Fireplace Inserts Improve Fuel Efficiency
Fireplace inserts are made of cast iron or steel and used in existing open fireplaces with a chimney system. They are known to improve fuel efficiency and heat output over a traditional masonry fireplace by capturing the energy and heating a larger surface.
As efficiency has improved, so has the stylish look of the modern day insert. If you haven’t looked at one lately, you might want to consider one if you are looking for a change. Inserts come in many fuel types: natural gas, propane, EPA-certified wood, pellet and coal. This will give you some options if you are ready to change the fuel type to your existing fireplace.
Today, manufacturers have a lot of add-ons and features that range from fans and thermostatic controls. These enhance the experience of the units, so you want to make sure the one you purchase has the add-ons you want. Most everything else like “air wash” doors come standard to most types of inserts.
Free Standing Stove Installation
Installing a stove is no different from any other type of fireplace or insert installation: you will need to get a qualified chimney and fireplace expert to do it for you. There are codes and standards that apply to different units, styles and fuel sources. If you don’t know these, you can easily make a mistake that could cost you money down the line, and if a big mistake, damage to your home or family. Even if you don’t have an existing stove, you can install one in most any room that you want some added extra heat.
The goal at Mr. Smokestack Chimney Service is your family’s safety first. That’s why we highly encourage you to call us and let us do the “heavy lifting” for you. You can relax in knowing we are taking care of the installation and any permits or codes that need to be met.
That’s our promise to you. Call today.