A wood insert allows you to keep the beautiful façades or your traditional wood fireplace while increasing your energy efficiency by 50% to 70%. Maintain your present decor and be more ecological. Your wood insert will need regular sweeps and inspection. Hard woods are preferable.
Gas inserts are built-in to your existing masonry fireplace. Gas inserts prevent heat loss and offers superior energetic efficiency by 60% to 70%. Carbon monoxide detectors are necessary for your security. Gas is slightly costlier than fire logs.
Pellet inserts offer advantages of other types of combustibles. Pellet inserts have the nice features of wood with less maintenance. They can be a bit noisy and will not work in case of power outage, unless plugged to a generator.
Popular, environmentally-friendly pellet stoves give you radiant heat and economy not to mention effortless operation.