Todays freestanding stoves have state-of-the-art features that position these stoves as a healthy alternative. Thanks to overall energy efficiencies, the clean burn of these products is better for the environment.
The health benefits within the home have improved, as well. First and foremost, safety features have been increased and many models have electronic components and automatic shut-off features that help alert the operator in the event of a concern.
Likewise, pellet stoves burn so clean and efficiently that they produce very little smoke and ash. The production of very little waste makes them easy to maintain and clean. The same applies to gas stoves that also produce next to no waste and require little cleaning aside from blower and cosmetic, glass cleaning.
A new wood stove burns much cleaner and with much less harmful residue than a furnace or boiler and fireplace inserts are healthier than traditional fireplaces as they control air pollutants and direct them through the chimney.