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Get the Most from Your Fireplace Insert

Having a fireplace in your home has many advantages. It offers a very cost efficient way of heating your home, and it is also an aesthetical unit that will definitely increase the overall value of your home. Fireplace inserts are used to transform an existing non-efficient fireplace into an efficient, heat producing heater. A gas insert is a better option compared to wood-burning fireplace, because gas fireplace inserts are cleaner, safer, easier and good looking. Gas fireplace inserts, are inserted inside an existing fireplace, and this is how an insert is converted into a gas fireplace insert.

Gas inserts come with a thermostat or a remote control. The price for gas inserts ranges from a couple of hundred dollars, to several thousands dollars. Inserts are available in a wide variety of styles, including traditional masonry and more contemporary looks. The inserts fit easily into your existing heat-loosing fireplace to turn it into an efficient heat source. There are wood and gas fireplace inserts available.

There are vent-free inserts that do not require a chimney. Fireplaces with inserts are much easier to clean than the others, because the floors of the inserts are flat so people can easily clean up any ashes or dust. The gas inserts are inserted inside an already existing fireplace, to convert it into a gas-burning fireplace. Gas fireplace inserts are more energy efficient than wood burning ones, because the heat loss is less.

The gas fireplace inserts produce cleaner flames, leading to air pollution. Another advantage related to the use of gas fireplace inserts is that you. Nowadays, gas fireplace inserts look just like the traditional fireplace inserts, the gas tube is mounted on the other side of the wall, so no one can see it and you can easily take it and reload it. There are wood stoves that will also increase the heating efficiency of the fireplace, because those fireplace inserts spread more heat to a wider area and keep heat from escaping through the masonry of the fireplace. Such wood stove fireplace inserts are cleaner and easier to manage than open fireplaces. Most of the wood stove inserts have electric fans that blow the warm air into the surrounding room, to raise the efficiency even further.

Most of the inserts are equipped with a real wood mantle, with a surrounding frame where tiles can be placed. The gas fireplaces are available in two options-as inserts, or as free-standing units. Wood burning fireplace inserts are the classic choice. Those fireplace inserts provide unique design, that allows flush mount or hearth mount installation in either masonry or factory built fireplaces. The wood burning fireplace inserts transform small amounts of wood into large amounts of cozy heat.

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