With the warm months of spring finally here and summer just on the horizon, many of us are done using our fireplaces for the season. However, even if you aren’t planning on using your fireplace again for several months, now is the perfect time to think about installing a new fireplace insert!
Fireplace inserts are extremely efficient and easy to use heating appliances that can help you easily heat your home or serve as a decorative focal point for a room. With a number of choices in size, style, and heat source, there is the perfect for every family!
Why upgrade your insert this spring
While spring and summer are generally considered to be the “off” seasons of the fireplace industry, it may actually be the best time to upgrade or replace your current fireplace! Because most of us do not use our fireplaces in the spring and summer, this provides the perfect opportunity to shop for and install a new insert – long before you actually need it. Likewise, upgrading to a new insert in the spring can also reduce wait times for service and installation. By finding your new fireplace insert now, you can ensure you and your family will be warm and toasty when cool temperatures finally arrive.
Benefits of fireplace inserts
If you currently have an open hearth fireplace, there are a number of reasons to upgrade to a fireplace insert. Even homes with older inserts can benefit from upgrading to a more energy efficient model. Below are three reasons to consider upgrading or replacing your current fireplace.
1. Efficiency. New fireplace inserts are among the most energy efficient heating appliances on the market. Because inserts use closed system combustion, the fuel source is burned more completely and less heat is lost up the chimney. According to the Hearth, Patio, and Barbeque Association, fireplace inserts can reduce energy bills by as much as 40%.
2. Environmentally friendly. Fireplace inserts are regulated and certified by the EPA. EPA certified inserts must meet minimum standards for particulate emissions; this means that inserts create minimal smoke and less air pollution. Not only is this good for the environment, but it can also be beneficial to members of your family with asthma, allergies, or other respiratory issues.
3. Fuel choices. Wanting to install an insert doesn’t limit your fuel choices! High efficiency inserts are available with a variety of fuel choices including coal, natural gas, pellets, propane, and wood. This gives homeowners the chance to upgrade to an insert without compromising on their favorite fuel source.
Now is the perfect time to upgrade or replace your fireplace insert! By shopping for your new insert now, you can be sure it is installed and ready to use when the temperatures begin to drop in the fall. For more information on finding a new insert for your home, contact the expert staff at The Cozy Flame today!