As the Fall season quickly approaches, it’s important to make sure your existing fireplace is in proper, working order before it gets too chilly. It is often recommended to have maintenance performed on traditional, wood-burning fireplaces annually, and to have it properly cleaned at minimum once a year. If your family burns more wood than normal, you may even need to clean it more often.
Even though proper maintenance and cleaning can go a long way to keeping your fireplace functioning, that doesn’t mean it is operating efficiently. In fact, most wood-burning fireplaces are highly inefficient. Most of the heat it produces is lost through the chimney or the surrounding materials of the fireplace rather than the room in which it’s lit.
One way to help improve the efficiency of your fireplace? Upgrade to a propane-powered fireplace insert!
The easiest way to describe a fireplace insert is to think of it as a box for your fireplace. The insert itself is typically made of either steel or cast iron and forms a structure for the fireplace to sit in. Once the fire is lit, the steel or cast iron absorbs the heat and helps to prevent it from being lost up the chimney. This in turn improves the efficiency of your unit drastically.
Some fireplace inserts also have blowers as an additional feature. Thanks to these devices, the hot hair created can be diverted back into the room through vents. This helps to further prevent the loss of heat while burning your fireplace.
Not only do fireplace inserts help to conserve heat during the cold winter months, but they also help homeowners save a substantial amount of money! The following are just a few of the cost saving advantages of a fireplace insert:
The benefit of having a fireplace insert for your home is obvious but selecting one that works with your current fireplace is tricky. Let our team of experts help you identify the best complementary insert for your current setup!
From log sets to space heaters to grills and beyond, we carry the top names in propane appliances. Our knowledgeable team is at the ready to answer any questions you may have about the ways you can benefit from propane appliances and how to choose the best option for your home when you’re making a purchase. Please stop by our location on Highway 258 in Snow Hill, North Carolina to see—and learn all about—the latest propane appliances from some of the top brand names like Hearthrite, Buck Stove, Phoenix, Sunstar and more!
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