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When it’s time to update your traditional wood fireplace with something that is more efficient, easier to load and simpler to maintain there are a number of insert options to consider. An increasingly popular choice for those who do not want a gas fireplace insert, and who would like to avoid carrying and storing wood logs in their home, is a pellet fueled model.
What is an Insert?
These products are designed to replace old traditional style fireplaces. The most common reason is for efficiency. While traditional ones offer efficiency ratings of 5% - 10%, installing a good quality insert can increase your efficiency rating to 75% or better! Think about the energy savings, and how they’ll affect your wallet and positively impact the environment.
These units force warm air out into the room with strategically placed fans and vents. They do not allow the warm air in the room to go up the chimney.
Fuel Your Fire
A fire that runs on pellets is much like a log fire, but the wood is replaced with small pill sized pellets that are fed automatically from a hopper. These pellets are made from wood fibre, such as the sawdust from wood mills. Other excess biomass can be used too, making this a very green choice for the environment.
The fuel is typically purchased in 40 lb bags, and loaded into the hopper when needed. They are automatically fed into the fire by an auger. You can control the heat and size of the fire by adjusting it to feed in more or less fuel.
Why choose pellet over gas? Here are a few of the most common reasons:
We provide you with a large selection of models from the top 3 manufacturers. Our most popular units include:
Each model is an excellent example of how elegant this environmentally friendly heating choice can be.
To learn more about selecting you ideal unit, visit our showroom and speak with one of our expert team members. Photos of your fireplace and completion of the fireplace insert worksheet below will be very helpful. You can also contact us by phone or email.