Fireplace inserts are heating units that retrofit into an existing fireplace (masonry or factory-built). They burn wood, gas or wood pellets and offer superior efficiency. Fireplace inserts utilize the existing chimney, through a flue liner or other necessary modification, for venting. Vent-free fireplace inserts require no chimney or flue modification. Most have blowers to circulate the heat. Inserts are used to convert an existing fireplace into an efficient, heat producing zone heater.
Our fuel efficiency calculator can assist you in determining the cost saving benefits of the hearth product that you are considering purchasing, and the best fuel of an appliance.
All new certified fireplaces, stoves and inserts manufactured after January 1, 2015 will include a safety screen or barrier that must be installed. Rigorous testing will ensure these safety screens and barriers are effective in preventing serious, irreversible burns.
Yes, or you can safely leave it burning. The pilot helps keep the moisture from inside the firebox, which is caused by the humidity in the air. Keeping the pilot on will also extend the life of the thermopile and thermocouple and keeps insects out of the burner tubes.