You may be wondering how an insert can save you money compared to a fireplace. Well, there are a few reasons. But the number one reason is that our standard of “comfort” has shifted over the years. What used to be considered comfortable and warm, is now a bit chilly for many. What does this mean? We turn up our thermostat to match our expectations of “comfortable.”
Masonry chimneys constructed with mortar and stone, or brick are solid construction. However, the draft that they may let in could lead to a chillier home. Even more, only about 10% of the heat produced from a fire radiates into your home’s living space. And the draft that lets cool air in could actually lead to your home’s heating system working harder.
Luckily, there are several insert options to consider if you’re interested in saving money on your heating bill. Inserts help with several things, but they add a vent to an existing chimney to pipe out combustion by-products such as ash, smoke, and creosote particles.
There are two main reasons:
The insert can help to heat your home better than without one. It radiates more heat than a traditional fireplace. But it also has fans that blow the warm air produced from the fire into your main living area, rather than straight up and outside.
Because of this, you can heat a decent area of your home or a zone. Some even have the functionality to control heat output with a remote-controlled thermostat. Lastly, the insert allows for improved efficiency and can save you money on wood needed to heat your home (or zone).
Of course, with a better source of heat in your fireplace, the fewer alternative sources you’ll need.
Additionally, in the summer, the cool air you produce in your home will be less apt to escape the house through your fireplace due to the insulation. And it removes the draft concern during a fire.
Between these two reasons, you’ll be reaping the benefits of a fireplace insert. There are many different types of inserts that can provide similar benefits. If you’re interested in this solution, call your local, trusted professionals for more information.
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