Is a wood-burning insert worth it?
Studies have shown that as much as 95 percent of the residual heat in a traditional wood fireplace is expelled outside. A wood-burning fireplace insert offers a slower, more efficient burn rate providing up to five hours of uninterrupted heat. It consumes less fuel and has heating efficiencies of 80+ percent!
How much is a wood burning stove insert?
How Much Do Wood Fireplace Inserts Cost? A DIY wood-burning insert may be found for under $2,000. However, the chimney liner system could cost that much or more. By the time a new liner system, complete installation and the unit itself is bundled together, the cost could exceed $5,000.
How do I choose a wood-burning fireplace insert?
They must be the right dimensions for your particular space, so measure the height, width and depth of your fireplace from the back wall to the front opening. Use those specs to ensure a proper fit. Additionally, the insert needs to produce the right amount of heat for your room.
How far does wood stove need to be away from wall?
The standard clearance recommended by the National Fire Protection Agency is 36 inches. This means that the back of the stove should be 36 inches away from any combustible material, such as woodwork, unprotected walls, furniture and even firewood.
Does fireplace insert need chimney liner?
When installing a fireplace insert in your existing fireplace it is now required that you install a chimney liner system to vent the appliance. In addition to your installation being compliant with local code, there are many other benefits to installing a stainless steel chimney liner.
How much is a new fireplace insert?
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Do I need a chimney for a wood-burning insert?
Luckily for those living in modern homes, you do not need a chimney to install a wood burning or pellet stove. However, it may require more work than if your home was built with a chimney. This is because you will need to fit a twin wall flue system through the roof or wall of your building.