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Zero Clearance Fireplaces | ZC Wood Fireplaces

You will find friends and customers of Yankee Doodle throughout Fairfield County and in New York Westchester County west of I-684, in towns like Westport, South Salem NY, Weston, Ridgefield, Norwalk, Lewisboro NY, Newtown, Darien, and Monroe. Homeowners love our friendly staff and great selection of beautiful & efficient zero-clearance fireplaces.

A zero clearance (z/c) fireplace is the right choice for you if you have limited space. It is also an excellent option if you would like to add a fireplace to your home without the cost of an extensive remodel. Z/c fireplaces are more versatile than traditional fireplaces because they are designed so that they can be installed in an existing wall frame. We offer high efficiency gas and wood burning zero clearance fireplaces here at Yankee Doodle, Inc. Stove & Fireplace Center. Our models are available in a variety of styles so that they can be customized to suite your tastes whether it is rustic or urban.


Innovations in fireplace design have revolutionized the efficiency of z/c fireplaces. A contemporary z/c fireplace can generate more heat with less fuel so that you can reduce your energy costs for heat next winter. While some models are only designed to zone heat one room, others are as effective as a furnace and can circulate heat throughout your home. We carry EPA approved wood burning z/c fireplaces with up to 78% efficiency and gas z/c fireplaces with up to 82% efficiency in a variety of sizes to meet your needs.


The space saving design of z/c fireplaces allows you to install them in places that a traditional fireplace would not fit in. The walls of a zero clearance fireplace are specially insulated so that they do not radiate a significant amount of heat. This is what allows them to be installed safely next to flammable materials (such as dry wall) making them a versatile addition to any home. The glass exterior on the front does radiates heat into the room. For this reason, it is still important to remember to keep furniture and other flammable materials at least 3 feet away from the front just as you would with a traditional fireplace. Since all models have different installation specifications, it is critical to have a professional who knows the building codes in your area install your fireplace.

Customizable Design

With a z/c fireplace you can decide more than what fuel to use. Our models offer a wide range of exterior faces and finishes to choose from. You can customize your z/c fireplace to look like a masonry fireplace or have a sleek, modern design. Our gas models also offer you the option of special features like remote control operation, faux wood or stone burners and more. Come into our showroom to see for yourself the incredible variety that we have to offer.

The best way to decide if a zero clearance fireplace is right for you is to speak to an expert and see them in person. Drop by our location in Wilton, Connecticut to talk to one of professional team members about the benefits of adding a zero clearance fireplace to your home. We can explain the installation process to you or help you set up an installation appointment. There are plenty of reasons why we are known as the friendliest hearth store in Fairfield County, and our knowledgeable staff and excellent customer service is just to name a few.

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