Did you know that you can transform your existing wood burning fireplace into an efficient room heating system by adding an insert? Adding an insert is a smart investment that is pure win-win. It will simultaneously keep you warm and slash your heating bills.
An insert installed by a factory-trained professional (to ensure proper venting and best efficiency results) will draft-proof an open fireplace while the unit's shell keeps heat in the room and away from the masonry. This investment pays for itself by slashing those monthly heating bills. Here are the reasons why you should upgrade to a new Gas Fireplace Insert:
1 - Save Money & Increase Efficiency. Purchasing a fireplace insert is not only a long term investment in your home, but it can also result in short-term energy savings as well. A win-win! Fireplace inserts are zone heaters, meaning that they heat specific areas of your home. These areas are typically where people are spending the majority of their time – living rooms, bedrooms, and other common areas. Zone heating allows you to turn down the furnace, which heats your entire home, and focus the heat into the areas of the home where you are spending the majority of your time. The fireplaces produce radiant heat warming up everything in the path of the fire to aid in raising the ambient temperature and can be combined with a blower to more effectively heat more of your home.
In addition, open fireplaces are responsible for a significant amount of heat loss. Even with the damper closed, warm air can escape your home and cold air can enter. This means you need to continually heat more cold air just to maintain the temperature. A fireplace insert will seal your home and significantly reduce the amount of heat lost. The fireplace inserts helps preserve the temperature in the room when not in use and it generate warmth and comfort while in use, translating to cost savings without sending you scrambling for a sweater.
2 – Experience New Levels of Convenience. One of the best things about owning a gas fireplace insert is the convenience it gives you. You can turn your fire on with the flick of a switch or the press of a button. No more buying, storing, chopping, and hauling wood logs around! The gas fireplace inserts in Seekonk, MA can be set to maintain a certain temperature in a room during a specific period of time, or can be programmed to be turned on/off at a specific time. This gives you the ability to walk into a warm home right after work without needing to have the fireplace or furnace running all day.
Most importantly your remote acts as a portable thermostat. If you have set the fire to a specific temperature it will maintain the temperature based on where you and the remote are sitting. If you move across the room, the fireplace will adjust to ensure the ambient temperature of wherever you are located matches the preset. No more getting up to adjust the thermostat if you are too cold or too hot. Simply set it and forget it!
3 – Go Green: Help Reduce Emissions. Many municipalities are banning older wood fires or traditional masonry chimneys due to their negative environmental impact, and are favoring cleaner models with fewer emissions. Natural gas is one of the cleanest burning fossil fuels. A clean burn means there is little to no particulates and very limited emissions. This is why many local governments support changing from older wood burning fireplaces to a gas insert. Help to protect our environment by installing an environmentally friendly gas fireplace insert.
4 – Fireplaces that Work, Even When the Power Does Not. If you lose power your gas insert will continue to turn on and produce radiant heat. If a winter storm knocks out power there is no need to worry, you still be nice and warm, even if you are in the dark. All gas fireplaces work safely without electricity. A gas fireplace insert will be able to provide radiant heat keeping you and your home warm, no matter the weather conditions.
5 – Transform the Room. Adding a fireplace insert to your home can dramatically transform the visual look of a room without needing to do a major renovation. The fireplace is the focal point of most rooms. By adding a gas fireplace insert you can experience the warmth and comfort of a fire on a regular basis with the convenience of gas. Designed to fit within your existing masonry, a gas fireplace insert can update your room design without needing to complete full scale renovations.
The high-quality fireplace inserts come in a multitude of customizable design options, from traditional to contemporary, and we offer a wide range of fireplace accessories to help your new fireplace insert blend well with your existing decor. This allows you to get the perfect fireplace insert that creates a lifetime of memories and add new levels of warmth and comfort that best suits your home and your style.
To learn more about Gas Fireplace Inserts, contact The Fireplace Showcase.