• Upgrade with a Fireplace Insert
    If you’ve heard rumblings about the significant inefficiencies of open-burning wood fireplaces, listen up. They are true. And if you have this type of fireplace, upgrading with an insert is relatively inexpensive, resulting in a beautiful heat producing asset for your home.

    According to the U.S. Department of Energy, open-burning wood fireplaces can exhaust 24,000 cubic feet of warm air per hour outside, which in turn draws in cold air in through your home’s doors and windows. They are only considered to be -15 to +15 percent efficient – translated, that’s extremely inefficient!

    The good news is… you don’t have to sacrifice the beauty of your existing fireplace to make it more efficient with a fireplace insert. And this is the best time of year to make the improvement, before winter arrives.

    As the name suggests, an insert fits directly into your existing fireplace, greatly enhancing its performance and beauty. Inserts are available in multiple designs and fuel types:

    Gas Inserts

    They burn natural gas or liquid propane, offering the greatest level of convenience. Starting with a switch or remote control, it’s effortless and there’s no ash to clean up. Great zone heaters, gas inserts can pay for themselves in a matter of a few years! Direct vent gas fireplace inserts are the most efficient with sealed combustion systems that expel 100% of exhaust outside the home, keeping indoor air safe and clean. Technologies like IntelliFire™ and FireBrick™ significantly boost efficiencies and heat output.

    Installation

    The cost of adding an insert, including installation, can be as low as $2,900 for gas and wood-burning units, and $3,200 for pellet-burning inserts (actual costs vary by area of the country and model chosen). For safe and reliable installation, we recommend professional installers certified by the National Fireplace Institute®.

    You don’t have to live with an inefficient, energy-sucking fireplace. Upgrade it with an insert – your home will heat more efficiently and it will look fabulous! See the options here.
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