Many homeowners begin to start thinking about cozy nights around the fireplace during this time of year. With autumn approaching, there is no better time to start planning for those shorter days and cooler nights inside. Whether you have owned your home for years or are building the house of your dreams, choosing a fireplace insert over a traditional fireplace is a smart choice. But why? We’re here to answer all of your questions about fireplace inserts!

What is a Fireplace Insert? 

A fireplace insert is a metal appliance that fits directly inside existing fireplace masonry. When installed properly by a professional, the design of fireplace inserts make them air-tight, efficient, and easy to use. 

Why Choose a Fireplace Insert for Your Home?

There are many reasons homeowners choose to install a fireplace insert in their house. Here are just a few:

Which Fireplace Insert Is Best

Fireplace Inserts are Attractive

From modern lofts to classic cabins, fireplace inserts come in an array of styles, colors, and sizes that are perfect for any home. Head over to our “Design Your Fireplace” tool on to start designing the perfect fireplace for you and your family! Choose from sleek, clean-faced inserts or more decorative styles that set the tone for a cozy evening at home.

Choosing an Efficient Fireplace Insert Will Save You Time and Money

Not only are fireplace inserts attractive, they are more efficient and more affordable than traditional fireplaces. Compared to a traditional fireplace, inserts can dramatically increase the burn time and heat output of your fire. You will spend less money on fuel sources, as your fireplace insert will create a fire that burns more slowly, while generating more heat in your home. 

You will also save time when starting your fire. Many fireplace inserts operate at the push of a button or by remote. You can start enjoying your evening fire as soon as you are ready with a fireplace insert.

Choose Your Heat Source

Similar to with freestanding stoves, fireplace inserts are available with different fuel sources. You can decide to heat your home with one of the following sources: 

  • Wood
  • Natural gas
  • Pellet
  • Coal
  • Propane

What you choose for your insert depends on your personal preference. Our experts are here to help you determine what fuel source will be best for your lifestyle.

Maintaining Gas Fireplace Inserts is Easy

If you love snuggling up by a fire but are less thrilled about cleaning the mess it leaves behind, you will love switching to a gas fireplace insert. With gas fireplace inserts, the most maintenance you will need to do will be regular cleaning of the glass door. Since gas burns so clean, there is no debris to dispose of and little to do inside of the unit after enjoying a long winter of fires.

Fireplace Inserts Work During Power Outages

Due to heat waves and wildfire precautions, Bay Area residents are becoming increasingly familiar with PG&E power shut-offs. Some fireplace inserts have a battery back-up system that will allow you to keep the fire burning during a power outage. You will be able to rest assured that your fireplace insert will continue to produce heat and light during these stressful times.

Learn More from the Fireplace Insert Professionals at Creative Energy

If you are looking to transform your home with the addition of a new fireplace insert, Creative Energy is here to help. Our team of professionals are experts at selecting and installing your insert with precision and care. After shopping for fireplace inserts with us, you will be set up for many wonderful winters in front of the fire.

Contact us or schedule an appointment at one of our San Francisco Bay Area showrooms in San Rafael, San Mateo, and Concord. We are here to help you choose the best fireplace insert for your home!