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Gas Fireplace Inserts are Attractive, Efficient, and Easy-to-Use

Joseph Coupal - Friday, September 29, 2017

The Fireplace Shop and Grill Center at West Sport in Sudbury, MAA gas insert is an easy, convenient way to heat your home and to make a traditional open fireplace more attractive. Gas fireplace inserts are a firebox that’s surrounded by steel or cast iron with an insulated glass window for viewing. This sealed box prevents the heat from going up the chimney and forces it into your home instead. Many gas inserts have a blower that helps even more to force the heat into your living space. Fireplace inserts, both wood and gas, are placed directly into your existing open fireplace.

Energy efficiency is one of the biggest benefits of adding a gas insert to your home. Gas Fireplace Inserts average 75% - 80% efficiency and use less gas than gas logs. They can also be thermostat controlled for even heating.

Right now, at West Sport in Sudbury, the Majestic Ruby Gas Fireplace Insert is on sale for $300 off.

Ruby Series Direct Vent Gas Insert

Ruby series gas inserts make relaxing simple. Convert your high-maintenance wood fireplace into a source of warmth and enjoyment.

A quick look:

  • Strikingly realistic split logs and flames
  • Simple start-up and use for continual enjoyment
  • Adjust flame, heat and ambiance
  • Heat with more than 70% efficiency
  • Available in 30” or 35” models
  • Up to 35,000 BTUs

For more information, contact The Fireplace Shop and Grill Center at West Sport in Sudbury, MA.

Wood Burning Fireplace Inserts For Enjoying Cool Fall Evenings

Joseph Coupal - Friday, September 22, 2017

Fireplace Shop and Grill Center at West Sport in Sudbury, MAIf you have a traditional open fireplace at home, make it more efficient, easy-to-use and attractive all while increasing your home value and making your home warmer and more comfortable. When you add a wood burning fireplace insert to your home you can have it just in time to enjoy the cool fall nights. Fireplace inserts allow you to enjoy a hotter fire, which burns longer, and produces more effective heat. In fact, fireplace inserts increase the efficiency of your fireplace and your home all while giving your living space a whole new look and feel. It becomes the focal point in any room. There are plenty of older homes around town with open fireplaces. If you enjoy a wood burning fire, and your home has an older , open, masonry fireplace, a wood burning fireplace insert will be more effective, is much easier to use, is far more attractive, and will reduce your monthly heating bills. And, you can choose one to fit any style décor.

Wood burning fireplace inserts are sealed to create a hotter fire. The heat is forced back into your living space, not up the chimney like in an open fireplace. This makes heating your home easier and more efficient. But fireplace inserts are beautiful too. They offer décor accents and large glass doors to enhance the style of any room. Inserts for fireplaces provide a beautiful focal point and complement any style home.

The Fall is a great time to take a look at fireplace inserts. Installation time is fast and you can enjoy them immediately as the nights get cooler. .

For more information, contact The Fireplace Shop and Grill Center at West Sport in Sudbury, MA.

Make Your Wood Fireplace More Effective and Attractive

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The Fireplace Shop and Grill Center at West Sport in Sudbury, MAA traditional fireplace creates comforting ambiance on a cold winter day, but its warmth is usually more show than substance. Because hot air rises, most of the heat produced by the fire escapes through the chimney. Additionally, the hot air creates an updraft that sucks warm air out of the room. While you can minimize heat loss by adjusting the damper and create more heat by burning the right kind of wood, the best way to turn your fireplace into an efficient room heater is to install glass fireplace doors, or better yet, a fireplace insert.

Make your Wood Fire the Most Efficient:

Burn seasoned firewood. Freshly cut or green wood burns inefficiently and produces large amounts of smoke. Seasoned wood has had an entire year, or season, to dry.

Open the damper as wide as possible to increase the amount of air to the fire. This will improve combustion and increase the amount of heat the fire produces, but it will make the wood burn faster. The damper handle is usually just above the fireplace opening, and you slide it to the right to open it.

Clean your chimney once a year. Creosote builds up inside and restricts air flow. It can also be a fire hazard.

Replace the screen in front of the fireplace with tempered glass fireplace doors, and keep the doors closed while a fire is burning. This will increase the temperature of the chimney and reduce the amount of warm air that the fire sucks from the room. To work properly, the doors should fit tightly enough against the fireplace opening for you to be able to seal the edges with a fiberglass gasket.

Install a fireplace insert. To get one that fits, measure the length and width of your fireplace with a tape measure. For maximum efficiency, install a double-wall unit with a built-in circulating fan. The warm air circulates between the two walls and the fan blows the warmth into the room. You may not need a fan if you are heating a small room.

For more information on fireplace doors or a wood burning fireplace insert, contact The Fireplace Shop and Grill Center at West Sport in Sudbury, MA.

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Why Gas Fireplaces

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, September 06, 2017

The Fireplace Shop and Grill Center at West Sport in Sudbury, MAMajestic fireplaces are safe, reliable and attractive. But, they are also built to be efficient, quality heating appliances, which add value to your home for years. That’s why Majestic has been the fireplace of choice for homes across Massachusetts.

Majestic has been producing wood and gas fireplaces that are known for outstanding durability, superior quality and stunning good looks. Traditional to contemporary. Indoor or outdoor. With a wide range of eye-catching styles, convenient sizes and trending trims, Majestic gas fireplaces are designed be the beautiful heart of your home.

Each Majestic fireplace is engineered for performance, style and lasting reliability.

Why a Fireplace?

Everyone loves a burning fire on cold days and nights. From a design standpoint, the ambiance a fireplace brings to a space is undeniable. With today’s fireplace innovations and technologies, it’s possible to include a fireplace in virtually any room in your home.

Why a Gas Fireplace?

Gas fireplaces offer the most versatility of placement, model variety, and technology. Majestic gas fireplaces will not only add an unforgettable focal point to your home, but ambiance and comfort to the space you’re creating to deliver an experience of royal proportions. Clean-burning and efficient, building and design professionals typically include at least one gas fueled fireplace in new construction homes as well as a second or third fireplace when planning move-up or luxury/custom properties.

Add luxury to your home, contact The Fireplace Shop and Grill Center at West Sport in Sudbury, MA. We now carry Majestic Gas Fireplaces and Inserts.

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The Benefits of Fireplace Doors

Joseph Coupal - Friday, September 01, 2017

The Fireplace Shop and Grill Center at West Sport in Sudbury, MA.If you have a traditional fireplace and chimney, have you considered the benefits of adding glass fireplace doors? Fireplaces are the focal point of any room for good reason, and adding fireplace doors typically adds to their aesthetic beauty. Check out the following five benefits of adding a glass door to your fireplace:

1) Enhanced Safety

Glass doors on a fireplace reduce hazards associated with burning logs in an open hearth. The doors serve as protective barriers that prevent embers and sparks from escaping the fireplace and injuring someone or causing a flammable object to catch fire. Some types of wood are more prone to shoot sparks and embers more than others. No matter what type of firewood you use, however, it is common for logs to shift as the fire begins to die down; and the burning logs can roll out of the fireplace. Glass doors prevent logs from escaping.

In addition to providing safety from physical harm and a dangerous fire, the glass doors can protect your belongings. Stray sparks and logs destroy carpeting and damage all types of flooring, from wood to linoleum and everything in between. Since sparks and cinders can float, any of your home furnishings that are near the fireplace can be better protected with glass doors installed on your fireplace.

If you have pets or small children, the glass doors help to protect them from the fire. However, the glass can get extremely hot. For very small children, it’s best to put up a protective screen in front of the fireplace, to ensure that they don’t touch the doors.

2) Lower Utility Costs

An open hearth fireplace and chimney can make heating and cooling costs skyrocket, since dampers don’t usually provide perfect seals that prevent air from escaping or entering a home. In fact, a fireplace has been compared to a window that’s left open in your house, allowing warm air to escape in winter and cool air to escape in summer. With glass doors, energy efficiency is tremendously improved, since they provide a much better seal.

3) Better Heating Efficiency

A traditional fireplace may be a thing of undeniable charm, but it does a poor job of providing a meaningful amount of heat to a room. Experts say that only about 10% of the firewood’s energy is converted to useful heat, in an open hearth fireplace. Glass doors can double the efficiency rate; some experts estimate that glass doors triple the heat that enters the home. Rather than being blocked or contained in the fireplace, the heat from the fire radiates into the room through the glass doors.

4) Keeps Smoke Out

Glass fireplace doors can reduce or eliminate the effects of sudden downdrafts from the chimney.

5) Style and Beauty

Glass doors for a fireplace come in many colors, styles, and shapes. No matter what type of décor you have, glass doors are available that can be a perfect match.

Another factor to consider is that the dirty ashes and blackened logs in a fireplace can create a messy look. Glass doors conceal a dirty firebox; and when the fireplace is lit, the fire commands the attention. Decorative fireplace glass doors can also help to enhance your room’s décor, with or without a fire behind them.

For more information on Fireplace Doors, contact The Fireplace Shop and Grill Center at West Sport in Sudbury, MA.