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Wood, Pellet, and Gas Stoves

Now is the time to think about heating your home with fire. Fall is nearly past, and you’ve undoubtedly seen your utility bill go up as you’ve been heating your home. Here in and around Chesapeake, we’ve seen cool weather sooner than usual, and homeowners are scratching their heads at all the options available. We don’t like to see our friends and neighbors running thermostats low to save money, and we don’t like to see unsafe appliance installations. Let us install a beautiful and efficient stove that will help heat your home, will keep working for you for years to come, and will bring new life into your home.

The Benefits of Stovesstove

We are not talking about kitchen stoves. No, we’re talking about heat machines installed right into your living space. A quality stove, regardless of fuel type, will generate enough heat for zone heating, supplemental heat during a power outage, or may even become your new primary heating source.
We can install a stove anywhere that a flue can be piped up. Using refractory materials that are stylish and compliment your stove design and home interior, we can even install in a corner safely. No matter the size of your space, we can find a product that fits, and a product that works.
There are a variety of products that we sell, install, and service. When you choose a stove, you can choose any size, any location, and any style. Many new homes look great with a sleek and contemporary model, while others may opt for a rustic and traditional look.
Fuel Type
At Magic Sweep, we sell wood, pellet, and gas stoves. Each has their own benefits and uses, and many homeowners have their preferences. Not sure what you want? Let the professionals help you out!

Gas Stoves

Easily the most convenient option for stoves and all other fire appliances is gas. Gas burns cleanly, keeps your home clean (with no ash, very little smoke and soot, and no creosote), is eco-friendly, and low maintenance. Many gas appliances have a push-button or easy light, precise temperature control, and immediate off features, and none of the issues a gas fireplace will give you. This means you only use the fuel you need to get the warmth you need with no damage to your home. Many believe gas units are safer than others. With new advances in technology and production, all fuel types can benefit from the same safety features.

Pellet Stoves

Pellets are the second-runner-up for efficiency. Since pellets are manufactured from wood byproducts, they’re eco-friendly and burn cleanly. They also allow for burning of a variety of other biofuels, including 100% corn, sunflower seeds, and wheat. This allows you to choose what is best for your area and then enjoy the fire! Pellet stoves feature a hopper that feeds the fire consistently for a steady temperature and flame. Most models also have a push-button ignition as well.

Wood Stoves

Still, a very popular option is the wood stove–especially for homeowners with land and forest to cut from. It offers high heat and unrivaled ambiance. The only drawback to wood stoves is that you can ONLY burn properly seasoned firewood in a wood stove. Do not attempt to burn trash, clothes, or alternative fuels in your unit.

Contact a fire expert at Magic Sweep today to find your new stove today!

We Service and Install Gas Appliances

One of the most popular calls we get this time of year is for new fireplace installations. When a homeowner calls on us for a fireplace, they often don’t even know what it is that they want or what kinds of possibilities exist. When you want a fireplace and you call the professionals, the possibilities are almost endless.

It’s our job and pleasure to help these customers get the best products and best services possible. That’s why we recommend gas appliances. They offer the most versatility in design, size, style, are safest, easy to use, and simple to install. Gas is the best option for homeowners looking to add a fireplace, for those looking to upgrade, and even those who wish to raise property value before a sale or refinance. Gas appliances will do just that. It’s important to hire a professional for gas appliance installation to avoid complications later.

Why Choose GasWe can service and install gas appliances for you this holiday season

Gas appliances are a fast growing favorite among homeowners, contractors, and even apartment managers and hotels. There are several reasons gas is so popular:


You can install gas anywhere. A professional can build a fireplace anywhere and install gas logs. Gas stoves and inserts can be installed inside an existing fireplace or in a home where no fireplace or chimney has ever existed. The variety of sizes and styles will allow for a gas fireplace in a wall, a stove in a tight corner, or a log set in an old, rundown fireplace.


Gas appliances are mess-free with minimal to no soot or creosote. They are work-free, with no cutting, hauling, or lighting firewood. In fact, gas is so convenient to use, yours may light by match or even from your sofa with a remote. Depending on the model, gas appliances also have precise temperature control and the ability to extinguish the fire immediately.

Affordable and Eco friendly

Not only are gas appliances friendly on the wallet, but they’re also environmentally friendly. Gas is the cleanest burning fuel, is the most efficient, and requires the least maintenance.

Will you still need scheduled maintenance? Yes. Most warranties require professional services, and your homeowner’s insurance may as well. When you buy and have your appliance installed by Magic Sweep, you can rest assured that your fireplace is in our care from the moment it’s installed. It will be installed in compliance with federal, state, and local safety codes, and it will be backed by years of experience and NFI training.

We clean, repair, and inspect gas appliances, and we do it year-round. We service gas appliances no matter where they are, no matter who installed them, and even work with realtors and property managers to service between tenants or to prepare for a sale.

With more than 30 years of experience, there’s really no reason not to call Magic Sweep. Call 757-523-2400 today.