Were your heating bills exceptionally higher this past winter? Are you concerned with your older masonry fireplace contributing to pollution? Do you feel your fireplace is steadily losing its efficiency? If you answered “yes” to these questions, it may be time to upgrade your fireplace to a more-efficient wood-burning insert. Mr. Smokestack has seen a revolution in the technologies used in manufacturing wood-burning inserts that has transformed them from the ineffective and pollution-heavy wood-burning heating appliances of the past into clean burning and energy-efficient models. Mr. Smokestack sells and installs wood-burning fireplace inserts, and we would like to share with you some of the benefits you will enjoy if you decide to upgrade your fireplace.
New wood-burning inserts provide more economical heating.
Costing about a third less than natural gas, electricity, or oil, wood can be an economical way of home heating. If you are lucky enough to be able to cut your own wood, you can even have your winter heating supply for free. A modern wood-burning fireplace insert can cut your heating costs up to three times compared with a furnace or a boiler. You will also save money from an insert’s high efficiency. When you burn a fire in an open fireplace, the majority of the heat exits out of your chimney, but with a wood-burning insert, you will get up to 80% of the heat from the energy of the wood back into your living space.
New wood-burning inserts are much more friendly to the environment.
A smart and easy way to make your home greener is using a renewable heating source like wood. Even though burning wood does release carbon dioxide into the air, it is actually part of a balanced carbon cycle because the wood you are burning took carbon from the air to live and grow. Technologies that have developed for burning wood allow you to use this heating fuel with low emissions, which are so low that the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) even recommends using wood-burning fireplace inserts to cut down on pollution.
New wood-burning inserts can be excellent energy backups.
A big benefit of using wood to heat your home is you do not have to worry about not having heat if your electricity or natural gas go out in a winter storm. Furthermore, we live in a time where heating resources can be scarce or become incredibly expensive. When you use a wood-burning fireplace insert, you have the freedom from oil, natural gas, and electricity to heat your home.
New wood-burning inserts provide a warm atmosphere and ambiance.
Do you love the sight, sound, and smell of a wood fire? As much as gas-fueled heating appliances try to create a realistic flame, you will still miss that scent of wood burning and the sound of a crackling fire. Providing a cozy, warm atmosphere, a wood-burning fireplace insert can satisfy your desire for a natural fire without worrying about pollution.
Want to upgrade your fireplace with a wood-burning fireplace insert? Contact Mr. Smokestack today to find out how we can help.