Combat Rising Fuel Costs with a New Heating Stove or Fireplace Insert
Winters in Buffalo, NY, Rochester, NY, and all points in between can be brutal. They can also be expensive when it comes to paying for fuel to heat your home. A good way to combat high fuel costs is with a new fireplace insert or heating stove that actually conserves energy rather than wastes it. Felgemacher Fireplace Shop of Buffalo would like to share some information about the difference you can experience with a fine new wood-burning heating appliance.
Are you using an open masonry fireplace?
Traditional masonry fireplaces look nice, but they’re not good heat producers. In fact, as much as 90% of the heat they create is lost right up the chimney. With a masonry fireplace, homeowners still need to rely heavily on their gas or electric heat to keep warm.
Beautiful options for bringing more heat into your home
When adding supplemental heat to your home, you want an appliance that not only provides plenty of warmth but also looks great and enhances your decor. To this end, you have some very attractive options: like a new free- standing wood stove, or a new wood fireplace insert. Let’s look at both.
Free-standing heating stoves
Wood heating stoves are rising in popularity throughout the Northeast for many reasons. They can be placed virtually anywhere in your home, as long as there’s access for the vent pipe. Modern stoves from top makers are known for surprising levels of heat. With heat-efficiency ratings of 75% and higher, you’ll enjoy a lot of warmth along with stylish elegance with the many design choices available.
If you prefer to use the masonry fireplace you’ve already got and not add a stove somewhere in the house, consider a fireplace insert. These appliances are made in a factory and placed right into the firebox of your existing masonry fireplace. Wood-burning inserts take the place of your old fireplace and generate far more heat than any masonry fireplace ever could. They use their own vent pipe, which extends up through your original chimney. As to beauty, you’ll be amazed at how a new insert will add prestige and charm to your room.
Check out the best new stoves and inserts
Felgemacher Fireplace Shop can show you many exciting stove and insert options in our showroom at 2727 Broadway Suite 5 in Cheektowaga, NY. Our helpful staff will answer your questions and help you select the perfect new appliance that matches your heating requirements and decorative tastes.
Felgemacher Masonry & Chimney can install any of these appliances you decide to take home. Our installation work complies with all local and state building and fire-safety codes. Once your new appliance is set up, we’ll walk you through its operation, making sure you know how to use it, care for it and get the most out of it. Speak with a home-heating expert today at (716) 482-1820 and learn how to win the battle of rising fuel prices.
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