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Wood Burning Fireplace Inserts Have Many Advantages - Sudbury, Boston, MA

Friday, September 09, 2016

If you are considering a fireplace insert for your home, there are lots of advantages and benefits to consider including beauty, efficiency, cleaner burning, and a warmer home while spending less on heating.

A fireplace insert is a steel firebox that fits into your existing open fireplace. Air from inside your home is drawn into it, warmed from the fire, and then blown back into your home. This radiant heat is one of the advantages of a wood insert. Open fireplaces lose hot air up the chimney, fireplace inserts improve the efficiency of an open fireplace by putting more heat into your home.

Fireplace inserts are much more energy efficient, which means they improve the efficiency of your whole home. Fires make more heat, so your thermostat stays low. They burn efficiently, so they make less smoke than an open fireplace too.

Fireplace inserts also have an advantage over an open fireplace in regards to air quality as well. Because it is enclosed, less particles are put into the air. They burn hotter than an open fireplace, which means they get more heat out of every piece of firewood. So not only they do they “burn cleaner,” this also means you will save money on heat. But, even though they are enclosed, they are designed with large glass doors for a full view of the fire.

But besides all of these practical advantages, they are more attractive as well. Fireplace inserts often offer design options so that there is a style to match your home décor. Surrounds can be blended with your living space to ad to your home's personality and comfort.

For more information, contact West Sport in Sudbury.