Do you feel like your fireplace barely produces heat no matter how many logs you throw on the fire or how quickly you feed it new ones? If you do, you aren’t alone. Many homeowners give up on the idea of using their fireplace to heat their home because most the fire’s warmth gets lost up the chimney.
If your fireplace is creating more work for you than heat, that means it has low efficiency. Standard masonry fireplaces and old zero-clearance fireplaces can have as low as 5% efficiency. That means 95% of the heat the fire produces goes out the chimney. There is a solution to this problem.
A fireplace insert is a prefabricated firebox that is installed in the mouth of an existing fireplace. It is specifically designed to generate more heat and push it into your home. It is able to do this because it has a closed combustion system that helps wood to burn hotter and more completely. Most models also have fans that blow the heated air into your home before it can escape up the chimney.
You can lower your energy costs and effectively heat your home with a fireplace by investing in a fireplace insert.
Three ways a fireplace insert can cut your energy costs:
Even when there isn’t a fire burning in the hearth, having a fireplace insert can lower your energy costs. The sealed glass doors on the insert prevent air conditioned or heated air from escaping outside. They also prevent hot gusts of air or bitterly cold breezes from coming down the chimney. No matter what the season, you can save money on heating and cooling by having a fireplace insert.
You can reduce your reliance on your furnace during the winter when you use your fireplace insert. High efficiency models can heat up a large room or even an entire floor depending on the one you choose. This means that you can turn down your furnace and rely on your fireplace insert to keep the space you spend the most time in comfortable.
The high efficiency of fireplace inserts creates a long burning fire. You won’t have to make as many trips out to the wood pile or stock up as much wood to get through the winter when you have a fireplace insert.
Don’t settle for a drafty fireplace that can’t heat your home! Upgrade your fireplace with a fireplace insert!
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If you live within 20 miles of Marion County, there’s no need to call any other chimney provider! The team here at Chimney Solutions Indiana will be in our marked trucks and clean uniforms and at your door on time! We travel to Zionsville, Carmel, Fishers, Brownsburg, Westfield, Geist, Eagle Creek, Noblesville and all throughout the Indianapolis, IN area.
We believe that education and ongoing training is important, which is why we continuously invest in ourselves and our team to deliver better service to you. We’re Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) – certified and members of the National Chimney Sweep Guild (NCSG), so whenever advancements are made within the industry, we’re among the first to know about it. When you work with Chimney Solutions, you can expect the latest information and the most advanced services and techniques. We strive to exceed expectations on every job from a routine chimney sweep and chimney cleaning to a full chimney restoration.
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