A fireplace insert is a device designed to be inserted into an existing fireplace opening to improve the efficiency and performance of the fireplace. It consists of a metal box with a fireproof lining installed inside the existing fireplace, and it is equipped with a blower or fan to circulate the heat throughout the room. The insert typically has a metal frame that holds a fire grate and a fuel bed, and it may be fueled by wood, gas, or electricity. Many fireplace inserts are also equipped with a damper, a valve that can be opened or closed to regulate airflow into and out of the fireplace. At Comfort Pro, we recommend having a professional install your insert to ensure it’s done properly.
Reasons to Get a Fireplace Insert
Fireplace inserts are designed to be more efficient than traditional open fireplaces. They typically have a sealed glass door that helps to contain the heat and prevent it from escaping up the chimney, which means that more of the heat generated by the fire stays in the room.
Fireplace inserts are equipped with a blower or fan that helps to circulate the heat throughout the room. This can make the fireplace a more effective heat source, especially in larger rooms or open floor plans. They are generally safer than traditional open fireplaces because they are designed to be more efficient and have less of a draft. This reduces the risk of a house fire caused by a chimney fire or a stray ember.
Fireplace inserts are relatively low maintenance compared to traditional fireplaces. The sealed glass door helps to prevent the accumulation of soot and ash, and they may have a self-cleaning glass feature that helps to keep the glass clean. These inserts are available in various styles and sizes, so you can choose one that matches your home’s decor and fits your heating needs.
Your Professional Heating Company
Comfort Pro offers reliable services to the residents of Reading and its surrounding areas. Our company is A+ rated by the BBB, and our professional technicians are expertly trained to handle any of your fireplace needs. We also offer a wide range of heating and air conditioning services, such as furnace and AC installation, repair, and maintenance. Our team also provides services for air duct cleaning, geothermal systems, water heaters, and indoor air quality. Contact Comfort Pro today to schedule an appointment.