Put Your Fireplace
to Work With a Fireplace Insert
For thousands of years, fire was the absolute best way to
heat anything. People in the olden days used to use fire to
cook food, keep warm, boil water and do just about anything
else that required a stable source of heat. Now that we have
entered the twenty first century, we no longer need fire in the
way that our ancestors did.
Our ovens are usually electrically powered, our furnaces and
hot water heaters may use natural gas to create a small flame,
but that is a far cry from using an open flame to heat a pot of
Even appliances that once required fire such as your stove
can now be replaced by electrical or induction heating
equivalents that perform just as good. However, in light of all
of this technological advancement in home heating solutions,
you can now put fire to use once again as a sufficient home
Just when you thought the use of fire to heat your living
space was practically dead, simply install a fireplace insert
into your existing masonry fireplace to harness the ultimate
heating potential of your gas or electric fireplace.
Think of the fireplace insert as a miniature fireplace.
Something of a hybrid between a masonry based fireplace and a
wood stove. While not used for cooking, a fireplace insert
works perfectly as an excellent home heating device. Instead of
allowing the heat from your fireplace simply enter the bricks
or stone which surround your fireplace, an insert channels that
heat into the room to act as a sort of space heater.
Most cheaper fireplace inserts use a simple piping method to
ensure that your room is heated thoroughly, however if you are
willing to spend a little more money to get a top of the line
fireplace insert, you will find that it has built in fans and
blowers to ensure that the heat you need is effectively moved
throughout the room. With a fireplace insert installed in each
fireplace in your home, you can quickly cut back on your
heating bills – even during the coldest of winter months.