Top 5 Reasons to Choose a Wood or Gas Fireplace Insert!
1 – Save money and increase efficiency
Buying a hearth insert isn’t only a long-term investment in your home, it also can end in energy savings.
Fireplace inserts are zone heaters, which means they heat specific areas of your home. These areas are usually where people spend most of their time: living rooms/living rooms and other common areas. Zone heating allows you to turn off the oven, which heats your entire home and focuses the heat in the areas where you spend most of your time.
Regency gas and wood-burning fireplaces produce radiant heat that heats everything in the path of the fire to help raise the room temperature and, combined with a fan, heats your home more effectively. Open fireplaces are responsible for a significant amount of heat loss, even with the damper closed hot air can escape your home, and cool air enters. Then you must continually heat more cool air to maintain temperature. With a traditional open masonry fireplace, heat loss can be a real problem. An open wood fire or gas log is only 10-15% efficient, which means that around 85-90% of the heat generated immediately rises through the fireplace and out of your home.
An electric fireplace insert can help to sell your home and reduce the amount of heat that escapes. Regency fireplace inserts help preserve room temperature when not in use and create warmth and comfort while in use, resulting in cost savings without having to fight for a sweater.
A sealed box allows for much more efficient combustion, around 70-75%. This increased efficiency is then directed to your home rather than out the chimney.
A single load of wood will burn for a mean of 6-8 hours and even up to 14 hours in some cases.
2 – Experience new levels of convenience!
One of the best things about having a gas fireplace insert is the convenience it brings you. With the flick of a switch or the push of a button, you can start a fire.
Regency premium gas fireplace inserts are often set to take care of a particular temperature during a room for a selected period or they will be programmed to show on / off at a specific time. This gives you the ability to enter a warm home immediately after work without having to keep the fireplace or oven running all day!
Most importantly, your remote control acts as a portable thermostat. If you’ve lit the fire at a specific temperature, it will maintain the temperature based on where you and the remote are sitting. If you move around the room, the fireplace will adjust to ensure that your location’s ambient temperature matches the preset. No more getting up to adjust the thermostat if it’s too cold or too hot. Just set it up and forget it!
3 – Go Green: Help Reduce Emissions
Many municipalities are banning older wood fires or traditional masonry fireplaces due to their negative environmental impact and favoring cleaner models with lower emissions.
One of the most environmentally friendly fossil fuels is natural gas. Clean combustion means there are few or no particles and very limited emissions. Therefore, many local governments support the change from older wood-burning fireplaces to a gas insert. Many of Regency’s gas fireplaces and gas fireplace inserts have efficiency ratings of more than 70%.
Many of Regency’s freestanding and built-in wood-burning fireplaces offer the same efficiency ratings, making them eligible for government rebates.
A traditional fireplace uses the oxygen available in the room as part of the reaction required for the fire and to produce heat. The burn it produces is what is called incomplete combustion with the production of black smoke. Black smoke contains many particles and is the result of the production of other gases during the process. These are the top contributors to air pollution and are the key focus of many cities’ clean air programs.
4 – Our fireplaces work, even when the energy is not working!
If you lose power, your Regency wood or gas insert will continue to ignite and produce radiant heat. If a winter storm leaves you without power, there is no need to worry; it will still be nice and warm, even if it’s in the dark. All Regency gas and wood-burning fireplaces operate safely without electricity. A gas or wood fireplace insert will be able to provide radiant heat and keep you and your home warm, no matter what the weather conditions.
5 – Transform the room!
Adding a hearth insert to your home can dramatically transform the visual appearance of an area without a serious renovation!
The fireplace is that the focus of most rooms. You can enjoy the warmth and comfort of a fire on a regular basis while also adding a visually appealing permanent feature to your home by installing a gas or wood fireplace insert. Designed to fit into your existing masonry, a fireplace insert can update your room’s design without the need for large-scale renovations.
Regency’s high-quality fireplace inserts are available a mess of customizable design options, from traditional to contemporary, and that we offer a good range of hearth accessories to assist your new. The fireplace insert will fit in nicely with your existing decor. this enables you to urge the right fireplace insert that most accurately fits your home and your style.