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Stay warm with a fireplace insert

Fireplace inserts are a great way to update an existing masonry fireplace. A traditional open-front, wood-burning fireplace usually has an efficiency rating of just 5-10 percent, according to the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association. A new fireplace insert constructed of durable steel or cast iron utilizes an insulated closed-combustion system that increases heat output and promotes efficiency.

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Hot fireplace inserts

Fireplace inserts are a great way to update an existing masonry fireplace. A traditional open-front wood-burning fireplace usually has an efficiency rating of just 5-10 percent, according to the Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association. A new fireplace insert constructed of durable steel or cast iron utilizes an insulated closed-combustion system that increases heat output and promotes efficiency.

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North country fuels up for winter heat bills

Brisk weather means heating bills are around the corner for north country residents. Whether those bills will be higher, lower or about the same as last year depends on the weather and the heating source: fuel oil, electricity, natural gas, wood pellets, propane or firewood.

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Homeowners seek alternatives to high-priced heating oil

With home heating oil prices pushing toward $4 a gallon - nearly triple what they were a decade ago - cheaper fuel sources such as wood and natural gas are luring many homeowners to plunk down thousands of dollars on new wood stoves, fireplace inserts and gas furnaces.

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The Difference Between Fireplaces and Fireplace Inserts

Previously published at highschimney.com

What's the difference between Fireplaces and Fireplace Inserts?

There is a lot of confusion about these terms. After all, a "fireplace" ought to be any place you can have a fire, right? Yep, but there is a difference anyway and today I'll lay it out for everyone.

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Woodburning fireplace inserts: What you need to know

With heating oil at $4 per gallon, many Maine homeowners are considering using good old firewood at a fraction of the heating costs. The payback time for investing in an EPA clean-burning woodburning fireplace insert usually is less than two years. Here is how to get started.

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Get the Heating Quality of a Wood Stove with a Wood Stove Insert

When you want the heating quality you get from a wood stove, but already have an existing fireplace, you can look at a wood stove insert instead. This type of insert fits into your existing fireplace space and converts the fireplace into a self-contained system.

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Replace Old Worn Out Fireplaces with New Fireplace Inserts

Fireplaces can wear out over time and continued use when not properly maintained. Many older homes which were built with fireplaces get unused because of their lack of energy efficiency.

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A Wood Stove Insert Turns Your Fireplace into a Completely Enclosed Unit

When you like the current style and design of your fireplace, but are tired of its inefficiency to properly heat your home, then you should look at getting a wood stove insert.

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Get a Modern Style Fireplace Using Fireplace Inserts

When you want a modern style of fireplace but already have an existing unit, there are a few different options available. You could rip out your old fireplace and replace it with a brand new energy efficient design.

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Fireplace Inserts

Fireplace inserts are a great way to update an existing masonry fireplace. A traditional open-front, wood-burning fireplace usually has an efficiency rating of just 5-10 percent, according to the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association. A new fireplace insert constructed of durable steel or cast iron utilizes an insulated closed-combustion system that increases heat output and promotes efficiency. More

Fireplace inserts are a great way to update an existing masonry fireplace. A traditional open-front wood-burning fireplace usually has an efficiency rating of just 5-10 percent, according to the Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association. A new fireplace insert constructed of durable steel or cast iron utilizes an insulated closed-combustion system that increases heat output and promotes efficiency. More

Brisk weather means heating bills are around the corner for north country residents. Whether those bills will be higher, lower or about the same as last year depends on the weather and the heating source: fuel oil, electricity, natural gas, wood pellets, propane or firewood. More

With home heating oil prices pushing toward $4 a gallon - nearly triple what they were a decade ago - cheaper fuel sources such as wood and natural gas are luring many homeowners to plunk down thousands of dollars on new wood stoves, fireplace inserts and gas furnaces. More

Previously published at highschimney.com

What's the difference between Fireplaces and Fireplace Inserts?

There is a lot of confusion about these terms. After all, a "fireplace" ought to be any place you can have a fire, right? Yep, but there is a difference anyway and today I'll lay it out for everyone.

With heating oil at $4 per gallon, many Maine homeowners are considering using good old firewood at a fraction of the heating costs. The payback time for investing in an EPA clean-burning woodburning fireplace insert usually is less than two years. Here is how to get started. More

Shop Inserts Here

When you want the heating quality you get from a wood stove, but already have an existing fireplace, you can look at a wood stove insert instead. This type of insert fits into your existing fireplace space and converts the fireplace into a self-contained system.

Fireplaces can wear out over time and continued use when not properly maintained. Many older homes which were built with fireplaces get unused because of their lack of energy efficiency.

When you like the current style and design of your fireplace, but are tired of its inefficiency to properly heat your home, then you should look at getting a wood stove insert.

When you want a modern style of fireplace but already have an existing unit, there are a few different options available. You could rip out your old fireplace and replace it with a brand new energy efficient design.

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