Whether you are looking for a Bargain Fireplace Insert, a top-of-the-line insert or something in between, A Fire’s Place can help. You’ll find a great selection of Wood Burning, Gas, Pellet and Electric Fireplace Inserts that offer great value and huge benefits.
Nothing compares to the soothing crackle of a fire burning on a cold day. But when that crackle comes with a major safety hazard or expense, it’s easy to give up on the winter wonderland fantasy. Many fireplaces lose a significant amount of heat up the chimney while the fire is burning. In fact, when temperatures are cold, many fireplaces actually exhaust more heat from the house, than what they contribute to it!
But don’t worry! There is a simple solution. A fireplace insert can slide right into the firebox of an existing fireplace. An insert will create a highly efficient and cost effective solution to burning wood in a traditional masonry or zero clearance fireplace. A fireplace insert is an engineered firebox surrounded by steel or cast iron panels and a gasketed piece of ceramic glass on the door. A blower fan moves air through a convective air chamber designed into the insert and then pushes this hot air back into the room through vents on the front. A properly installed discount fireplace insert will be a much more efficient zone heater than any open wood burning fireplace.
What type of insert should I get?
There are as many different types of fireplaces inserts as there are sources of fuel. The most common fireplace inserts are fueled by wood, gas, pellets or electricity.
Convienience is the name of the game with electric and gas fireplace inserts. With wood, the fuel must be collected, split, stacked and stored to dry for several months. A fire must be built and maintained. Routine maintenance is required for burning pellets or wood. This can be a lot of work, especially if you rely on your insert as a heat source. In comparison, with a gas or electric insert, all you have to do is press a button or adjust a remote remote control to start the fire and begin heating your room. When considering the “convenience factor”, gas and electric are the clear winners. There are lots of other considerations to keep in mind with each different type of fireplace insert.