What’s cozier on a raw winter day when the deep winter winds are howling, than snuggling up in front of a fireplace? And in the chilly early days of spring, wouldn’t it be nice, instead of turning on the furnace, to light a fire instead?
It’s hard to beat the idea of a fireplace. It’s the reality of a fireplace that bursts the bubble. Let’s fix that.
We get it. They’re beautiful! And when you bought your home you had visions of you and your loved ones gathered around it warming your toes. According to the National Association of Home Builders, fireplaces rank among the top three features desired by new homebuyers. Fireplaces, however, can send up to eight percent of valuable furnace-heated air up the chimney.
And there’s more! The ashes have to be shoveled out and disposed of safely, there’s that fine layer of soot that collects on the walls and ceiling over time, and the wood that has to be brought in from outside. Oh, and don’t forget the wood also has to be chopped, split and stacked.
Wouldn’t it be great if your fireplace was clean, easy to light, and actually saved energy all while delivering that cozy ambiance? As it turns out, you can have all of the above – by installing a propane fireplace insert.
Adding a propane insert can transform your fireplace into an efficient heat source that maintains all the beauty a fireplace adds to your décor. And the convenience is hard to beat.
Propane fireplace inserts generate heat quickly and can provide either radiant or convective heat transfer throughout a home. With electric starts, remote control, and thermostat operations, a gas fireplace ignites easily with no burning embers, and flame size can be automatically controlled.
We also recommend you look for models with battery back up to ensure operation during a power outage, as well as built in fans to ensure a more efficient distribution of heat.
Still have questions? Ready to get started? Dead River Company sells, installs, and services propane fireplace inserts. We can make recommendations to meet your home heating—and budget—needs. Contact us today for more information and a free estimate.