If your heating bills were larger than normal last winter and you are considering upgrading your old masonry fireplace to a new wood-burning fireplace insert to save money this winter, Fluesbrothers Chimney Sweeps recommends you start your shopping process now in the late summer. Most fireplace inserts take four to six weeks to be shipped from the manufacturer, and then you will need our Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA)-certified chimney sweeps to come to your home to professionally install the insert on a day and time that is convenient for you. If you wait too long to buy your fireplace insert, you might not be ready for fireplace season. Once September arrives, our chimney sweeps have very busy schedules preparing the chimneys in the Kansas City area for the upcoming winter, and it can be difficult to schedule an appointment with our professionals. To help you decide on the fuel type of your new fireplace insert, we would like to share with you some of the advantages of having a wood-burning fireplace insert.
Newer wood-burning fireplace inserts use the latest technologies to make burning wood create emissions that are so low that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) actually recommends that consumers use these inserts to reduce pollution. Using a renewable source like firewood to heat your home is an excellent way to make your home greener and more environmentally friendly.
Firewood is an extremely economical way to heat your home as it costs a third less than electricity, natural gas, or oil. If you have the ability to cut your own firewood, your heating supply can even be free! Newer wood-burning fireplace inserts can also heat your home more efficiently as they are able to retain up to 80% of the heat from the energy of the wood into your house.
Wood Fire Atmosphere
If you enjoy the complete sensory experience of burning wood, a wood-burning fireplace insert can satisfy your desire for the atmosphere of a wood fire without worrying about pollution. Although the flames of gas-fueled fireplace inserts can be very realistic, you will be missing the sounds and smells of a wood-burning fire.
When a bad winter storm causes a power outage, you will not have to worry about being able to heat your home when you have a wood-burning fireplace insert. Since heating resources can become scarce or very expensive, burning wood to heat your house can give you a calming peace of mind.
Considering upgrading your old masonry fireplace to a wood-burning fireplace insert? Stop hesitating and contact Fluesbrothers Chimney Sweeps today to get started on this project now in order to be ready for fireplace season.