Install a Pellet-Burning Fireplace Insert and Save Money

Have you ever thought of heating your home with pellets? If you are one of the many individuals that pay large sums of money to fuel your masonry constructed wood-burning fireplace, you may want to consider converting your fireplace to your main home heating device. To do this, you would simply have to purchase a pellet insert, and your home will be heated by environmentally-friendly and renewable pellets.

Switching your home over to pellet heating will save you so much money over time. The fact is; you’re losing money by not switching right away. According to woodpellets.com, homeowners can save an average of $950 by switching over to pellet heating. Fuel prices are always rising, and are often unpredictable throughout the winter season. This makes it extremely difficult for any household to plan their monthly heating budget for their home. Pellet heating is a relatively stable market, which will allow you to maintain your cost of heating throughout the year.

By installing a pellet insert, you can provide warmth to your home that is cleaner to burn, and costs less over the long run.

Transforming a Fireplace with a Pellet Insert

If you are currently trying to heat your home using a traditional masonry conducted wood-burning fireplace, you know that this isn’t an effective fuel method. These fireplaces can exhaust as much as 18,000 cubic feet of heated air outside the home according to the U.S. Department of Energy. While heat is being exhausted outside, cold air is being drawn into your home through windows and doors making it very difficult to provide adequate heating throughout your home.

With a pellet insert, your fireplace will be transformed into an efficient heating machine. The inserts are designed to fit directly into your existing masonry fireplace, so you can be certain you won’t be losing any heat. When your insert is being installed your chimney will be equipped with a vent pipe that will expel the fire’s combustion outside the home. This will help protect your indoor air quality and provide more efficient heating in your home.

Environmentally Beneficial Heating

Pellet Fuel is an environmentally-friendly source of heat for even the most highly-efficient custom green homes. These little pellets are created from byproducts like compacted sawdust, wood chips, bark, agricultural crop waste and other natural materials. Instead of using fossil fuels that are expensive to extract and are harmful to the environment, you can use an alternative fuel that you can be proud of. Pellets burn very cleanly in a pellet insert and produce very little ash for cleanup. Since they are such a condensed and high efficiency burning fuel, they give off far less emissions than other traditional fuel sources. With pellet fuel you can be comforted in knowing that your home fuel source is friendly to the planet as well as your wallet.

This article was written by Molly Banton who works with Heatilator, a Hearth & Home Technologies company. 

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Comment by Eric Johnson on June 9, 2013 at 4:16am

I agree with you Molly. Pellet burning fireplaces are great money saver. Based on my experience, I really notice a great decrease on my expenses for fuel since I used the pellet burning fireplace insert.

Comment by Jeena Smith on May 19, 2013 at 11:41pm

Fireplace burning insert must be of very good quality. It should be a combo of lower price and high efficiency.

pellet burning insert is an ideal medium for saving money. Molly, i really appreciate your this environment friendly Fireplace idea.

Thanks for sharing.

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