Our staff at Energy Center-Manhattan Pool offers a variety of services and installation for the hearth. With our chimney scan, we can take pictures of your flue for home sale inspections or your own peace of mind. We also offer a variety of repair options for deteriorating flues or preventative maintenance. Contact us with any of your hearth questions.
Whether new construction or remodel projects generally a direct vent gas fireplace can be placed anywhere due to their versatility in venting. Adding ambiance to a room or providing a source of heat to an otherwise colder room there are multitudes of options in size, style, heat output and controls. With Energy Center-Manhattan Pool’s recent remodel we’ve added to the number of burn units so you can see what they look like burning in your home.
Wood fireplaces often lend themselves to a nostalgic moment in many of our lives. Aside from warm memories at the holidays, they can be an awesome source of heat for a home. Many of our wood fireplaces are displayed in our contract showroom where we can display a large variety of options in style and size.
Gas Inserts & Logs
Gas inserts and logs are designed to be placed in an existing wood burning fireplace. Gas logs will provide you the ambiance and the radiant heat. For the homeowner who is looking for more heat out of their fireplace gas inserts are a better option. We have several on display and able to be burned so you can feel the difference in the heat output.
For the homeowner whose all-electric or just doesn’t want to make the necessary commitment to wood or gas we offer electric units. Their realistic view has improved over the years. If you haven’t seen the improvements stop in at Energy Center-Manhattan Pool and see the difference.
Fireplace Doors, Walls, & Mantles
Though there are many commonalities in fireplaces often times there’s a desire to create a look of a fireplace to your own tastes. With the help of Stoll Industries, we are able to provide an unlimited collection of doors, entire walls, and mantle styles to complement any home decor.
Frequently Asked Stove Questions
Energy Center-Manhattan Pool answers some of the most popular questions asked by customers about fireplaces. Please click on the (+) to reveal the answer and the (–) to hide it.
WHY DOES MY HOUSE FILL UP WITH SMOKE EVERY TIME I TRY TO LIGHT A FIRE?
Often this is a cause of a cold chimney. Try taking a piece of newspaper and make a small “torch” out of it. Light the end and carefully place it near the top of your stove or near the damper. This will provide heat up the chimney to establish the initial draft needed for fire to take place.
Another option is that the chimney may be clogged with debris or build-up and need serviced. Sometimes there may be a negative pressure situation in the house. Slightly open a window near stove to establish an initial fire.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I HAVE MY WOOD/PELLET CHIMNEY SWEPT AND INSPECTED?
Any chimney system serving a wood-burning appliance should be inspected annually.
MY WOOD REALLY SEEMS TO SIZZLE AND IS DIFFICULT TO BURN, WHY IS THAT?
The wood might not be fully cured or dried. Wood needs cut 18-20” length or less and if it is over 6” in diameter, split as well. After the wood is cut and split it needs to be stack off the ground and the top 12-18” covered and sit for nine to twelve months before coming near your stove or fireplace.
HOW DO I CLEAN THE GLASS?
We recommend Hearth and Stove Cleaner from Speedy White. It is sold at our store and can’t be beat! Another option is to try a piece of newspaper, get it slightly wet and pick up some cool ashes out of the fireplace/stove. This option won’t work as well but can get you out in a pinch.
WHAT PRODUCT DO YOU RECOMMEND FOR LIGHTING THE FIRE?
We sell a wide variety of fire starters at the store, the most popular is our Dynamite. They all will speed up the process quite a bit saving you time and making it easier.
DO YOU OFFER INSTALLATION SERVICES?
Absolutely! We initially ask customers to come into the store to identify your likes and needs. If we need to do an on-site visit we will set that up in store and then schedule for install.
THE FIREPLACE/STOVE KEEPS SHUTTING OFF RANDOMLY, IS IT MY FAULT?
Probably not! Typically as units get some age to them or aren’t regularly maintained, sensors and other devices on the fireplace will wear. This can cause the fireplace to operate problematically. Typically if this is happening regularly you will need to call the store and setup a service call.
(Keep in mind if you use a thermostat to operate your appliance, check its setting. This is a common cause for random operation and is considered normal.)
DO I NEED TO HAVE MY GAS FIREPLACE/STOVE SERVICED?
Most owner’s manuals recommend servicing your fireplace/stove annually and we agree. This service will help to ensure your unit retains its beauty as well as reliability for the winter to come. This can be done either in the Spring to prepare for next year or in the Fall in preparation for the coming cold.
I’M SHOPPING FIREPLACES BUT I’M CONFUSED WITH DIRECT-VENT, VENT-FREE AND B-VENT. WHICH ONE SHOULD I USE?
We would recommend you use the correct one for you needs. Typically this will be a Direct-Vent fireplace because of their efficient technology and flexibility with installations but there are times where we might recommend another choice. Bring in your plans to the store and let our staff guide you to the right decision.
MY PILOT WON’T STAY LIT, WHAT CAN I DO?
If the pilot doesn’t stay lit, try again, and if it still continues to not work you will need to schedule a service call with the store.