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Get Your Fireplace Project Started Now

If you are unhappy with your fireplace, now is the perfect time to update it. No matter what kind of fireplace you would like in your home, we can help. We carry a wide variety of wood-burning, gas, and electric fireplaces. We carry well-known brands such as Majestic, Fireside America, Dimplex, Enerzone, and more.

If you are unsure which type of fireplace is best for you, our staff is certified by the National Fireplace Institute (NFI) and experienced with thousands of fireplace projects in the Auburn area. We would like to tell you about the benefits of different type of fireplace and help you decide the best one for your home.


Get Your Fireplace Project Started Now - Opelika AL - The Hearth & Patio ShoppeFor some people, a fire is not a real fire unless it is fueled by wood. If you love a wood fire, The Hearth & Patio Shoppe has wood-burning fireplace options that can also increase the heating efficiency in your home. Newer technologies allow this type of fireplace to produce warmer, longer, and cleaner burning fires with less wood. We have models of wood-burning fireplaces and stove inserts that meet EPA emission standards. We can help you find the best unit for your home.


If you are looking for a low-maintenance fireplace with higher energy efficiency, a gas fireplace is the best choice. You will not have to worry about doing chores as your would with wood-burning fireplaces. All you do to start a fire is  push a button on a remote control device. We have a wide variety of gas fireplaces and stove inserts. We also have several different styles of gas log sets that make updating an old fireplace economical and simple.


If you need to add supplemental heat to your home or want to add a fireplace to your outdoor area, we suggest an electric fireplace. It does not need to be vented, and you can install this type of fireplace wherever you want whether it’s inside or outside.

Summer is the best time to get your fireplace project started. Contact us today at The Hearth & Patio Shoppe to schedule an appointment for a consultation in our beautiful showroom.

Which Type of Stove Is Right for You?

If you are considering adding supplemental heat to your home, a stove can be an excellent choice! When shopping for a new stove, the first thing you must consider is which fuel type works best in your home. If you are overwhelmed by the different options, The Hearth & Patio Shoppe is here to help you figure out the right fuel type. In our beautiful showroom, you will find a wide range of wood-burning, gas, and pellet stoves from trusted national brands such as Lopi, Hearthstone, Vermont Castings, and Enerzone. We would like to tell you a bit more about the pros and cons of each type of stove to help you decide the best fit for your home.


Which Type of Stove Is Right for You - Opelika AL - The Hearth & Patio ShoppeIf you have not used a wood-burning stove in awhile, it may surprise you to see the drastic change for this type of heating appliance. Newer technologies have allowed for manufacturers to design stoves that burn wood more efficiently and provide long-lasting and warmer fires. Our experts at the store can show you models of wood-burning stoves that are certified by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as energy-efficient ways to heat your home.


For those who are looking for an energy-efficient stove that is also easy and convenient to use, a gas stove is the right one for you. You can use a remote control device to start a fire from anywhere in your home, and you will not have to worry about bringing in firewood or sweeping up ashes after each fire as with a wood-burning stove. No matter how large or small the space you need to heat, Our in store experts can help you find the best gas stove for your home.


Made from recycled wood products, pellets burn hotter and cleaner than firewood. According to HowStuffWorks, they have been heavily compressed to greatly reduce the moisture content. If you are environmentally conscious, pellet stoves are a smart choice. Because they do not produce much smoke and less creosote develops during combustion, this lessens your chances of a dangerous chimney fire. All you have to do to start is to load the hopper with pellets and turn it on for a full day of heat.

If you are looking to update your home with a new stove, The Hearth & Patio Shoppe can help you find the right type for you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment in our showroom to see the variety of options we have in wood-burning, gas, and pellet stoves.