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Benefits of Adding a Fireplace Insert...
A fireplace insert and liner is an ideal solution for homeowners looking to improve the efficiency of their fireplace and to give their hearth a fresh, new look. An insert will help your heating efficiency & it can also save your tremendous amounts of money on your utility bills during the cold winter months. Installing an insert is also a great way to find a quick solution for many common fireplace problems like chimney drafting issues. And over all is by far the Safest option for wood burning in comparison to old masonry fireplaces
An insert is a fireproof box which is surrounded by steel or cast iron walls and contains insulated, self-cleaning glass gasket sealed doors to create a closed-in combustion system. It is installed directly into a masonry or pre-fabricated fireplace. There are a number of different fireplaces inserts available; gas, wood-burning, pellet, and electric being the most popular models. The benefits homeowners can enjoy when they decide to add a fireplace insert into their existing fireplace include:
Due to their design, wood burning fireplace inserts improve the combustion process and are able to create real heat while the wood inside burns at a slower rate. You’ll be able to enjoy longer burn times for the wood you use in your fireplace, meaning you’ll need less fuel to produce more heat than a
traditional open-burning fireplace.
Improved Heat Output,
Open burning fireplaces are, by nature, not very efficient. Most of the warm air that is produced by the fire is sucked up and out of the chimney. In fact, when temperatures drop below the freezing mark, a fireplace will actually exhaust more energy than it creates. By installing a fireplace insert, you can help keep the warm air in your living space from escaping out of your chimney. Some models actually contain a blower that pushes the hot air back into the room through front vents so you’ll be able to heat up an entire room quickly. Adding a fireplace insert can also act as an upgrade to your home heating system, which in turn will increase the value of your home.
Environmentally friendly investment
Since inserts are extremely effective heating appliances and help to combat heat loss, they can improve your energy efficiency so you’ll need to use less energy overall. These eco-friendly investments help the environment while helping you save money on your utility bills.