Uncategorized — September 13, 2011 at 5:07 pm

What is an insert?


Many customers walk into our showroom knowing they’d like a fireplace, but not knowing much more.

This 6 page article talks about gas, electric and wood fireplace inserts.

“An insert is basically a fireproof box that’s surrounded by steel or cast iron and fronted by insulated glass, creating a closed combustion system. “

Inserts are an efficient option when choosing to convert a fireplace or to prevent heat lose. Often times our customers choose to purchase a blower as well, which pushes the heated air away from the unit and into your room.

Electric inserts are a simple, easy way to add a little ambiance to any room. There’s no need to worry about venting or combustion either. The heat function on electric inserts is optional, so if you find it is getting too warm it can be powered off by remote.

Gas inserts must be installed by professionals ( like NYC Fireplaces…) because they are a bit more complicated than simply plugging an electrical cord into an outlet. Once a gas line is run into the firebox the insert slides in and is sealed behind glass and cast iron.

Wood inserts offer the same old-fashion crackling of a fireplace, but with added efficiency. The main downside of having a wood insert are the emissions and cleanup. The chimney must be cleaned annually and the ashes should be removed from the unit after every use.

Now that you know a little bit more about inserts, stop by our showroom where a sales representative can help you make the perfect hearth option for your home.

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