What is the most eco-friendly fireplace insert?

If you’re looking for a fireplace insert for your home this winter, Electric fireplaces are essentially the most eco-friendly unit. While it may not have enough energy to heat your entire home on its own, most are very efficient and don’t use nearly as much energy as a gas or wood fireplace. You’ll also save money and energy compared to using no fireplace at all. 

If you aren’t quite sold on it yet, we’ve laid out some of the benefits of the electric fireplace, including its energy efficiency, heating capabilities, not to mention the great energy it can bring into a room.

Do Electric Fireplaces Produce Carbon Emissions?

Unlike wood or gas inserts, electric fireplaces do not produce any carbon emissions. They are the best source of all electric heaters. The heating process is very different from using natural gas or wood to create a flame, which is why there are no emissions produced by the fireplace. Electric fireplaces rely on electrical elements known as resistors to generate heat, producing none of the harmful carbon monoxide that some fossil fuels emit when burned incompletely.

How Fuel Efficient Are Electric Fireplaces?

Electric units run as efficiently as any other kind of electric heater, and they don’t require venting like a wood fireplace does either. In addition, some units can have their energy consumption precisely adjusted to provide just as much heat as you want, unlike with gas or wood fireplaces that have a set supply of heat. As long as you don’t set your thermostat to its maximum setting, it’s possible to save money every month.

Can Electric Fireplaces Save You Money?

An electric fireplace can help you save money on your energy bills by taking the place of other heating sources in your house. An electric fireplace can actually reduce your heating costs by 20-40% in total. They are especially useful for areas where you don’t want to use gas or wood and they allow you to turn off the furnace until they need supplementary heating (like at night). Our most popular models can even be programmed to come on at certain times – they include built-in timers – so they only run when necessary and thus increase your savings further! In addition to its direct benefit by reducing carbon footprint, an electric fireplace can lower your energy bill because it requires less overall heat to be effective in warming a space than a natural gas or wood fireplace does.

Find Your Next Fireplace Insert

With all of this information in mind, we understand many still prefer a more traditional wood or gas stove. However if you do use wood/gas and you’re looking to make a change in order to help the environment, we definitely suggest switching to electric. Regardless of the type of fireplace you’re looking for, give us a call at 781-562-0771 or contact us here for more information.

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