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Homeowners Love Fireplace Inserts For Heating Their Homes

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, October 31, 2018

The Fireplace Shop and Grill Center at West Sport in Sudbury, MAKeep your home warm when it is cold outside.

In many houses, the problem is your traditional open-masonry fireplaces. They are not very efficient. While they burn, open fireplaces can send as much as 300 cubic feet of heated indoor air up the chimney and outside. That’s 18,000 cubic feet of heated air lost per hour.

As the warm air leaves, cold air from windows, doors and other areas is drawn to the fireplace. This cools the house and forces the furnace to work harder to heat your entire home.

Fortunately, you can enjoy a fire, and your fireplace, without high heating bills and a drafty home.

An Upgrade

Fireplace inserts fit directly into the opening of existing masonry-built fireplaces and offer efficient heating, style and money-savings. Fireplace inserts come in numerous designs and fuel types.

When evaluating gas fireplace inserts, look at Direct Vent technology. Gas inserts have sealed fireboxes and venting that sends 100% of exhaust outside for clean, safe indoor air quality.

One wood burning fireplace inserts blend clean, eco-friendly heating with beautiful styling. A robust BTU heating capacity can heat up to 2000 square feet and burn for 8, 10 or 12 hours, depending on the insert you buy. Best of all, they heat your home during power outages.

Homeowners are seeking more and more ways to increase their home value. Inserts can lower heating costs and revive interior designs.

Many wood burning fireplace inserts are EPA certified. These appliances save money and meet stringent environmental standards. Pellet stove inserts are also known for extremely clean and efficient operation.

For more information on fireplace inserts, contact The Fireplace Shop and Grill Center at West Sport in Sudbury. And right now, both gas and wood inserts are on sale!

Tips On Buying A Gas Fireplace or Insert

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, October 24, 2018

The Fireplace Shop and Grill Center at West Sport in SudburyFor some gas fireplaces have increasingly become a favored choice over traditional fireplaces. They are easy to turn on with the flip of a switch, making them far more convenient to use than wood burning fireplaces. Many gas fireplaces and gas inserts are also available with remote controls and wall thermostats. Gas fireplaces do not require purchase fire wood or the labor associated with wood burning fires. Avoiding wood piles means avoiding the risk of pests that accompany all wood storage areas. In multiple ways, gas fireplaces and inserts are simply a cleaner option.

Gas fireplaces and inserts are clean burning, energy efficient, and save money over time. The Fireplace Shop and Grill Center at West Sport offers many models, sizes and styles to all their customers. There are both direct vent and vent free gas fireplaces available. Direct vent fireplaces use zero-clearance technology, meaning they don't need chimneys or foundations. A direct vent allows all of the combustion gases and moisture to leave your home without the build up in chimneys. Venting is usually through a wall or roof, allowing for more flexibility than with a chimney. They are also easier to install than units with a chimney and give you greater placement options. 

A gas fireplace can be installed anywhere that a gas line is available, both in the middle of a room and along an outside wall. So you can have that traditional fireplace look along the wall, or try for a new sleek modern look in the middle of the room. One last great perk about a gas fireplace is that they are easily maintained. All you need to do is have an annual inspection of the burner, fan, venting, pilot light and thermostat.

Gas fireplaces are not for everyone. The beauty and reward of traditional fireplaces and natural flame is undeniable. So of course, it always comes down to personal preference. Whatever your preference is, contact The Fireplace Shop and Grill Center at West Sport in Sudbury for quality and valued solutions that will last a lifetime.

Another Reason to Buy a Wood Burning Fireplace Insert

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, October 17, 2018

The Fireplace Shop and Grill Center at West Sport in SudburyThere is another reason why now is the perfect time to consider your home heating for this winter. If you have been paying too much to heat your home during the winter months, wood burning inserts make your home heating much more efficient and attractive.

Rather than replace an entire heating system, which can be costly, you can heat the rooms in your home that tend to be “drafty” and cold by adding a wood burning fireplace insert.

Wood fireplace inserts are an easy, beautiful, inexpensive way to heat those cold rooms in your home. Wood burning inserts for fireplaces perform dependably and beautifully year after year, giving you the energy efficiency you need to heat your home.

Wood inserts also burn cleaner are not subject to fluctuating fuel prices throughout the season. They also range from traditional styling to elegant to modern with lots of glass for easy viewing. Wood inserts are also a beautiful investment for your home.

For more information, contact The Fireplace Shop and Grill Center at West Sport in Sudbury. Right now, wood fireplace inserts are on sale.

Fireplace Inserts Are a Better Way to Heat

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, October 10, 2018

The Fireplace Shop and Grill Center at West Sport in SudburyCold weather is on the way. Many people pay too much to heat their homes. For better more efficient heat, many don’t want to replace their heating systems, but they don’t have to. Fireplace inserts make heating your home more efficient and cost effective. When used in open hearth fireplaces, fireplace inserts stop the warm air from leaving your home through the chimney. In fact, when fires are burned in open hearths, the warm air going up the chimney creates a vacuum or draft, which pulls the warm air from within your home up the chimney.

Wood burning fireplace inserts produce more efficient heat. Actually, they burn fuel very efficiently and can be rated to heat entire homes or to heat rooms that have a hard time warming up with the central heating system. Fireplace inserts force heat back into your home and gas fireplace inserts can be set on a thermostat.

For more attractive and efficient heat, contact The Fireplace Shop and Grill Center at West Sport in Sudbury. Right now, both gas and wood fireplace inserts are on sale.

Inserts for Fireplaces for More Efficient and Attractive Home Heating

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, October 04, 2018
The Fireplace Shop and Grill Center at West Sport in Sudbury, MA

The first day of Fall has come and gone, it is getting cold. If you had been thinking about adding a fireplace insert to your masonry fireplace in order to improve your home heating and the beauty of your living space, this is a good time to do it. It seems like each year winter gets a few weeks longer. Fireplace inserts can help you heat your home more efficiently, attractively, and effectively for less.

Fireplace inserts can make your home heating more efficient, more environmentally friendly, and put more heat into your living area. Wood burning fireplace inserts transform your ineffective masonry fireplace into an efficient heat source and provide heat to your home even when there is no power. All fireplace inserts are especially designed for your existing fireplace.

We always talk about the increased efficiency of a wood burning inserts for fireplaces. This is because an insert burns wood better and cleaner giving you more heat from each log than an open fireplace. They also allow less warm air to escape through the chimney, letting more heat into your living space.

For more information on wood burning fireplace inserts, contact The Fireplace Shop and Grill Center at West Sport in Sudbury. Right now, both gas and wood fireplace inserts are on sale.