Wood Burning Inserts for your Fireplace
Few things are as satisfying as cozying up to a fireplace on a cold day. Unfortunately, fireplaces aren’t meant to run unsupervised, and cannot effectively heat your entire house. Luckily, there are ways to turn your fireplace into super efficient heating: wood burning fireplace inserts. These inserts are designed to fit easily into your existing fireplace, allowing you all the coziness of a fireplace with the added function of a woodstove.
Wood burning inserts are superior to fireplaces for efficiency and safety. These closed inserts maintain air flow and heat to allow steady and efficient wood combustion. This means slower burning wood that doesn’t need as frequent tending. Woodstove inserts provide superior safety by sectioning off the woodstove from the rest of the room. This means that sparks and gusts of wind are controlled, allowing your fire to burn peacefully. Due to this, properly used woodstove inserts do not require supervision, allowing you to go about your life while your woodstove keeps your home comfortable.
While it might seem that there are few differences between a fireplace and a woodstove, their efficiency differs drastically. For example, modern woodstoves use special technology to ignite fuel-rich gases before they travel out of your chimney. This increases efficiency, and minimizes emissions. Many also allow for burn adjustment for easy temperature control. They also are built with heat dispersion in mind. Most modern wood burning inserts come equipped with a blower, which helps spread heat throughout your home without the need for an external fan. Some models can even be used in a forced air system to allow heating of adjacent rooms.
Woodstove Insert Design
Exceptional functionality comes with exceptional design. From large viewing windows to carefully crafted exteriors, these fireplace inserts are meant to be beautiful. Many styles, designs and finishes exist, allowing you to choose the perfect style that will beautifully heat your home.
Renovations can be expensive and tiring, but as long as you have a preexisting masonry or metal chimney, woodstove inserts require very little installation. Most installations take a day or less, meaning you can quickly and easily have your fireplace insert heating your home.
There are plenty of additional benefits to owning a wood burning fireplace insert. Depending on the make and model you choose, one insert can heat up to 2,200 square feet of space. Additionally, replacing your fireplace with a woodstove insert saves precious floor space a traditional wood stove would require. The woodstove replacing your fireplace also helps prevent children and pets from burning themselves on an exposed woodstove.
Wood burning inserts are an easy and efficient way to make your fireplace more productive and safer. If you would like to hear more about how a wood burning insert would work for you, contact our design specialists who can discuss your situation and help you decide what would work best for you.