, you can install them almost anywhere. Available as a traditional woodburning fireplace or with optional gas conversion.
A perfect fit, for both your space and your lifestyle. The Kozy Heat 231, w/ arched doors, and 241 ZC fireplaces bring you the best of both worlds. Because they’re zero clearance, you can install them almost anywhere. Available as a traditional woodburning fireplace or with optional gas conversion.
A perfect fit, for both your space and your lifestyle. The Kozy Heat 231, w/ arched doors, and 241 ZC fireplaces bring you the best of both worlds. Because they’re zero clearance, you can install them almost anywhere. Available as a traditional woodburning fireplace or with optional gas conversion.
A perfect fit, for both your space and your lifestyle. The Kozy Heat 231, w/ arched doors, and 241 ZC fireplaces bring you the best of both worlds. Because they’re zero clearance, you can install them almost anywhere. Available as a traditional woodburning fireplace or with optional gas conversion.
A perfect fit, for both your space and your lifestyle. The Kozy Heat 231, w/ arched doors, and 241 ZC fireplaces bring you the best of both worlds. Because they’re zero clearance, you can install them almost anywhere. Available as a traditional woodburning fireplace or with optional gas conversion.
The award winning Renaissance Rumford open hearth wood fireplace design offers major advantages over a traditional open fireplace.  The hideaway guillotine door allows you to enjoy your fireplace with the door open or closed - without altering your view of the flames.
The award winning Renaissance Rumford open hearth wood fireplace design offers major advantages over a traditional open fireplace.  The hideaway guillotine door allows you to enjoy your fireplace with the door open or closed - without altering your view of the flames.
The award winning Renaissance Rumford open hearth wood fireplace design offers major advantages over a traditional open fireplace.  The hideaway guillotine door allows you to enjoy your fireplace with the door open or closed - without altering your view of the flames.
Flue size:  6"
Log length:  Up to 18"
Max. heat output:  50,000 BTU/hr
Heating capacity:  Up to 1,000 sq.ft.
Overall efficiency:  EPA Exempt 
Emissions:  EPA Exempt 
Burn time:  Up to 8 hours
Flue size:  6"
Log length:  Up to 18"
Max. heat output:  50,000 BTU/hr
Heating capacity:  Up to 1,000 sq.ft.
Overall efficiency:  EPA Exempt 
Emissions:  EPA Exempt 
Burn time:  Up to 8 hours
Kozy Heat 231
Kozy Heat 231
Kozy Heat 231
Kozy Heat 231
Kozy Heat 241
Kozy Heat 241
Renaissance Rumford
Renaissance Rumford
Renaissance Rumford
Scan DSA5
Scan DSA5
FMI Georgian Masonry
FMI Plantation
"Really Good Heaters"
A high efficiency fireplace with many looks.
In 2002 RSF Woodburning Fireplaces introduced the Vesta award winning Topaz fireplace. The Topaz burned and heated so well we decided to develop a new concept in interchangeable fireplace facings utilizing its firebox.
The result is the Chameleon, a unit
A high efficiency fireplace with many looks.
In 2002 RSF Woodburning Fireplaces introduced the Vesta award winning Topaz fireplace. The Topaz burned and heated so well we decided to develop a new concept in interchangeable fireplace facings utilizing its firebox.
The result is the Chameleon, a unit
Its big beautiful bay window is unique.
With a huge firebox and an immense viewing area, the Delta 2 is the largest member of the RSF fireplace family. The bay window design lets you experience the warming glow of that big, beautiful fire in every corner of the room… and from every angle.
Its big beautiful bay window is unique.
With a huge firebox and an immense viewing area, the Delta 2 is the largest member of the RSF fireplace family. The bay window design lets you experience the warming glow of that big, beautiful fire in every corner of the room… and from every angle.
Its big beautiful bay window is unique.
With a huge firebox and an immense viewing area, the Delta 2 is the largest member of the RSF fireplace family. The bay window design lets you experience the warming glow of that big, beautiful fire in every corner of the room… and from every angle.
Its big beautiful bay window is unique.
With a huge firebox and an immense viewing area, the Delta 2 is the largest member of the RSF fireplace family. The bay window design lets you experience the warming glow of that big, beautiful fire in every corner of the room… and from every angle.
Its big beautiful bay window is unique.
With a huge firebox and an immense viewing area, the Delta 2 is the largest member of the RSF fireplace family. The bay window design lets you experience the warming glow of that big, beautiful fire in every corner of the room… and from every angle.
Its big beautiful bay window is unique.
With a huge firebox and an immense viewing area, the Delta 2 is the largest member of the RSF fireplace family. The bay window design lets you experience the warming glow of that big, beautiful fire in every corner of the room… and from every angle.
A contemporary design heater
Our customers tell us that the Onyx 2 has the most colorful, dynamic flames they have ever seen, the kind of flames which are impossible to duplicate with gas. The Onyx 2 can provide enough heat for the average house, burn overnight, and look great, all at the same time.
A contemporary design heater
Our customers tell us that the Onyx 2 has the most colorful, dynamic flames they have ever seen, the kind of flames which are impossible to duplicate with gas. The Onyx 2 can provide enough heat for the average house, burn overnight, and look great, all at the same time.
A contemporary design heater
Our customers tell us that the Onyx 2 has the most colorful, dynamic flames they have ever seen, the kind of flames which are impossible to duplicate with gas. The Onyx 2 can provide enough heat for the average house, burn overnight, and look great, all at the same time.
A contemporary design heater
Our customers tell us that the Onyx 2 has the most colorful, dynamic flames they have ever seen, the kind of flames which are impossible to duplicate with gas. The Onyx 2 can provide enough heat for the average house, burn overnight, and look great, all at the same time.
Behind the elegantly shaped doors of the Opel burns a fire that reflects the traditions of our ancestors. Yet this is no ordinary fire. 
This fire yields low emissions, overnight burns, and efficiency on par with most basement furnaces.
Behind the elegantly shaped doors of the Opel burns a fire that reflects the traditions of our ancestors. Yet this is no ordinary fire. 
This fire yields low emissions, overnight burns, and efficiency on par with most basement furnaces.
Behind the elegantly shaped doors of the Opel burns a fire that reflects the traditions of our ancestors. Yet this is no ordinary fire. 
This fire yields low emissions, overnight burns, and efficiency on par with most basement furnaces.
Behind the elegantly shaped door of the Opel3 burns a fire that reflects the traditions of our ancestors. Yet this is no ordinary fire. 
This fire yields low emissions, overnight burns, and efficiency on par with most basement furnaces.
The industry's only high efficiency see-through fireplace
The Oracle is the equally beautiful see-thru version of the Onyx, designed to spread its warmth and light to two rooms at once.
The Oracle is the only choice if you are looking for a see-thru fireplace which is clean burning and efficient.
The industry's only high efficiency see-through fireplace
The Oracle is the equally beautiful see-thru version of the Onyx, designed to spread its warmth and light to two rooms at once.
The Oracle is the only choice if you are looking for a see-thru fireplace which is clean burning and efficient.
The industry's only high efficiency see-through fireplace
The Oracle is the equally beautiful see-thru version of the Onyx, designed to spread its warmth and light to two rooms at once.
The Oracle is the only choice if you are looking for a see-thru fireplace which is clean burning and efficient.
The Topaz is the first built-in fireplace to seamlessly combine a beautiful open fireplace with the performance of an EPA approved controlled combustion stove. The Topaz’s unique hideaway ceramic glass door is an industry first.
The Topaz is the first built-in fireplace to seamlessly combine a beautiful open fireplace with the performance of an EPA approved controlled combustion stove. The Topaz’s unique hideaway ceramic glass door is an industry first.
The Topaz is the first built-in fireplace to seamlessly combine a beautiful open fireplace with the performance of an EPA approved controlled combustion stove. The Topaz’s unique hideaway ceramic glass door is an industry first.
The Topaz is the first built-in fireplace to seamlessly combine a beautiful open fireplace with the performance of an EPA approved controlled combustion stove. The Topaz’s unique hideaway ceramic glass door is an industry first.
RSF Topaz
RSF Onyx2
RSF Opel2
RSF Delta
RSF Chameleon
RSF Chameleon
RSF Delta
RSF Delta
RSF Delta
RSF Delta
RSF Delta
RSF Onyx2
RSF Onyx
RSF Onyx
RSF Opel2
RSF Opel2
RSF Opel3
RSF Oracle
RSF Oracle
RSF Oracle
RSF Topaz
RSF Topaz
RSF Topaz
Kozy Heat’s Z 42 Non-Catalytic EPA Certified fireplace decreases flammable creosote within the chimney by 90%, and burns up to 33% less fuel. The end result is a clean burn, more warmth with less wood. So relax, kick back and enjoy the flames, knowing you’ve done your part for the environment.
Kozy Heat Z42
Kozy Heat’s Z 42 Non-Catalytic EPA Certified fireplace decreases flammable creosote within the chimney by 90%, and burns up to 33% less fuel. The end result is a clean burn, more warmth with less wood. So relax, kick back and enjoy the flames, knowing you’ve done your part for the environment.
Kozy Heat Z42
Kozy Heat’s Z 42 Non-Catalytic EPA Certified fireplace decreases flammable creosote within the chimney by 90%, and burns up to 33% less fuel. The end result is a clean burn, more warmth with less wood. So relax, kick back and enjoy the flames, knowing you’ve done your part for the environment.
Kozy Heat Z42CD
The industry's only high efficiency see-through fireplace
The Oracle is the equally beautiful see-thru version of the Onyx, designed to spread its warmth and light to two rooms at once.
The Oracle is the only choice if you are looking for a see-thru fireplace which is clean burning and efficient.
RSF Oracle
For all things wood & woodburning related, you might find the website "woodheat.org" helpful - we do.
The new Portofino outdoor woodburning fireplace is the ultimate compliment to any outdoor room. These 36”, 42” and 50” fireplaces are outdoor cousins of the popular Georgian Masonry fireplaces. All decked out in stainless steel, and approved for indoor as well as outdoor installation.
FMI Portofino
For safety reasons, you should have your chimney inspected once a year, and cleaned "as needed". To find a trained Chimney Sweep, go to www.csia.org. There you'll find a complete list of the Certified Chimney Sweeps in your area.
Looking for deals? Check out our Floor Model Sale - for displays, discontinued, and slow-movers can be had for great savings!
This Valcourt fireplace is special because it has a guillotine door that disappears to allow you to load wood on the fire or relax with the crackle of the open fireplace. The firescreen is also on a guillotine mechanism so you can close it when the ceramic glass door is open.
Valcourt Antoinette
Lafayette, the French officer and hero of the American Revolution, inspired us to create our newest high efficiency fireplace. As the great general, Valcourt used its tactical skills in developing the Lafayette fireplace so it provides home heating with superb efficiency and elegance.
Valcourt Lafayette
The Focus 250 is a truly amazing fireplace. The compact body makes it versatile enough to use as a replacement for an existing fireplace, but the glass viewing space has been maximized. It is also ideal for installations where a raised hearth is desired, especially if the ceiling height is low.
RSF Focus 250
The Focus 320 burns with a unique flame that is utterly mesmerizing and the contemporary style door offers the largest viewing space possible. The Focus 320 produces enough heat for the average house, burns overnight, and has low emissions.
RSF Focus 320
Hwam 3055 ZC, up to 1000 sq ft heater.
The large glass pane can be opened upwards in a single, elegant, sliding motion that, in spite of its size, can be opened with just one hand.
Hwam 3055 ZC
Hwam 3055 ZC, up to 1000 sq ft heater.
The large glass pane can be opened upwards in a single, elegant, sliding motion that, in spite of its size, can be opened with just one hand.
Hwam 3055 ZC