Why Are Your Stoves So Costly?

It is a common misconception that our Katydid™ and Kimberly™ gasifier wood stoves are more expensive than other choices. When you consider your TOTAL installation costs to install a Katydid™ or Kimberly™ gasifier wood stove vs. any other EPA Certified wood stove, Katydid™ and Kimberly™ look like a much better value.

Katydid™ and Kimberly™ are approved to vent with pellet stove pipe with an appropriate Class-A passthrough. All other EPA Certified wood stoves require Class-A chimney pipe for the entire length of the chimney, which costs about $100 per foot. As well, many other wood stoves require a Type II hearth pad for thermal protection, averaging around $500.00. Katydid™ and Kimberly™ require ember protection only and thus the hearth pad is far less costly.

You can spend your money on a Katydid™ or Kimberly™ gasifier wood stove — or you can spend your money to install a less expensive wood stove but one which requires more expensive venting and hearth pad. In the end, your TOTAL investment will be about the same. See the Katydid™ or Kimberly™ Owner’s Manuals for installation details.

Furthermore, our clients report that they can heat their homes with one-third to one-half the amount of wood required by their previous wood stoves simply because our stoves gasify the wood first, and then burn the wood gases, squeezing more heat from less wood. With the cost of firewood, in terms of $$$ to buy it or time to cut and split it, doesn’t it make sense to buy a Katydid™ or Kimberly™?

 Brand “X” Wood Stoves vs. Katydid™ Stoves

$2050  BRAND "X" Wood Stove $3995 Katydid™ Wood Stoves
$1500 Class-A Chimney Pipe († Estimated) $450 Chimney Pipe († Estimated)
$500 Floor Pad (Estimated) $100 Floor Pad (Estimated)
$450 Shipping & Handling (Estimated) FREE Shipping & Handling
$4500 TOTAL Investment $4545 TOTAL Investment

† Estimated costs for a single story residential application will vary according to the construction of your home and placement of your stove. Expect to incur additional costs for a 1-1/2 story or 2 story installation.

 Brand “X” Wood Stoves vs. Kimberly™ Stoves

$2050  BRAND "X" Wood Stove $3995 KIMBERLY™ Wood Stoves
$1500 Class-A Chimney Pipe († Estimated) $450 Chimney Pipe († Estimated)
$500 Floor Pad (Estimated) $50 Floor Pad (Estimated)
$450 Shipping & Handling (Estimated) FREE Shipping & Handling
$4500 TOTAL Investment $4495 TOTAL Investment

† Estimated costs for a single story residential application will vary according to the construction of your home and placement of your stove. Expect to incur additional costs for a 1-1/2 story or 2 story installation.