An insert is an easy way to improve the efficiency of the existing fireplace, while at the same time, improve their appearance. Fireplace inserts are designed to heat the whole house, but it will add additional heat, rated for your home.
Most of the old fireplace is effective only 5-10%. This inefficiency is the result of a fire which produces only slightly warmer than the air it consumes.
The new wood fireplace inserts certified EPA evaluates the effectiveness of 65% and offer the additional advantage of reducing emissions to almost zero.
Fireplace inserts are categorized by their fuel burn and ventilation methods.
Are available fuel: natural gas, propane, wood, pellets and coal. For about $ 30 you can buy a kit that converts natural gas to propane insertion. Also, if you stay more than 4,000 feet above sea level, gas inserts may require a smaller hole jet to offset the lack of oxygen.
Combustion liners can be downloaded through the chimney, directly ventilated, ventilated or b free ventilation.
A b-fan unit draws air into the house through the door himself. Direct ventilation unit sucks air through the pipes outside the house in the closed oven.
Direct Vent models are generally more efficient and safer for airtight homes today, why not use air or cause a conflict with the variety of the food and the bathroom fan to circulate the same air . Unit B-openings are generally less expensive to install, but is more sensitive to the flow of air inside the house.
Free ventilation has a gas fireplace vent outside and not an option for wood pellets or charcoal inserts.
Many new fireplace is equipped with a fan for the uniform heat distribution and may be thermostatically controlled.
Depending on the model purchased, the insert will be good rinse Adjustment front of the fireplace or brick chimney protruding. The exhibition design is more effective because it provides an additional thermal radiation on open top and sides.
The National Fire Protection Association requires fireplace inserts with a direct connection between the discharge outlet of the insert and the nearest part of the garbage vessel. This allows the smoke and the gas which passes less and less time to condense and form the dangerous creosote chimney.
Weighing in at around £ 400, is not an easy task to move the insert when it comes time to clean the chimney. This in itself is a good reason to trust a professional chimney cleaner.
Although not easy to find some of the fireplace inserts have wheels on the bottom for easy movement.
You can prevent the passage of all possible to clean the flue if you install a steel insertion shape steel pipe output tank through the entire home.
When the fireplace insert prices, be sure to include the cost of accessories, like a fan, catalytic burners and glass doors.
Fro example, you can buy a wooden insert only $ 860.00, but the door came additives, such as $ 200 $ 300.