Fireplace inserts are units designed to increase the efficiency of a fireplace. They are made from a fireproof box surrounded by cast iron or steel that aids in trapping heat. The inserts are inserted in a masonry fireplace where they improve the look of the fireplace in addition to its efficiency. There are many types of inserts such as gas fireplace inserts, wood stove inserts and many others that you can go for.
Why you should install fireplace inserts
There are many reasons why you should install the units in your home. These reasons include:
Increase in fireplace efficiency: I have mentioned this benefit above. In fact, this is the main reason why many homeowners install the inserts in their homes. According to chimney experts, the inserts can increase the efficiency of your fireplace to up to 80%. This is because they come with sealed, air tight door systems that reduce heat loss.
Environmentally friendly: With the high pollution, almost everyone is trying to reduce air pollution. Fireplace inserts have the ability to reduce emissions to zero. Some of the wood burning inserts run on wood pellets that are renewable and sustainable. Since the inserts greatly reduce the emissions and also use pellets, they greatly reduce the carbon footprint thus conserve the environment.
They save you money: Since they operate more efficiently, the inserts save you money that you would have spent warming your house. As mentioned above, some homeowners install the inserts when they are looking to improve the look of their fireplace. Renovating or reconstructing a fireplace is expensive. The fireplace inserts serve as a cheaper option of improving your fireplace. The cool thing is that the inserts come in different designs and all you need to do is choose the one that complements your fireplace and home décor.
Guide to having a great experience with your fireplace inserts
To have a great experience with the inserts you should ensure that the units are installed by a professional chimney company. The company will help you choose a design that complements your home and also looks good on your fireplace. Most of the inserts come with self-cleaning glass doors that have the ability of even burning accumulated creosote thus eliminating your need to undertake chimney cleaning. You should properly take care of the door to ensure that it’s always in top working condition. This calls for you to protect the glass from breaking. When you notice a problem with your inserts you should immediately hire a professional and have the problem checked.