The High Country Hearth family is proud to have been the High Country’s finest resource for fireplaces, wood stoves, gas logs and accessories. we provide servivces for those living in Banner Elk, Sugar Mountain, Beech Mountain, Boone, Blowing Rock, Newland, and Linville, North Carolina.
High Country Hearth in Banner Elk, NC provides Astria fireplaces, Iron Strike wood stoves and more, Napoleon fire places, Majestic fireplaces, Peterson gas logs, & White Mountain gas logs and inserts.
High Country Hearth's dedicated team of designers and engineers have taken wood burning to a higher level and created a distinctive fireplace experience never seen before in the industry! The perfect blend of elegant, rustic styling and state-of-the-art wood burning technology makes one of The High Country Hearth's wood burning fireplaces an ideal choice to add class and artistry to your home. Our stoves and fireplaces stand out in the crowd. Treasured for their quality and performance, every High Country Hearth's fireplace is hand crafted to last for generations.
We have always believed that our shoppers come to us for a friendly and personable shopping experience unmatched by any of the big box chains. Our customers have always appreciated our high standards when selecting our merchandise, which proves to be a lasting investment. We also provide a large inventory for those who wish to purchase in-stock products.
Our motto has always been to exceed our customers’ expectations. We take pride in our customer relationships—our customers become our friends! We sincerely appreciate you, the people of The High Country, for allowing our family business to continue servicing this wonderful mountain community.
Catalytic vs Non-Catalytic Wood Stoves – What’s right for you?
A higher efficiency heating machine, catalytic wood stoves are ideal for those who wish to supplant a major portion of their heating needs with their wood stove.
- Higher efficiency
- Longer burn times
- Advanced features such as top-loading, swing-out ash pan and thermostatic control
Primary air enters the stove through a thermostatically controlled flap in the back and is preheated as it is drawn through the interior walls of the stove and finally to the air wash.
Thermostatically controlled secondary air mixes with the smoke (which is unburned wood gases) beginning the secondary combustion process and providing an optional mixture for greater efficiency.
The mixture passes through a catalytic combustor which lowers the smoke’s burning temperature from 1,200 ºF to 600 ºF and causes it to ignite. This catalytic combustion turns the smoke and other pollutants into usable heat.
Homeowners will save money and time with a non-catalytic model. Easier to start and operate, the non-catalytic wood stove is ideal for those with less heating demands on their wood stoves.
- Slightly lower cost
- Lively flame picture
- No catalytic combustor
- Easier to operate
Primary combustion air enters the stove and is preheated then introduced above the glass doors. This primary air flow is adjustable and provides control of fuel burn rate and heat output.The sweeping action of the airwash system helps keep the glass clean for better view of the fire.
Jets of combustion air enter through the shoe refractory and maintain a superheated primary combustion zone of coals and burning fuel where combustible gasses ignite as they pass into the secondary combustion zone.
Flames entering the highly insulated secondary combustion chamber are further mixed with staged secondary combustion air which provides the optimum level of oxygen to more completely burn off any remaining combustible gasses. This results in lower emissions, higher efficiency and a stable, even heat output from your stove.