January 4, 2013

Benefits of Fireplace Inserts

Many homeowners what to relax in front of a beautiful, crackling fire. While that is romantic and cozy, it is also inefficient. A fireplace insert allows you the undeniable appeal is the traditional crackling of the fire, but it also allows you to save on heating costs. With fireplace inserts, homeowners can now combine warming tradition and a cost-effective way to heat their home.

With wood burning fireplace inserts it takes 20-40% less energy to heat your home compared to before. This is because with the same amount of heat, you spend less on fuel because combustion is managed efficiently with a fireplace insert.

Also having a fireplace insert is convenient because don’t have to tend to it as much as an open fire. For example, a fireplace insert designed to distribute warmth to 1,500 square feet will burn  up to 4 hours before you need to load it with wood again.

Finally, while fireplace inserts of course cost money, experts say they are a worthy investment and will pay for themselves in just a few years.

For more information on wood burning fireplace inserts, contact the Fireplace Showcase.