Although you love your old wood-burning masonry fireplace, you realize that it needs to be updated before this winter because of its low energy efficiency and it’s poor heating performance. Over the past several winter seasons, your utility bills have increased each year because you have had to use your HVAC unit more often to compensate for your traditional fireplace. However, you just have not been ready to make the switch to a gas-fueled fireplace because the sensory experience of burning wood is one of your favorite things about your masonry fireplace. Fortunately, you can update your fireplace and still enjoy the scents and sights of a wood fire. Champs Chimney Service can show you our selection of wood stove fireplace inserts that can increase your home’s energy efficiency and lower your heating costs. Once you have found the best model for your home, our experienced technicians can properly install your new insert so that it will work at its highest levels of efficiency and safety. We would like to tell you more about wood stove fireplace inserts and their benefits.
A popular way to convert old masonry fireplaces into clean-burning, energy efficient heating sources, a fireplace insert is basically a wood stove that has been made to fit into the opening of a fireplace. According to the Wood Heat Organization, the reason why inserts are so much more efficient is because of the steel shell that surrounds the firebox of the insert. This outer shell keeps the majority of the heat from the fire inside your home instead of disappearing out of the chimney as it does when you light a fire in your masonry fireplace.
For people who love the sensory experience they get whenever they sit around a wood fire but wish that their masonry fireplace provided more heat, an insert allows them to increase the heating efficiency and decrease their utility bills without sacrificing the scents, sights, and sounds of burning wood. Most models of wood stove inserts have been manufactured with new technologies that greatly improve the way wood burns in a fireplace. You will get longer lasting and warmer fires from using less firewood, which means an insert burns wood without producing a lot of creosote or emissions. At Champs Chimney Service, you will find wood inserts that have been certified and approved by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as clean-burning fireplace appliances with high energy efficiency ratings.
When you update your old fireplace with a new wood stove insert, it is important, for both safety and efficiency reasons, to have this home improvement project done professionally by a trusted and experienced chimney technician. For the past 17 years, Champs Chimney Service has been known as the best provider of professional chimney maintenance, repair, and installation services in the Albany area. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you convert your masonry fireplace into an energy efficient heat provider with our wood stove fireplace insert sales and installation services.