Wood Burning Insert Installations & Repairs
Few things are as beautiful or comforting as the sight and feel of burning a few logs in a fireplace, listening to the wood crackle, feeling the heat on your face, and watching the flames and sparks dance. However, an open fireplace is not actually that effective at providing real heat for your home. In order to turn that comforting wood fire into something that actually heats efficiently, consider installing a wood fireplace insert. There is no reason you cannot enjoy the hominess of a wood fire while also providing plenty of extra heat for your home.
A traditional masonry fireplace is only able to provide a heat efficiency of 5%-10%. By installing a wood fireplace insert, you could increase that efficiency by over 70%. This will allow you to heat a greater square footage of your home, saving you money on your heating bills.
Wood Burning Insert Install
Wood fireplace inserts are installed in the opening of a traditional fireplace, either a masonry fireplace or a prefabricated fireplace. These appliances are designed to transfer the heat of the fire directly into your home, instead of having the heat just go up the chimney as it would in an open fireplace. This allows you to
heat your home in an energy efficient way, producing about as much heat as a wood stove would.
Not only are wood fireplace inserts incredible pieces of technology, they are also lovely and can add plenty of character to your fireplace. The inserts we install range in a variety of designs to fit into a classic, traditional, rustic, or modern styled home. They come with decorative glass doors and attractive paneling. Whatever your tastes, you can be sure that improving your fireplace for efficiency will not mean sacrificing the beauty of your home.
Modern wood inserts have cutting-edge technology that allow them to heat your home with great efficiency. Many home owners are installing them as a cost-effective and eco-friendly heat source. Typically, these inserts are made of cast iron or steel, and they fit perfectly into any existing fireplace. They also come with a stainless steel pipe that is installed up the chimney to make sure all fumes and combustible byproducts produced from the fire are safely vented.
Consider giving your fireplace a makeover with a brand-new wood fireplace insert. Your space will look fresher, and your wood fire will burn hotter and provide more heat to your home. If you already burn wood in your fireplace, adding an insert will make doing so cut down on your heating cost and allow you to heat your house in a way that is better for the environment. This upgrade to your fireplace is really an upgrade to your entire home.
If you would like a wood burning fireplace insert installed in your home, or if you need a chimney sweep, inspection, or repair, call us at 609-802-5288. Mercer County Chimney Services work on homes all across the county, including cities such as West Windsor NJ, East Windsor NJ, Pennington NJ and Plainsboro NJ.