If you’re living in the Raleigh area of North Carolina, you are likely finished with burning season and thinking of next year. Hopefully if wood is your fuel of choice, you’re already setting some aside to season for the coming winter. If you’re wanting to switch to another fuel, now is a great time to plan it. Consider an insert for your next burn season.
Inserts Come in All Fuels
Most fuel types are available when choosing an insert. At Mr. Smokestack Chimney Service we can install a full range of fuel types, including natural gas, propane, EPA-certified wood, pellet, and even coal inserts. Whether your plan is to convert completely to a different fuel type (like from wood to gas), or to simply upgrade to a more efficient unit, we’ve got you covered. Inserts are safe, they’re highly efficient, and they’ll turn your old and drafty fireplace into a heat machine.
Inserts Are Efficient
In addition, inserts are a closed unit, like a stove. They trap and use as much heat as possible for heating the room. A properly-installed insert can bring your heating bill down in the winter, and bring the cooling bill down in the summer because it will prevent airflow through the chimney.
Inserts Are Eco-Friendly
Because of their efficiency rating, inserts are good for the environment. We even sell and install EPA-certified wood inserts. Depending on what model you choose, you may even qualify for a tax credit for choosing an eco-friendly insert.
Inserts Revitalize an Old Hearth
Instead of having your firebox completely rebuilt, you can choose instead to install an insert. It’s retrofitted directly into the existing firebox and uses the existing chimney. All you have to do is call the professionals, and we’ll take care of the rest!
A Job for Professionals
Your insert should be purchased from an authorized dealer and installed by a certified professional. Store houses are full of trade-ins from homeowners that bought an insert online but failed to measure correctly, could not install it correctly, or received something they didn’t expect. This job should be completed by a licensed, certified, and experienced professional who takes accurate measurements, listens to your needs, and won’t stop until you’re satisfied with the finished product. A certified chimney sweep will also take care to inspect the system after installation, making sure the flue is correctly-sized for the new appliance.
Inserts can be a great addition to any home. With an insert you can upgrade or remodel with ease, improving performance while you’re at it!
Check out our insert gallery and get an idea of what an insert can do for your fireplace.
Call Mr. Smokestack Chimney Service so that we can help you plan from the beginning. Reach a fireplace expert today at 919-747-1859.