Is there anything more soothing than a comfy chair by a roaring fire on a cold winter night? We think not! And whether your home has a wood or pellet stove, traditional fireplace, or gas fireplace, you know how wonderful it is to gather with friends and family to warm your feet, catch up after the day, or just exhale and relax. Let’s take a look at some of your options.
Many people who use wood stoves as the primary heat source in their homes report that the heat they feel from their wood stove is more comfortable than heat that comes from a furnace or boiler. The main reason for this has to do with the way that furnaces work versus how a wood stove works. A wood stove produces a more consistent ‘radiant’ heat that warms the air throughout the home. No more cold spots and lots more comfort, according to the many folks who use wood stoves. By not relying solely on your furnace, you can save money on the repairs and ongoing maintenance typically required during the winter months. With proper routine care and preventive maintenance, you may never have to replace your wood stove while the lifespan of a current model furnace is at best 30 years. A wood stove will be your steady companion for years. We couldn’t agree more.
If you already have an existing traditional masonry fireplace, a gas insert can transform your fireplace into a beautiful and efficient heat source. You’ve got prime real estate sitting right in front of you. Put it to good use with a gas fireplace insert.
Products such as the Heat & Glo Escape FireBrick Gas Fireplace Insert can provide warming comfort as well as easy and convenient fire right at your fingertips.
These inserts are engineered to stay beautiful over time while providing up to 25% greater radiant heat. And with anti-reflective glass and a clear screen, you’ll enjoy an unobstructed view of the fire.
A gas insert can transform a room in as little as a day, making the transition fast, easy, and economical. No mess, no hassle, no more wood to haul!
Freestanding pellet stoves and inserts that fit inside an existing fireplace are popular solutions for many homeowners. They look like traditional woodstoves but operate more like a modern furnace. Fill the stove’s hopper with pellets made from compacted sawdust, set its thermostat, then relax. A mechanical auger deposits the pellets into a burn pot, where they are incinerated at a high temperature that creates very little ash or emissions, meaning your indoor and outdoor air is cleaner. Twice as efficient at warming your home as an older woodstove and far more efficient than a fireplace, a pellet stove could be used as a supplement or sole source of your heating system.
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Winter’s here! Stay warm, and enjoy the fire!