A fireplace insert is a chamber made from non-combusting material installed into already existing, masonry fireplaces or are part of modern, factory-made fireplaces. Installing gas fireplace inserts into classic, large, wood-burning fireplaces is one of the most-efficient ways not only to have heat uniformly distributed throughout the room heated by the fireplace, but to reduce energy bills as well – here is why and how:
- More efficiency – fireplace inserts being closed systems, they improve the efficiency of the combustion process by preventing heat from escaping through the chimney;
- Tightly-fitting glass doors or covers – these components are there not only to let everyone in the room enjoy the cosy, romantic sight of the flames in the fireplace, but also to further improve the efficiency of the heating process and to prevent warm air from escaping through the chimney when the fireplace is not in use;
- More options when it comes to your fuel – while most conventional fireplaces use wood, fireplace inserts are available for being used with wood as well as with natural gas. Burning gas being a cheaper and more efficient heating solution, getting a gas-operated fireplace insert is among the most efficient ways to reduce energy costs, in some cases by as much as 40-60%.