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What Are My Choices for Fireplace Inserts?

If you’ve been looking to maximize the heat your fireplace can provide your home, you may want to consider the installation of a fireplace insert in your Tacoma home. There are several fuel choices for fireplace inserts, enabling just about any homeowner to install a fireplace insert. Why consider one? Here are some reasons:

  • Less stress on your heating system – supplementing your home’s heat with a fireplace insert can help reduce the amount of heat your heating system needs to generate, which puts less stress on the system.
  • Reduce fuel usage – when your heating system operates less, it uses less fuel, which can save you money.
  • Increase comfort – you can increase your comfort level without increasing the temperature on your thermostat.

Insert Choices

Here are the fireplace insert choices available from Sunset Air:

Natural Gas

Natural gas inserts can be incredibly convenient for many homeowners, especially if you already have natural gas piped into your home. Advantages of a natural gas fireplace insert include no ash, a clean burn and no carrying wood back and forth. They also have energy efficiency levels of 75-90%.

Wood Pellets

Wood pellets stoves have become very popular over the last few years and for good reasons. First, if you are looking to move away from heating with a fossil fuel, wood pellets allow you to do this. Second, wood pellets are renewable energy, so using a pellet stove is very environmentally-friendly. Lastly, the ash level with a wood pellet stove is considerably less than that of a wood-burning stove, which can be helpful for your chimney. The energy efficiency of pellet stoves ranges from 78-85%.

Wood Burning

It can be hard to replace the ambience of a true wood-burning stove, and if you have access to a lot of wood, a wood-burning insert may be the best choice for you. Wood-burning stoves can help reduce your heating system usage by supplying your home with extra heat, and they are about 77% energy efficient.

Fireplace inserts can keep the ambience of a fireplace while helping to add heat to your home. If you are interested to see what a fireplace insert can do for your Tacoma home, call the experts at Sunset Air.

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