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Efficient Wood-Burning Inserts


Masonry wood-burning fireplaces can be beautiful, but they aren’t always the most efficient option. If your fireplace was poorly designed and turned out to be an inefficient energy and heat waster, or if your fireplace is no longer safe for use, you may want to consider having a wood-burning insert installed.

Wood-burning inserts are designed to fit within the existing masonry fireplace and can work in conjunction with the existing chimney or a prefabricated chimney system. If you’re leaning towards a wood-burning insert and are planning on venting it through your existing chimney system, it is important that you first consult a professional. A professional chimney sweep will be able to provide a thorough inspection and evaluation of your current chimney, and advise you on any changes that need to be made in order for the insert and chimney to efficiently and safely work together.

Some Of The Benefits Of Choosing A Wood-Burning Insert:

  • Low and Consistent Fuel Costs – It seems that the price of just about everything is subject to drastic change from day to day. This can be especially frustrating when it comes to heating your home, and may leave you feeling like you’re literally burning up money. But wood is a renewable resource and can be purchased in varying quantities at low, consistent prices, year-round.
  • Aesthetic Options – Wood inserts come in a variety of styles and sizes, and come with a variety of options. Some inserts even have cook-top options so that you can warm up that apple pie without leaving your cozy seat.
  • Higher Efficiency – Installing a wood-burning insert can be a wonderful way to increase the efficiency of your existing fireplace and chimney system without paying for an expensive rebuild or restoration project. Because inserts actually enclose the fire and contain the heat, much less heat leaves through the chimney and much more heat redirects back into your home.
  • Independence (in regards to utilities) – Wood-burning inserts don’t typically rely on utilities in order to function safely and efficiently. This can be a real selling point for homeowners that live in areas prone to power outages or large, strong storms. Inserts with cook-top options can be especially beneficial to homeowners in these types of locations.
  • High-Heat Output – As a fuel, wood is a great heat producer and is completely capable of providing warmth to the entire room in which it is installed.

If you’re interested in having a wood-burning insert installed in your home, give Bulldog Chimney Sweeps a call! We install Regency and Vermont Castings fireplace products which are some of the finest in the industry. Click here to schedule your appointment now!


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