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Matters of the Hearth / Western, NY / Erie, PA

Matters of the Hearth is a full service hearth store committed to delivering high quality products and top-of-the-line customer service. We offer the best selection of fireplaces, stoves, and inserts as well as a full range of chimney cleaning and repair services. For nearly two decades we have been loyally serving local residents which has gained us thousands of happy customers. Matters of the Hearth is a business built on good reputation. Many of our new clients are actually referrals from satisfied customers and we pride ourselves on knowing that local homeowners consider us reliable and friendly.

The products we offer are high quality, built to last, and deliver top-of-the-line performance. Most of the stoves, fireplaces, and inserts we sell come with a lifetime warranty! When you buy from us, you are just beginning a long, happy relationship. We offer installation and repair services for your new hearth product for the life of the appliance.

Company History

Owner Matt Hanby pursued his vision over 2 decades ago as a part-time chimney sweep. In 1996, he decided to turn his part-time job into a full-time operation. Matters of the Hearth continued to grow, and in 2001 Matt decided it was time to open a showroom to display his beautiful selection of stoves, fireplaces, and inserts. Our company now offers professional chimney services, fireplace restoration, chimney relining, and a wide selection of high quality gas stoves and fireplaces, wood burning fireplaces, stoves and inserts - all with code compliant installation.

Facilities & Showroom

Our cozy showroom offers customers a relaxing place to shop for fireplaces, stoves, or inserts. Homeowners can view a great selection of freestanding gas stoves, built-in gas inserts, freestanding wood stoves, wood burning inserts, high efficiency wood burners, gas log sets, custom glass doors, and even a few hearth and fireplace accessories and tool sets.

Services We Provide

Matters of the Hearth offers complete installation services for all fireplaces, inserts, and stoves. We employ highly skilled technicians that get the job done right and on time. We also offer a number of different chimney services from inspections to repairs and cleaning. Our professionals are here to help you throughout the life of your appliance.


We are a full service hearth store that not only sells fireplaces, inserts, and stoves, but also installs and services them, too. We offer full fireplace restoration services and perform chimney relining services for gas, wood, oil, and coal appliances and fireplaces.

Some of our services include:

  • Fireplace Installation
  • Insert Installation
  • Stove Installation
  • Gas Log Installation
  • Gas Appliance Service
  • Pellet Stove Service
  • Wood Appliance Service
  • Chimney / Flue Cleaning
  • Chimney / Flue Installation
  • Chimney Liners
  • Chimney Caps
  • Chimney Crowns
  • Chimney Chase Tops
  • Chimney Rain Pans/Shrouds
  • Limited Chimney Masonry Work
  • Complete Chimney Masonry Work
  • Firebox Rebuilding
  • Custom Fireplace Installation
  • Fireplace Mantle, Surround, Wall Treatment Installation

Certifications / Affiliations

  • CSIA - Chimney Safety Institute of America
  • NCSG - National Chimney Sweep Guild
  • BBB - Better Business Bureau
  • Pennsylvania Chimney Sweep Guild
  • New York Chimney Sweep Guild
  • NFIB - National Federation of Independent Businesses

Product Summary

Wood Burning Fireplaces, Inserts & Stoves - Gas Burning Fireplaces, Inserts, & Stoves - Coal Burning Appliances - Pellet Stoves & Inserts - Fireplace Venting - Custom Doors - Tool Sets - Hearth Pads - Hearth Accessories

Brands We Carry (Partial List)

Fireplaces, Inserts, & Stoves

Regency, Hampton, Enerzone, Buck, Vermont Castings, Ambiance, Valcourt, Valor, Napoleon


Stoll Custom Doors, American Log Sets, Hargrove Logs, Napoleon Gas Logs, Homesaver Liners, Ahren’s Liners, BDM Caps & Liners, American Metal Products, Gelco Dampers, Vestal Dampers & Grates

Speak with one of our experts to obtain more information, whether for a new product and its installation, a repair or simply our latest arrivals.