A fireplace insert is an easy way to increase the efficiency of your existing fireplace while at the same time enhancing its visual appeal. Fireplace inserts arent intended for whole house heating, but will add supplemental, zoned heat to your home. Most older fireplaces are only 5-10% efficient. This inefficiency is the result of an open hearth that produces only slightly more warm air than it consumes.
Fireplace inserts can be vented through an existing chimney, direct vented, b-vented, or vent free. A b-vent unit draws air from inside the home, through ports in the firebox itself. A direct vent unit draws air through a pipe from outside the home, into a sealed firebox. Direct vent models are usually more efficient and safer for todays airtight homes, since they do not use inside air or cause a conflict with range foods and bathroom fans circulating the same air. B-vent units are generally less expensive to install, but are more sensitive to air flow inside the home.
The fireplaces featured below offer more than just a pretty image. Most have built-in heaters and blowers to circulate heat in a room. Some use state-of-the-art infrared heat, which is a less drying, more efficient heating system. And they come with a remote so you can control the heat, the flame or both from anywhere in the room.
Fireplaces are actual more than ever now because it’s rather chilly outside and there’s nothing better than sitting next to a fireplace in such weather. Malm fireplaces are iconic and nobody can blame you for loving the design. Coming from one of the original manufacturers of freestanding fireplaces and the only one still in existence today, these classical designs offer a multitude of advantages. There are various types and colors – for indoors and outdoors, bigger or smaller ones, in lots of different colors – these fireplaces are fantastic in any space and you can find your variant easily. Choose a bright one to make it a focal point in the room or a calm one to blend into the surroundings.
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