The Warm Hearth
8748 La Mesa Boulevard, La Mesa
Sales of wood stoves like the Danish Morso keep this business humming year-round. Because people want fireplaces with fires you can toss logs onto, these guys have stand-alones or models you can fit into your fireplace. The most popular is probably the Norwegian Jotul (pronounced "Yodel") cast-iron wood burner. Smoke? Secondary air burners burn the soot before it goes up the chimney. Cost: $600 to $2500. Add around $850 for chimney and installation.