A cozy fire on a cold night is the perfect backdrop for an evening at home. As great as a roaring fire can be, if your fireplace isn’t energy efficient, you may not be getting the most out of it. It’s estimated that in an inefficient fireplace, over 80% of the heat produced from your fireplace exits your home through the chimney instead of heating your living space. Unfortunately, this leads to you turning up the heat in your home or adding more blankets to stay warm. If you’re looking for a more energy efficient option to heat your living space, you’ve come to the right place. These are the most energy efficient fireplace models for your home.
Gas Fireplace or Insert
A gas fireplace or insert is a popular choice for many homeowners. It’s more cost effective, energy efficient and environmentally friendly. A gas fireplace or insert will convert up to 80% of energy into heat. And it’s even powerful enough to heat a large living space, keeping it warm and cozy for longer periods of time.
If you aren’t a fan of the smoke and mess that comes with a traditional fireplace, you’re in luck. One big advantage of a gas fireplace is that you get the heat and ambiance of a traditional wood-burning fireplace, without the smoke.
Electric Fireplace Inserts
An electric fireplace insert is an extremely energy efficient choice for your home. Thanks to their design, some models fit neatly into an existing fireplace framework while providing all of the ambiance of a traditional fireplace. Some hang on the wall at any location. Rather than use gas or firewood, electric fireplace inserts simply plug into a power outlet.
For the traditional fireplace lover, a wood-burning fireplace insert is the best of both worlds. You get energy efficiency with the charm of a wood-burning fireplace.
If you already have a traditional fireplace in your home, you can upgrade it to be more energy efficient with a wood-burning insert. These inserts are designed to fit into your existing fireplace structure and are very versatile. They can even be installed in rooms without an established fireplace thanks to their self-contained design.
A wood-burning fireplace insert offers greater control over the intensity of the fire. It sends more heat into your living room instead of out through the chimney. You can even increase the energy efficiency of the insert by choosing glass doors for the front of your insert. This helps keep the heat where you want it and you still get a great view of the flames crackling in the fireplace.
Energy efficiency is an important consideration as you choose the right fireplace for your home. If you still need help deciding between the most energy efficient fireplace models, contact IHT Hot Tubs & Fireplaces! Proudly serving the Denver, Colorado, area since 1978, our team of experts is ready to offer you the best service and advice as you shop for a fireplace. We have a vast selection of gas, electric, and wood-burning insert fireplace options available, including Kozy Heat fireplaces. No matter your preference, we have the best option for your home. Call us today at 303-296-7727 and ask for your free quote.