Wood Burning Fireplace Inserts Can Save You Money
Wood burning fireplace inserts are a logical makeover solution for older, functioning fireplaces. Updating your fireplace with a high efficiency insert offers a host of benefits, turning your old, inefficient wood burner into a far more capable heat source to ensure a comfortable home – and money in your pocket.
Offering far more than maximum heating capacity and efficiency-related savings, fireplace inserts allow you to utilize your existing hearth and chimney, maintaining that cozy hearth look with minimal upgrades and investments. Transforming your existing fireplace into a super-efficient heater and slashing your energy bills up to 40%, inserts slide into most existing traditional masonry and metal fireplaces. Ceramic glass doors encase real burning logs, radiating heat throughout the room. The enclosed design increases wood burning efficiency, helping you extract the most heat for the least cost. Taking advantage of this convective heat with a blower allows for improved heat circulation and distribution, blowing heat to the furthest corners of your room to ensure no heat is wasted. Burning three to five hours before requiring a reload (with inserts designed to heat up to 1,500 square feet), 8 to 10 hours with larger designs (1,500-3,000 square foot areas), wood inserts offer labor and time savings as well, with the added advantage of availability even in power outages.
In addition to taking advantage of all the benefits the fireplace insert itself has to offer, you can also achieve additional savings, preserving the comfort and the efficiency of your fireplace by checking your home for air leaks that can result in heat loss. All it takes is a little caulk and weather stripping to address gaps around windows and doors to ensure a warmer home and lower heating bills this winter season. Drafts are typically easily felt in Colorado’s frigid winter climate, but can be verified with the help of a lighter. Simply hold it along windows, door frames, and around outlets and plumbing fixtures – a flickering flame denotes a leak. Practicing zone heating is also another great way to achieve warmth and savings. According to the Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association, you can reduce your heating bill a whopping 20-40% by simply turning down your furnace and heating only the rooms or “zones” you spend time in.
Preserve warmth and comfort with a wood burning fireplace insert this winter season and beat the winter heating budget blues. Contact Fireplace Warehouse ETC today.