Pellet fireplace inserts deliver all the advantages of wood heating fireplaces, but with a pristine, compact, and simple to use fuel. Let’s take a look at some other benefits of using a pellet fireplace insert.
Traditional masonry fireplaces operate on what is known as an open system which means there is nothing to reflect the fire’s heat into your home. Furthermore, masonry fireplaces lose most of the heat they produce out the chimney; the main reason masonry chimneys are popular with wildlife.
Pellet fireplaces are in a closed, self-contained system. The pellet fireplace insert can fit directly inside your pre-existing masonry fireplace. Our crews know how to install a pellet fireplace insert inside your old fireplace’s firebox. And good news, the pellets clean-burning efficiency of 80% or greater makes a pellet stove an excellent choice for lowering your heating bills.
Masonry fireplaces require that logs be lugged and stored before finally bringing them inside to be placed in the firebox. It’s a time-consuming labor-intensive process. You also have to deal with the mishmash of bark shavings, wood chips, and occasionally insects such as ants and termites.
Pellets come in bags and are placed in a hopper that automatically feeds the pellets into the fire. It’s a very neat and uncomplicated process that requires no extra labor from you.
That masonry fireplace in your living room constructed in the 1970s has been out of style for fifty years and probably won’t be in style for another fifty. The Regency pellet insert fireplaces we install come in a wide variety of colors and designs. It can go right over the old fireplace in your living room and improve the aesthetics of the whole house. Pellet fireplace inserts are perfect for home remodeling projects.
The pellets that fuel these inserts may look like something you would feed your pet, but they are composed of recycled wood pieces, sawdust, wood chips, wood shavings, and bark. They are condensed and create fuel pellets. The pellets are simple to store and don’t require the space of a woodshed where logs are kept. The pellets are manufactured to significantly decrease moisture, which creates a clean-burning and efficient heat source.
Two grades of pellets are available- standard and premium. Using a premium-grade pellet is recommended. Keep in mind that not all premium-grade pellets are created equal, and quality can vary from brand to brand, so be sure to shop for pellets with low ash content and higher heat outputs.
Some standard-grade pellets might have additives and contain excessive bark, which in turn creates an over-abundance of ash when burned. If you have any questions, our fireplace experts will be happy to discuss them with you.
Visit our showroom at 11164 US 24 in Woodland Park and look at the Regency model pellet fireplace inserts yourself. Our fireplace experts can help you choose which model works for your home and go over a plan for installing it in your home. We schedule an appointment time of your choice when we can come to your house to measure, inspect, and help you determine the right choice for your needs. We offer fireplace insert installation in Woodland Park CO, Colorado Springs CO, Monument CO, Fort Carson CO, Penrose CO, and Florence CO. Call us now at (719) 661-3277 or fill out our online contact form. Don’t use dirty, time-consuming masonry fireplace anymore; call us today!