Prescott is typical of the climates that benefit most from a fireplace. We have many months each year when the temperature is moderate during the day and there is a chill in the evening.

With zone heating provided by an efficient gas or wood fireplace, you can just turn down the thermostat on the furnace and reduce your utility bills. After all, many of us like a cool bedroom but like the warmth and ambiance of a nice fire in the evening and early morning next to our favorite chair.

You may find this reducing your heating costs considerably over having the furnace coming on during moderate weather.

Gas Stoves, Fireplaces, Inserts

By far the most popular choice in Prescott is a gas-burning stove or fireplace. They are highly efficient and require little attention. Both fireplaces and freestanding stoves are available in many attractive designs and can give the effect of a wood fire with flickering flames and glowing embers that will delight those who enjoy the look of a wood fire.

Freestanding gas stoves are available in many of the same beautiful bodies as the wood burners, including porcelain and steel. European influence is evident in many of the latest models, bringing a contemporary flair.


Built-in Fireplaces

Include many new designs with shapes that include very wide or narrow and high arched configurations. The surrounds or settings that can be incorporated into the fireplace design are virtually endless.

Many homes today feature multiple fireplaces to provide atmosphere, warmth, and beauty to bedrooms, baths, kitchens, patios, dens, and recreation areas.

The Choices for Zone Heating Fuel Include Wood, Gas, and Pellets

Wood-burning appliances include freestanding stoves or built-in fireplaces of either masonry or steel construction.

Modern stoves are now quite efficient and produce very little air pollution, as opposed to the old “bonfire in a box” that was prevalent until the 1980s. They are available in steel or cast iron in an assortment of rich porcelain colors, with glass doors to help you enjoy the fire.

Open fireplaces are the least efficient and produce more emissions than those with glass doors. An alternate is the pellet burner in either a freestanding or built-in configuration. The big advantage over wood is the fact that it can continue burning for a period of 24 hours or more without the need to refuel.


In the specialty building product and construction industry in Arizona for more than 30 years, Eric & Sons has the experience, knowledge, and integrity that will satisfy your needs. This is why Prescott Design Center has selected Eric & Sons as our associate.

Eric & Sons features a wide variety of fine building products that will add impressive style and value to your home, creating gathering places that will draw friends and family together. As home heating costs and utilities continue to rise, it is ever important to consider the cost-saving solutions.