All About Fireplace Inserts
As winter starts moving in, people plan different activities to keep their home warm and toasty. Fireplaces are the most common method of heating as it creates a nostalgic ambiance.
But its exorbitant price tag makes it a luxury which can be afforded by only a small group of people. In this situation the best thing to do is to buy an insert and add to the existing firebox.
As there are so many inserts matching to the different settings and therefore it is very convenient for a person to select a suitable one matching to situation as well as his temperaments. Let us make a short study about the wide variety of fireplace insert options.
The wide variety of inserts available in the market can be broadly classified into three categories based on the fuel used. They are wood-burning inserts, gas inserts, and electric inserts.
As the name implies various types of gases are used to light the flames in a gas insert. Same idea applies to other types of inserts also.
Gas Fireplace Inserts
In these types of inserts the fuel for lighting the flame is gases like propane or natural gas. These inserts are usually hooked up to the home gas lines. There are direct venting modes in which the chimney is used for receiving and releasing air.
The benefits of this insert include enhanced efficiency and more heating power. The efficiency can be equated to be near to 75-85 % and the heating power is about 25,000 to 40,000 British thermal units.
The decorative ceramic logs provide traditional look and décor. The greatest risk of using such an insert is the possibility of leakage of gas leading to the spreading of poisonous carbon monoxide.
These inserts are good for small rooms and in houses where gas supply exists. Little maintenance and ease of use are the important benefits of these inserts.