Wood Burning Fireplace Inserts – Certified Insert Installs
Four Seasons Fireplace & Chimney offers wood-burning fireplace insert sales and installations and a variety of other fireplace makeovers to homeowners in Knoxville TN, surrounding cities of Jefferson City TN, Pigeon Forge TN, Gatlinburg TN, Maryville TN, and Oak Ridge TN as well as throughout the area.
Masonry fireplaces are favorite home amenities, but many homeowners interested in protecting the environment have realized they are too inefficient. When energy costs are high and a fireplace doesn’t help to heat the home in winter, many homeowners seek hearth appliance changeouts, such as wood-burning fireplace inserts. At Four Seasons Fireplace & Chimney, we offer a range of fireplace makeovers, fireplace insert sales and installations, and wood-burning fireplace inserts in a wide assortment of styles.
What is a Wood-Burning Fireplace Insert?
Wood fireplace inserts offer the pleasant aesthetics of seeing wood burn through glass doors. You can smell the aroma of burning wood and hear the crackling and popping sounds. Yet, they are very different from masonry fireplaces. Wood-burning fireplace inserts use technology to burn wood more completely and to reduce the amount of smoke and particulate matter released into the air. A refractory chamber in the insert circulates air in the firebox and back into the room and creates hotter fires that achieve more complete combustion.
When you are getting a fireplace makeover with a switch to a wood fireplace insert, the first step is to get accurate measurements of the firebox. An insert will be custom built for your fireplace. It is usually necessary to have a new stainless-steel chimney liner installed, to meet manufacturer’s requirements for proper operation of the insert. Wood-burning fireplace insert installation is one of the services we offer homeowners in Knoxville and throughout the area, including in Jefferson City, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Morristown, Maryville, and Oak Ridge.
Wood-burning fireplace inserts are 70% efficient or more, which means that at least 70% of the heat from fires goes into your home. This is a tremendous improvement in efficiency, when you consider that traditional fireplaces are rarely as much as 10% efficient. Some estimates are that you can cut your heating costs by 10% to 40% in winter using a wood fireplace insert.
Additional Benefits of Wood Fireplace Inserts
Hearth appliance changeouts to wood fireplace inserts make a lot of sense when you consider their many benefits. Because inserts are highly efficient, the firewood you use can burn for three to five hours before more wood needs to be added. Firewood is the most economical heating fuel. If you heat your home with a wood-burning fireplace insert, your annual cost is estimated to be approximately $922 per year. If you have your own land and cut your own firewood, however, the fuel is no cost to you.
You can enhance your home décor with the wood fireplace insert you choose. Wood-burning inserts come in many beautiful styles, sizes, finishes, and shapes. Whether your décor is traditional, classic, rustic, contemporary, ultra-modern, or shabby chic, you can count on finding a wood-burning fireplace insert that will complement your home.
Contact Four Seasons Fireplace & Chimney
At Four Seasons Fireplace & Chimney, our CCP-certified technicians can deliver professional wood-burning fireplace insert installation for homeowners in Knoxville, Jefferson City, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Morristown, Maryville, Oak Ridge, and the greater Knoxville area. We can also help you choose the size and style that’s right for you and your home. Call us today.