Growing environmental awareness has impacted many fields, and fireplaces are among them. In particular, fireplace inserts have become not only a way to add style and aesthetics to your fireplace, but a great way to decrease your footprint.
At Comfort Solutions, we have a wide stock of various fireplace insert products. Let’s look at some of the benefits of these inserts, from their environmental positives to other cost-related areas.
Modern fireplace inserts are much more efficient than older fireplaces, which tend to have efficiency ratings hovering in the 5 to 10 percent range – very low. Open hearths cause heated room air to pull into the fire, which results in a fire that quickly burns heat and wastes energy.
Fireplace inserts, on the other hand, have a sealed, airtight system that allows more heat to be generated without any waste. Fireplace inserts can reach up to 80 percent efficiency, so nearly 10 times as efficient as many older systems.
Due partially to what we just discussed, a fireplace insert can save you tons on your energy bill. It will use less gas, oil or electricity, and closed airtight doors will prevent heated air from escaping during hours when it’s not in use.
EPA-certified fireplace inserts can reduce wood-burning emissions to practically zero. This means you’ll be leaving a far smaller footprint than you would with a traditional fireplace.
Another key reason many homeowners have fireplace inserts installed is to save money on remodeling costs. A fireplace insert brings a whole new look without the traditional costs of a full remodel in a given room. Fireplace inserts are aesthetically pleasing and stylish, and give a room a very appealing focal point.