If you have an old fireplace to replace, a fireplace insert may be the perfect solution for you. An insert is much cheaper than renovating your home to include a new fireplace. And although a fireplace insert can save you money. Money compared to a new rebuild, you will enjoy greater efficiency and more with one of these smart devices.
A fireplace insert is straightly placed directly inside your old fireplace. The biggest difference with an insert is that it comes with insulated glass doors which are self-cleaning and allow you to watch the flames and enjoy greater efficiency in heating your home. If improving efficiency is important to you, here are some stats you will enjoy. This low efficiency is caused by the open combustion design which allows a large amount of air from the room to be heated to be drawn into the fire resulting in rapid combustion and wasted energy.
The fireplace insert replaced with a closed and insulated door system, on the other hand, creates a slow-burning fire that generates more heat. This type of closed blazing system can produce efficiencies of 65%. If you are worried about your environmental footprint, you can enjoy an insert in a certified wood fireplace EPA can reduce virtually zero wood emissions.
If you go with a fireplace insert, you will select from five different types:
- Natural gas
- EPA-certified wood
There is a huge selection of styles and designs to choose from when it comes to fireplace inserts. With the help of our fireplace insert experts, you will be able to confidently determine which type of fireplace insert is right for you. Fireplace inserts come in many sizes, but what determines the size you need is the opening of your existing fireplace. Our fully trained CSIA installers help you, to make sure you get the right size. opening width, opening depth, back width, and depth of hearth or area in front of the fireplace.
There are several features that you can choose to include in your selection of a fireplace insert. fans that distribute heat throughout the room can be included. Thermostatic inserts are also available; these use remote controls to adjust the focus. You can choose a style of fireplace insert that highlights the room in which it is installed. No matter what type of fuel you will be using with your insert, there are many beautiful styles to choose from.
The Hearth, Patio, and Barbecue Association (HPBA), and other industry leaders recommend that only certified professional installers install fireplace inserts. The professional will be able to properly assess the construction of the house, ensure that you have all the necessary building permits, and install the insert in a way that meets all state code requirements. and local. Perhaps more importantly, a professional will examine the ventilation system and the liner of the chimney and No. 41; in place to make sure it is appropriate for the new device.
They will also use approved insulation materials and skillfully install them so that the fireplace insert is as tight as possible; this will make it easier to control the fire and increase the level of heat output. The last step in the installation will be to properly adjust the appearance of the flame in a gas fireplace insert. Of course, you will want to get your own insert. fireplace. and your fireplace is cleaned and inspected annually by a professional chimney sweep, just like your regular fireplace. There is a huge selection of styles, finishes, and doors to choose from and we’ll help you choose the right insert for your home.
If you plan to install a fireplace insert, contact us for a quote. We offer several major brands such as Vermont Castings, Napoleon, Hudson River, Enviro, and others. We also have technicians to professionally install your insert. All our technicians are fully trained and certified by the CSIA.