Wood Fireplaces

Zero-Clearance Woodburning Fireplaces


A wood burning fireplace is for those that want the real fire and possibly want to supplement their heating bills. Todays zero clearance fireplaces are designed to be used when building a fireplace from scratch in a new home or adding one to an existing home. They don’t require massive structural foundations like the earlier masonry built fireplace. You don’t need an existing chimney. Installation is similar to a wood stove with an insulated stainless steel chimney. The only difference is that you can enclose it with a wood frame around, as a finishing option.


These products come in many different configurations. The main choices you have to make relate to size and function:

  • Small
  • Medium
  • Large
  • Specialty and see through
  • Outdoor

And the level of efficiency it is capable of:

  • Decorative, for the occasional fire to sit by,  where large flames and ambiance are priority, short burn times
  • Mid-efficiency, for those burning more frequently, wanting ambiance and a little heat, longer burn times
  • Efficient, for frequent seasonal users wanting maximum heat, long burn times

How do you go about choosing between all of these zero clearance wood burning fireplaces? It’s all about size and intent!

How to Select Size

The fireplace size needed is determined room size or space you wish to heat. A smaller option will work well if you want to heat and improve the ambiance of a single room. To heat a one bedroom, single story house, a medium size model will work perfectly for you. The largest sizes are for those with higher heat demands who want to heat a whole house.

Efficiency also plays a role on the size of the fireplace that will work best for you. A more efficient fireplace uses less fuel to heat a given space. So depending on what your final goal, to supplement a heating bill, or just the occasional romantic fire, there are options to choose from. You don’t want to use a decorative fireplace with generous flames to supplement your heating bill. That would be an inefficient use of your time, loading every few hours, not to mention the unnecessary chopping and carrying of wood. Whereas an efficient fireplace could burn 8-12 hours on the same load of wood and generate substantial heat.  The choices can be overwhelming. That is where the Nordic Energy team can guide you with our knowledge and expertise.

How Do You Want to Enhance Your Living Space?

What do you want your fireplace to achieve? Are you looking to increase the calm atmosphere of your home, warm a drafty room, or enhance your outdoor entertaining?  We can help you select a model that achieves your design and function goals.

Enhance your Home Decor

For people who have their heating needs adequately met there are models meant for more decorative purposes. They will still provide heat but are more often used as mood and ambiance enhancers. They are designed specifically to enhance your view of the fire over a wide area of a room.

See-through fireplaces are meant to be set up in the middle of a room. They have ceramic glass on both sides so that the fire can be enjoyed on either side of the room or in a wall so that one fire can bring a cozy atmosphere to two rooms!


We can provide you with a solution if you want to bring your love of a wood burning fireplace outdoors. All-weather zero clearance outdoor fireplace! These are sturdily built to last for years on your patio, deck, gazebo, or on any other outdoor living space.

To learn even more about your next wood burning zero clearance fireplace you can come to our showroom and see beautiful options first hand while talking to our knowledgeable staff. If you have a question, don’t hesitate to contact us today by phone or email.


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Looking Forward to Using Our New Fireplace!

The guys from Nordic Energy Systems were really good. We called them to install a new fire place/chimney. Going into the project I was a little bit worried. We had a brand new steel roof and I was afraid it might get messed up during the installation, but my fears were unwarranted. Everything looks great!

Neil L., Sudbury, ON

I can’t say enough about Nordic Energy

I can’t say enough about Nordic Energy. From the choosing of the stove to the explanation of how it works the store staff (Denis) was amazing. Where to start with the installation crew. Lucas (Logan) lol Rob and Jacob. What an awesome crew. Very pleasant and knowledgeable. They took such care with my home and in their detail to the little things. The job was never rushed and was done with care. Everything was explained so that it was clear and questions answered. I cannot say enough about Lucas and how he explained everything to me and how if he didn’t like the way things were working once the stove was set up he went back and made sure it was to his satisfaction. It speaks volumes to see someone take such pride in his work. Thanks so much for the amazing service to you all. I would give an 11 if I could. Will highly recommend your company. I will definitely be back for future business. Thanks so much.


We absolutely love the fireplace!

We wanted to let you know that we have used our fireplace a few times now. There were several evenings earlier in September that were chilly and gave us a good excuse to try it out.

We absolutely love the fireplace! It fits our room perfectly and provides just the right amount of heat. You suggested the perfect model for what we needed and wanted.

Thank you so much for the wonderful service provided by you and your team. We also appreciate your patience with us through the installation process, including the return trip to our house to get the fireplace in the right spot. Your efforts to make everything just perfect were much appreciated. Kind regards

A. Lavoie

A completely great experience every step of the way.

Your installers are superb.

Debra S.

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