What is a freestanding fireplace insert?


What is a freestanding fireplace insert?

A fireplace insert is a self-contained heating appliance that fits inside an existing fireplace opening. Like a traditional fireplace, they are best for heating individual living spaces.

Can I install a fireplace insert without a fireplace?

No, you do not need an existing fireplace–a pellet insert can be installed without a fireplace.

Is it worth having a fireplace insert?

Studies have shown that as much as 95 percent of the residual heat in a traditional wood fireplace is expelled outside. A wood-burning fireplace insert offers a slower, more efficient burn rate providing up to five hours of uninterrupted heat. It consumes less fuel and has heating efficiencies of 80+ percent!

What is the difference between a firebox and an insert?

While the firebox is the area located inside an open fireplace, a fireplace insert is considered to be another form of fireplace that can be inserted into the firebox. Common types of fireplace inserts include wood burning, gas and electric.

Is fireplace insert better than regular fireplace?

There’s really no “best” fuel. The advantages and disadvantages are about the same with an insert as with a standard fireplace. Gas is easier to operate and very efficient; wood creates a much more lively fire but requires a lot more cleaning of the firebox as well as the chimney.

Can you have a wood burning fireplace without a chimney?

If you live in a house without a chimney, you may be wondering whether it is possible to have a wood burning or pellet stove. Fortunately for many, the answer is a resounding yes! Luckily for those living in modern homes, you do not need a chimney to install a wood burning or pellet stove.

What is the point of a wood-burning fireplace insert?

The wood insert is a sealed unit stopping any draft from taking the heat out of your home. Most units also include a blower that will help to circulate more heat into the room.

How safe are wood-burning fireplace inserts?

When properly installed, wood-burning inserts are very safe and are much safer than an open fire.