Many customers visit our showroom to talk to us about their desire to add a fireplace to their home or camp. Many homes in the state of Maine have at least one traditional, masonry fireplace that is hardly used and very in- efficient. A great option for many people is to add a new Fireplace Insert to the home. The insert would slide into the existing fireplace, changing that drafty fireplace into a high efficient heater!
So what are some of the advantages to adding a new Fireplace Insert to your home?
By far the largest benefit to adding an insert would be the energy savings. Depending on what type of fuel you choose, a fireplace insert can range from as little as 20,000 additional BTU’s to 80,000 BTU’s. Heating spaces upwards of 2,000 square feet, versus losing heat up your chimney will save you lots of money! Even just by adding an insert and not even using it will make your home more efficient!
When customers are weighing the differences between purchasing a free-standing stove or a Fireplace Insert one of the big deciding factors is floor space the unit is going to take up. Having a centrally located masonry chimney is the perfect spot to add a heat source and it often doesn’t require any more finish work to complete the install. Fireplaces are beautiful focal points and it makes sense that you want to re-purpose your existing fireplace and make it more effective when it comes to heating your home.
At Granville Stone & Hearth we offer three different fuel types for Fireplace inserts:
1. Gas Insert (Our most popular option)
2. Pellet Inserts (User Friendly)
3. Wood Insert (Amazing heat source)
Gas Inserts (propane or natural gas) are very popular and there are many options available to give your fireplace a great look! Pellet Inserts are often larger in size and there are fewer options than either gas or wood. They do however give you great flexibility and control when heating your home. Wood Inserts are a great option if you enjoy heating with wood and are looking to get more heat from your existing fireplace.
Based on your needs we can help you determine what type of Fireplace Insert would be best for your home. Stop in to our showroom or contact us today to discuss your heating needs!