Due to rising energy costs people are looking towards alternate
means to heat their home. Wood is one of the most popular choices
since it is easily obtainable and relatively inexpensive.
By burning wood in a masonry fireplace you probably think that
you are saving money, when in fact you are actually losing it.
On average, the normal homeowner's masonry fireplace is -15%
efficient when in use! This leads to heating bills being
more than $500 higher per winter than they should be. You might find yourself
saying "So what, I like the look and the ambiance of burning
real wood." Well who doesn't, but tell me how great burning
wood is when you see that first gas bill in the winter or even
your central air bill during the summer. Almost everybody
likes the look of a burning fireplace and everybody likes saving
money. So what we have done is put together some products
that will start saving you money from the first day you install
them. If used correctly, these products can transform
your fireplace from an inefficient aesthetically appealing unit,
to a money saving energy efficient fireplace.
We have talked about ways to save money when not using your fireplace, but what about when you are using it. A relatively inexpensive way to retrieve heat from your fireplace is with the use of a grate heater. There are various types of grate heaters but the basic principle is the same. The hollow tubing gets hot from the fire and a fan blows heat through the hollow tubes and back into the room. Some are thermostatically controlled so the fan will turn on automatically once the tubing reaches a certain temperature. While in most cases these units are not enough to heat your entire home, they will produce between 10,000 to 40,000 BTU's, enough to heat a large room and other parts of the home. Some can be used with fireplace doors, making your fireplace even more efficient. A grate heater is a must for anyone who has a wood burning fireplace. Check out our wide selection of hearth heaters.
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