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Adding a Fireplace Insert to Your Home

Tuesday, February 02, 2021
The Fireplace Shop and Grill Center at West Sport in Sudbury

Adding a fireplace insert is a smart investment that's pure win-win—it'll keep you warm and slash your heating bills all at once.

According to the National Association of Home Builders, fireplaces rank among the top three features desired by new homebuyers. Unfortunately, fireplaces are also major air gaps—they can send up to 8% of valuable furnace-heated air flying out the chimney, making them really fun to look at but inefficient as heating sources. Here's the good news: You can transform your open hearth into an efficient room heater by adding an insert.

What Is the Purpose of a Fireplace Insert?

An insert, installed by a factory-trained professional (to ensure proper venting and best efficiency results), will draft-proof an open fireplace while the unit's shell keeps heat in the room and away from the masonry.

How Much Does It Cost for a Fireplace Insert?

The cost can be anywhere from $2,000 to $4,000 (pro install included), depending on the state of your existing chimney (does it need relining?) and the model you select. But this investment pays for itself by slashing those monthly heating bills. Ready to start shopping? Contact The Fireplace Shop and Grill Center at West Sport in Sudbury. Right now, you can receive a free chimney liner system with any insert.

Source: thisoldhouse.com