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WOOD BURNING FIREPLACE INSERT
A wood insert increases the efficiency of an old drafty masonry fireplace but satisfies the desire for a real fire with the crackle, smell and ambiance. It can also update the look of your fireplace. Whether you are looking for a classic appeal or a touch of modern flare, there are inserts to suit.
What’s an Insert?
These products are installed into an existing masonry fireplace. Undergoing this update can bring your efficiency from 5-10% up to 80%.
How Does an Insert Work?
These models are essentially high-efficiency wood stoves designed to fit into your masonry fireplaces. This greatly decreases the amount of heat that is sent up the chimney or absorbed by the masonry.
They do not allow heat to be lost to the chimney. It has been found that when temperatures reach below zero outside, as they commonly do in Sudbury, a masonry fireplace will actually send more heat out of the room than in! The large ceramic window of an insert prevents air from going into the fire box and up the chimney while still providing you with an excellent view of the fire.
What Size Do You Need?
Select the insert model size that is correct for your living space.
- Work best in spaces up to 1500 square feet
- Typical wood heat output is 56 000 BTU
- Work in spaces up to 1900-2000 square feet
- Typical wood heat output is 70 000 BTU
- The largest can heat a room up to 3000 square feet
- Maximum wood heat output is over 75 000 BTU
For further help choosing the right wood burning insert in your home, visit our showroom and speak to one of our team members. It will help if you bring some photographs of your fireplace and complete the fireplace insert worksheet below with some measurements. You can also contact us by phone or email.