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Why You Should Buy a Wood Burning Insert

A wood burning fireplace insert can be both an efficient and affordable upgrade to your home. If you currently have a fireplace that needs to be remodeled, a wood burning insert may be a better option. They tend to be more affordable than a fireplace remodel, and an EPA Certified wood insert is much more efficient in terms of heating your home. A wood burning insert allows you to leave less of a carbon footprint on the Earth, while still enjoying a warm home.

 

Benefits of a Wood Burning Insert

Takes Up Less Space

If you are considering adding a wood burning system to your home, you have probably looked at wood stoves. While wood stoves carry an air of romance, their need for a large amount of floor space makes them pretty impractical for most home owners. If this is the case, a wood burning insert may be right for you. A wood burning insert can be placed in your existing chimney for a fraction of what it would cost to remodel the fireplace. Often times, when a CSIA Certified professional installs your insert, the integrity of the existing chimney will be restored.

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Cost Effective

Wood burning inserts cost much less than remodeling fireplaces. You can expect to pay around $3,000 to $4,000 to have a wood burning insert installed in your existing fireplace. You will also save more in maintenance costs. While a wood burning insert still needs a yearly cleaning and inspection performed by a Certified professional, they tend to be cheaper to maintain overall. They also burn wood more efficiently than fireplaces, which means you will use less wood over a similar period of time. Wood burning inserts can heat a space anywhere from 1,000 – 3,000 square feet, so using a wood burning insert instead of your central heating and cooling system will save you in electricity bills in the winter.

Eco-Friendly

Today, consumers tend to be much more concerned about the environment and what they are leaving behind. We all have a responsibility to care for the Earth and using a wood burning insert can help you reduce your carbon footprint. EPA Certified models have a rating between 60-80%, which is much more efficient than a typical fireplace, which is rated between 5-10%. This is because wood burning inserts tend to release less smoke into the air and burn wood in a cleaner manner.

Stylish Designs

Another great thing about wood burning inserts is that they come in a lot of options. From contemporary to modern, there is bound to be a design that suits your home’s aesthetic. With fireplaces, you simply don’t have as wide of a range of options. This freedom to customize the look of your fireplace is another reason why so many people opt for a wood burning insert.

Additional Features

Wood burning inserts have the ability to add special features that you would never get with a fireplace. While these add-ons cost more, they may be worth the investment. Self-cleaning glass is a big draw that many people find worth investing in. If you’ve ever had a fireplace you know how dark and dingy the glass can become. With a self-cleaning wood burning insert, the glass is cleaned automatically. Another great feature is heat distributor fans and thermostat control. These added features are nice to consider when purchasing a wood burning insert, but aren’t necessary to receive all the benefits a wood burning insert offers.

If you are considering adding a wood burning insert to your home, give us a call! We would be happy to help you pick out the right insert for your home. We carry top-of-the-line inserts from Regency and Vermont Castings that are sure to last you a long time. Give us a call today to setup an appointment!

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