There are many alternatives to an inefficient open wood burner today. Some options may include wood and pellet stoves that use standard chimneys or direct vent chimneys, which are about the size of a clothes dryer vent pipe. There are gas fireplaces that use less gas than a water heater and are 100 percent efficient. With over 30 years in the chimney business, our experienced professionals are qualified to assist you in making an informed decision.