One of the best ways to start the new year? Improve the energy efficiency of your home! Unfortunately, your traditional wood-burning fireplace does not provide much warmth to your living space. Plus, you have to turn up the thermostat on your furnace to compensate, which can be costly. Blue Ridge Chimney Services can help you by installing a new wood-burning fireplace insert in the opening of your traditional fireplace.

These inserts are the perfect solution for homeowners who love the atmosphere of a wood fire but need an efficient heating method. We are proud to carry a wide variety of wood stoves from Napoleon. These not only look great but also provide excellent heating efficiency. We would like to tell you why you should start your new year with a new wood-burning fireplace insert.

Cut Heating Costs

First, the design of these wood-burning stove inserts allow you to save from 10 to 40 percent on your heating costs each year. Made from cast iron, the insert fits inside your existing masonry fireplace opening. In addition, it is surrounded by a decorative flange to close any gaps between the insert and the existing fireplace. Glass doors are on the front of the insert, and a fan circulates the heated air into the room.

Reduce Emissions

Secondly, your new fireplace insert will burn clean fires that produce few noxious emissions. The US Environmental Protection Agency has approved most models of wood-burning fireplace inserts as energy-efficient heating appliances, with ratings of 60 to 80 percent! Wood-burning stoves of the past were big causes of pollution. However, new technology has allowed these inserts to burn cleanly.

Use Less Wood

Not only are the fires from a wood-burning insert cleaner, they also last longer. On average, you can enjoy a fire for three to five hours before you have to add more wood. This can save you money on firewood. You will also be able to spend more time enjoying the fire, instead of tending to it by adding more logs and stoking the flames.

Start the new year by improving the energy efficiency in your home with the installation of a new Napoleon wood-burning fireplace insert. Contact us at Blue Ridge Chimney Services to learn more about this option. Also, learn how we can help make this year “the year you start saving money” on your heating bills!