What Are Wood Stove Inserts?
A wood stove insert consists of a firebox surrounded by a steel shell and is designed to fit within the firebox of a masonry fireplace. Masonry fireplaces tend to be polluting and inefficient heat sources, so wood stove inserts convert them into a more effective solution. The insert’s steel shell makes sure that the heat produced by the firebox flows into the room and not out the chimney, as is common with masonry fireplaces. This is a great heat source for those looking to add some heat comfort to their home.
Is a Wood Stove Insert Right for Me?
If you have a masonry fireplace, a wood stove insert is a great option to create a more effective heat source and improve the air quality, as they burn very efficiently. New wood stove inserts also reduce the amount of wood that your wood stove consumes.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires that all wood stove inserts have a stainless steel liner that runs from the top of the insert all the way to the top of the chimney. If your wood stove insert does not have a liner, your insurance company could deny your claim in the case of a chimney fire.
Our partner, Chimcare, sells EPA-approved chimney liners and specializes in installing them.