Wood and Gas Stove Inserts

Cooler weather is just around the corner, and it is time to start thinking about heating your home this winter. If you would like to lower your heating costs and increase your energy efficiency, Chim Cheree The Chimney Specialists recommends upgrading your old masonry fireplace with a new wood-burning or gas stove insert. Because they are installed into the opening of your old fireplace, these energy-efficient heating appliances are perfect for those who want to keep the fireplace feel, and you will love how much economical heat is provided to your home. We carry a wide variety of both wood and gas stove inserts, and you can trust our experienced chimney technicians to properly install your new heating appliance. Our technicians are certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and the National Fireplace Institute (NFI) and have the training and experience to make sure your new insert works safely and efficiently. We would like to tell you more about wood-burning and gas stove inserts to help you choose which fuel type will work best for you.

Wood and Gas Stove Inserts Image - Greer SC- Chim Cheree The Chimney SpecialistsWOOD-BURNING STOVE INSERTS

If you love the sensory experience of wood fires, this type of fireplace insert is perfect for you. Unlike the wood stoves of the past that can provide more smoke than heat into your home, newer wood-burning stove inserts have been certified by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with efficiency ratings from 60 to 80 percent, according to HouseLogic. Updates in technology allow these inserts to provide more clean-burning heat from less wood. A wood stove insert that is designed to heat an area of 1,500 square feet can burn for three to five hours before you need to reload. The downside to this type of insert is the amount of chores involved with burning wood. If you do not want to bring in firewood for every fire or sweep up ashes, you may not be happy with a wood stove insert.


For those who want the convenience of starting a fire by pushing a button on a remote control from their couch, a gas stove insert is the best choice. Easy to operate, this type of heating appliance will require very little maintenance other than the annual inspection and chimney sweeping. You can also use a gas stove insert for zone heating to save even more money on your utility bills this winter. Just turn on the insert and lower the thermostat for the rest of your house. With efficiency ratings of 58 to 85 percent, this heating appliance burns cleanly and produces very little smoke, ash, creosote, or pollution. However, if you love the smells, sounds, and sights of a wood fire, you may be disappointed with a gas stove insert.
Considering upgrading your old masonry fireplace with a wood or gas stove insert? Contact us at Chim Cheree The Chimney Specialists to learn more about this economical and environmentally friendly heating appliances.

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