The Advantages of Fireplace Inserts
Sometimes, when deciding what kind of chimney repairs would be best for a homeowner, we’ll discuss the possibility of utilizing a fireplace insert. These are great options when your clay tile liner is deteriorating, or your firebox needs significant repair. Many times the homeowner simply wants to update the look of their fireplace and make it more efficient at delivering heat. Since the traditional masonry fireplace loses more heat than it generates, we agree fully that these upgrades are a great idea.
Fireplace inserts are self-contained units. They come in a variety of sizes and designs, easily fitting into a firebox. Fireplace inserts have several advantages, including: increased efficiency, enhanced aesthetics, reduced HVAC costs, and ease of installation. Along with these benefits, there are three main fuel types for fireplace inserts: wood, gas, and electric.
We offer Fireplace Insert sales and installation from the Greater Pittsburgh area south to Morgantown, Fairmont and Clarksburgh WV including many communities like Uniontown, Belle Vernon, Waynesburg, Greensburg, Washington, Monroeville, Bethel Park, Glenshaw, Cranberry, Wexford, and Beaver Falls. The entire process is a breeze when you work with the experts at Advance Chimney Sweeps. Our team has helped thousands of homeowners throughout these communities and beyond, installing fireplace inserts, providing service, repairs and more.
Gas Fireplace Inserts
One of the advantages of all types of fireplace inserts is that they provide a quick and easy way to give your system a complete makeover. Gas fireplace inserts come in a variety of designs and sizes, ranging from traditional to modern and everything in between.
Gas fireplace inserts tap into your home’s supply of natural gas or propane, depending on which you use. They reduce your ongoing annual maintenance, typically only requiring an inspection and cleaning of your logs and checking your burner performance. These provide the added benefit of instant access using a handy remote to start and stop your fireplace, and they can provide a more even level of heat than their wood-burning counterparts.
Wood-Burning Fireplace Inserts
A wood-burning insert is a great solution to upgrade an existing fireplace without a complete chimney rebuilding. Wood-burning inserts can be installed in virtually any size of fireplace, and these pre-built appliances help to maximize your system’s efficiency.
Many homeowners prefer the aesthetic of crackling logs and burning wood. For them, the best type of fireplace insert is a wood-burning one. These retain upwards of 80% of the heat generated by starting a fire, which makes them a great way to save on your home’s heating costs during a cold Pennsylvania winter.
Electric Fireplace Inserts
Finally, electric fireplace inserts are an option if you want to maintain aesthetics while eliminating the need for a combustible fuel source. These are great alternatives that provide an easy way of enjoying the heat and simulated appearance of a traditional fireplace. Many have changeable colors and display modes for many viewing options all from one unit.
Providing New Fireplace Inserts & Chimney Service Since 1996
Throughout our company history, we’ve prided ourselves on our ability to deliver world-class chimney service, repairs and fireplace / stove sales and installation to our customers. Regardless of your preferred type of fireplace insert or even if you’re considering a free-standing stove, there’s no task that our team can’t handle. With over 30,000 satisfied customers, we can help you with anything you need.
Whether you’re considering our high-quality fireplace inserts or simply need your next chimney sweep and inspection, contact us today.