Have you been searching for a way to keep your home warm and toasty in the winter without running up a ridiculously high eating bill? Our natural granite experts know that struggle is real for millions of homeowners across the country, including those of us living in the South. Autumn is nearing its end, and the nightly temperatures will soon hit chilly averages, making the need for an efficient home heat source all the more important and timely.
No one can deny the nostalgic appeal of a wood-burning fireplace. Lounging with loved ones in front of crackling flames on a cold winter evening sounds lovely, but the harsh reality is that traditional fireplaces are notorious for their wastefulness. Did you know that the majority of the heat produced by conventional wood burners is lost up the chimney? You are in essence wasting your money despite the strong sense of comfort that these devices create.
An insert is a simple solution to your heat-wasting woes. These products are affordable and can dramatically increase your heating source efficiency. Wood and pellet inserts are very popular and have been shown to slash energy bills nearly in half for most households.
How a Fireplace Insert Can Keep Your Energy Use Down
The seasonal savings you can achieve with a fireplace insert will depend on a number of factors. These include what the climate is like where you live, the layout of your home, the quality of your insulation, ceiling heights and the efficiency of the insert.
The return on investment from a superior-grade insert can be extremely high, so be sure to shop around before committing to a purchase. Expect to pay anywhere from $3,000 to $4,000 for a quality custom insert, and please keep in mind that these devices are not meant to serve as primary heating sources.
One of the main reasons the sales of these inserts have skyrocketed in recent years is that they can heat up to 3,000 square feet of living space and burn times range from eight to 10 hours. Whichever insert you end up choosing, take the time to research your options.
When it comes to making your fireplace look amazing, Premier Surfaces carries many different types of granite slabs. Whether its quartz or granite, our custom-designed countertops and fireplace surrounds will go great with your new insert!