Of Wood Burning Fireplace Inserts
Having a fireplace that is as efficient as it is beautiful
is a very important consideration to keep in mind. Wood burning
fireplace inserts can take an older, inefficient fireplace and
turn it into a heat-producing unit that will help dramatically
reduce those high heating bills.
What Is A Fireplace
Many homeowners get confused in knowing exactly just what is
an insert for a fireplace. In basic terms, fireplace inserts
are like a smaller fireplace that fits nicely into your old
Also, it makes no difference what type of wood burning
fireplace you now have, whether it is brick, stone or a unit
built from a factory. The insert will begin to burn wood more
efficiently and allow the heat to go out into the home instead
of up the chimney.
That's the problem with older fireplaces, they are
inefficient. In fact, most are only 10% efficient. That's a lot
of energy that is just going up the chimney. A woodburning
fireplace insert dramatically increases this rating many times
Types Of Fireplace
There are several kinds of inserts to choose from
- Wood Burning
- Direct Vent
Choosing the one that is the best for your home and your
needs comes down to what you want to pay, and what type of fuel
you will burn with.
Pellet fireplace inserts are regarded as the most efficient
What Are The Benefits?
Certainly, the biggest benefit of installing wood burning
fireplace inserts will be the increased energy efficiency, but
there are several other benefits as well.
-Cleaner burning and reduced emissions
-Lower energy bills
-Easy to use and clean