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What You Need To Know About Gas Fireplace Inserts

By Bill A. Almazan

Gas fireplace inserts are thought to be a cleaner, safer, and easier to manage alternative to choosing to continue to use a traditional brick fireplace. It is also known to be much more efficient in providing the warmth a house needs than a wood burning hearth that is know for being inefficient. Thus heating costs are minimized in a way that is very desirable to homeowners.

Many of the inserts that are made can be fitted quite easily into an existing fireplace. A wall mounted thermostat, a remote control device, or an off and on switch are used as a controlling mechanism for the insert. Another important component to an insert is the set of gas logs surrounded by a firebox, or heat exchanger, made of ceramic, cast iron, or steel that actually produces the heat. Often it is sealed away in the front by a glass panel.

When the heat is produced it is often dispersed into the room by a fan. An outer shell is usually present to aid in the minimizing of heat loss to masonry while also delivering heat to the room. Thus waste of resources is reduced, which causes an appreciable reduction of strain on the budget as well, especially if that budget is a limited one.

Keeping the insert and the area around it clean is also much easier than it would be for a conventional fireplace. The floors of the inserts are flat to allow for the nearly effortless removal of ashes, dust, or any other debris.

Options for decorating the unit an the area around it are almost limitless when an insert has been installed. Some come with preinstalled brick or tile, while others have an empty frame to allow for an owner to put in his, or her, own design into it. There are a few that even allow the tiles to slide into place without there being any need for permanent installation. This allows the changing of the look of a fireplace with little effort. You need only to remove the old tile and slide in the new ones.

A further benefit gained by using a gas insert is that it is cleaner burning. The production of air pollution is thus significantly reduced. Those that are environmentally conscious feel that this factor is a plus. Especially for those that actively seek a way to live that minimizes their individual impact on the environment.

So if you wish to find a better, safer, cleaner, and environmentally conscious way to keep your house warm consider gas fireplace inserts. Not only are they easy on the environment but they are a means of reducing the cost of heating your home. All because heating efficiency has increased and heat loss has decreased.

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Almazan, Bill A. "What You Need To Know About Gas Fireplace Inserts." What You Need To Know About Gas Fireplace Inserts. 25 Jun. 2010. 17 Feb 2016 <>.

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