News & Updates

Wood Burning Fireplace Inserts for Reliable and Beautiful Heat

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, October 31, 2018
The Woodstove Fireplace & Patio Shop - Gas Fireplace Inserts

Winter often brings with it power outages. It can get pretty cold at home while you wait for the power to get turned back on. But, homeowners who heat with wood have no worries about warmth. Wood burning fireplace inserts allow you to stay warm even without power. Fall may have just begun, but this is the time to invest in a wood burning fireplace insert.

When you see snow and wind outside, it makes the idea of a beautiful fire seem all that much more inviting. It is comforting to know that no matter the weather, you and your family will be warm. When winter brings with it power outages, a wood burning insert allows you to stay warm.

Today’s inserts for fireplace are EPA certified, which means they use less wood, they burn cleaner, and they create more heat. This could be the best time to buy a fireplace insert. As home heating expenses rise, home owners are re-discovering the beauty of wood as a cheaper option and beautiful options. And, wood burning inserts are design features for homes.

Wood inserts today have come a long way. The fire box is designed to burn wood efficiently. This gives off more heat and the heat is cleaner and hotter an open fire. So when you heat your home with a wood burning fireplace insert, there are many benefits:

  • Lower heating bills
  • Guaranteed heat when the power goes out
  • Beauty and ambiance.
  • Once installed, a wood stove can give you a lifetime of trouble-free heat.

There's nothing like wood heat. For more information on wood burning fireplace inserts, contact The Woodstove Fireplace & Patio Shop.

Fireplace Inserts: Heating with Natural Gas is Attractive and Easy

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, October 24, 2018
The Woodstove Fireplace & Patio Shop - Gas Fireplace Inserts

It is not too late to start heating your home more efficiently and easily. If you heat with oil, but have natural gas in the house, you have numerous options. In fact, by adding a gas fireplace insert to help heat your home, you can reduce the price of your oil bill by quite a bit.

In fact, a new gas fireplace insert is very often more efficient than your furnace. So heating your home with gas is more cost effective. If your home has a natural gas line you are already halfway there.

At The Woodstove Fireplace & Patio Shop we have many customers that come see us about better and more attractive ways to heat their homes. Wood works for many homeowners. But often, once we start talking about their home and their lifestyle and we find out they have a natural gas line already running to their home and they usually choose a gas fireplace insert.

Natural Gas is the easiest way to add fire to your home, and it’s no work. At the same time, you can reduce your home heating bills during the frigid and snowy winter. Gas inserts are controlled by a switch or remote. If you want a fire burning in your hearth push the button. They are also controlled with a thermostat, for more constant, even heating. No wood to stack, no pellets to haul in.

For more information on gas fireplace inserts contact The Woodstove Fireplace & Patio Shop.

Wood Stoves and Inserts for a Warmer Winter

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Woodstove Fireplace Shop and Patio, MA

The temperature is dropping. The easiest way to improve your home heating this winter is with a new wood stove. Wood stoves are easy to install because they can be vented through any outside wall, they don’t need an existing chimney or a high-tech expensive chimney.

Wood burning stoves are cleaner burning, more efficient, and powerful enough to heat an average-sized home. For a renewable source of energy and relief from fluctuating fuel costs, Wood stoves are the better way to stay warmer this winter.

When you are choosing a wood-burning stove, it's important to select one that is the right size for the space you are heating. When an appliance is too big, homeowners burn fires at a lower temperature in order to keep from overheating the space. This wasted fuel and causes air pollution. If the wood stove is too small, homeowners will use too much fuel and won’t be able to heat the space efficiently or adequately.

A good rule-of-thumb is that a stove rated at 60,000 Btu’s can heat a 2,000-square-foot home. Your local fireplace retailer can help you determine the right size wood stove for your space and your lifestyle.

Traditional open fireplaces are nice for ambiance but should not be used to heat your home; they are inefficient and can actually draw the heat out of your home and up your chimney. Wood stoves and inserts increase the efficiency of your fireplace by allowing you to burn a hotter fire and that heat is forced out into the room. Wood inserts function like wood stoves and use the existing chimney. A properly fitted fireplace insert can function nearly as efficiently as a wood stove.

If you would like to be warmer this winter, contact The Woodstove Fireplace & Patio Shop and we can help you choose the right Wood stove or wood stove or insert for your home.

Gas Fireplace Inserts Are Easy to Use and Efficient

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, October 10, 2018
The Woodstove Fireplace & Patio Shop - Gas Fireplace in Littleton, MA

Heat & Glo modern gas fireplace inserts lead the industry in technology, design and safety. Even after countless patents, awards and honors, Heat & Glo remains driven to prove “No one builds a better fire.” Fireplace inserts make your open fireplace more efficient. In fact, are more efficient than most furnaces.

Transform an existing fireplace opening. A reflective black glass interior and a long ribbon of flame deliver unmatched style. Add ambience to any room and add value to any home with gas fireplace inserts.

  • 30" or 35" viewing area
  • Ribbon flame accentuates true contemporary design
  • Pick your media type and front

Light the fire with the flick of a switch. Control the fire with a thermostat or a remote control. Gas fireplaces are easy to use and are perfect with those with a busy lifestyle. In fact, they are so popular, that our Cosmo Gas Fireplace insert from Heat & Glo is one of our “products of the month.”

For more information on Heat & Glo fireplace inserts, contact The Woodstove Fireplace & Patio Shop. Right now, you can get $100 off on Heat & Glo fireplace inserts.

Fireplace Inserts Save on Home Energy Bills

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, October 03, 2018
The Woodstove Fireplace & Patio Shop - Gas Fireplace in Littleton, MA

The cold weather is on the way. This kind of weather makes anyone want to light a fire and get cozy and warm. But, if your only option is lighting a fire in an old, open fireplace, you’re not getting the warmth you could, and in fact, your home could be leaking heat.

There is no denying that an open, masonry fireplace is attractive and rustic. But in Massachusetts, the fireplace needs more value than just being attractive. An open fireplace is inefficient as a heat source. Fortunately, with the addition of a wood-burning fireplace insert or an added gas line and a gas fireplace insert, your existing open fireplace can heat a room (or a couple rooms) better you’re your furnace. And, because fireplace inserts are sealed they also prevent drafts from the chimney from entering into the home.

An open fireplace is like leaving your door open. Drafts can come in, and heat can go out. They are open all the way to the roof. This is why homeowners today are moving toward wood-burning and gas inserts.

You may be wondering about gas. Is it really more efficient? Most gas inserts are more efficient than a home heating system. Most home heat is 70 to 80 percent efficient, gas inserts are almost 86%.

Your local fireplace retailer can help you determine whether a gas or wood burning fireplace insert is best for your home and your lifestyle. There are advantages and disadvantages of both:

    Gas fireplace inserts - No real disadvantage unless it’s difficult to get a gas line. Gas inserts are very efficient, produce a lot of heat, and can be used during a power outage.

    Wood burning fireplace inserts – Burning wood does produce ash and soot, so the fireplace and chimney should be cleaned at least once a year. However, you will save money on your energy bills. Burning wood is the number 1 way of saving fuel in your home.

Fireplace inserts give you a lot of heat and are safer than open fireplaces because everything is sealed behind glass; and no smells are getting into the home.

For more information on fireplace inserts, contact The Woodstove Fireplace & Patio Shop.

Excerpts –