Fireplace Inserts: So, what is a fireplace insert? Essentially, it is a self-contained unit that can ONLY BE INSTALLED INTO AN EXISTING WOODBURNING FIREPLACE. Fireplace inserts are designed to burn wood, gas, pellet or electric fuel types. The major benefit to installing a fireplace insert is the increase in efficiency, where your fireplace opening is not “closed down” with the insert and your damper may be insulated to stop cold air from pouring down the chimney into your room which means no more drafty chimney when a fire is not burning. The fireplace inserts are designed to only provide heat into the room, not take it away and send it up the chimney. This is achieved through various heat distribution sources, such as: blower fans, heat radiating ceramic glass and thermostat control. Fireplace inserts also allow a litany of aesthetic design options with custom fronts and doors available. Turn that drafty chimney into an exceptional heating element that also offers style and ambiance by installing a fireplace insert today.
Pro Tip: Is a Gas Log a Fireplace Insert?: A “Gas Log” is not a fireplace insert, though they are commonly considered one in the same by the general public. Gas logs replace the grate in your fireplace with a gas burner, and refractory logs are installed upon the burner. YOU MUST use the burner and logs designed and UL Listed by the same manufacturer. Some require a fully functional chimney for their exhaust (vented gas log sets), and some can be operated with the damper closed (vent free gas log sets). Vent free gas log sets burn at 99.9% efficiency and exhaust into the room harmless heated air making them a great option for effective heating.
As one of the leading fireplace stores located in New Jersey, and as an Industry Recognized “Retailer Of the Year” Finalist, you can be assured that we have the widest selection fireplaces and fireplace inserts for you to choose from in South Jersey and other local areas, and that our Expert Staff will work diligently to help you identify your needs, choose the correct product and add value to your home. All of our staff are knowledgeable and determined to providing the most exceptional customer service. Our NFI (National Fireplace Institute) certified technicians are experienced and committed to safety, service and attention to detail. We will ensure that the fireplace you envisioned is the fireplace you receive. Rettinger’s installs all fireplaces according to the manufacturer’s specific installation instructions so they are safe and reliable. Our NJ fireplace options and services include:
To learn more about what some of the difference between a fireplace and a fireplace insert are, to find out which one will be most cost-effective for you, please give us a call, or fill out a contact form on our site.
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