Installing Efficient Fireplace Inserts for Homeowners in California’s Central Coast

There’s nothing cozier than relaxing by a warm fireplace at the end of a long day. However, if you hope to actually heat your home with a fire, you’ll be disappointed to learn that traditional fireplaces—and especially older ones—are not very efficient. In fact, when the temperature drops below freezing, you might actually lose heat through your fireplace, despite a crackling fire. Although we are fortunate to experience mostly mild weather here in Santa Maria and the greater Central Coast region of California, you still want your fireplace to perform optimally. Nostalgics is pleased to offer an ideal solution: fireplace inserts.

What Is a Fireplace Insert?

Fireplace inserts are often mistakenly thought to be the process of “inserting” a fireplace into your home where there wasn’t one before. Actually, a fireplace insert is essentially a sealed metal box with a glass panel or door on the front, which is inserted into an existing fireplace to increase its efficiency, generate more heat, and reduce emissions. These benefits are possible thanks to a fireplace insert’s closed combustion system, as opposed to the open system of traditional fireplaces.

They can also change the fuel source of a fireplace. For example, we can install a gas insert into what was originally a wood-burning fireplace. Fireplace inserts are available in various fuel types, including wood, gas, electric, and pellets.

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Contact Nostalgics today to learn more about our fireplace inserts and other chimney, stove, and fireplace products and services. We would be happy to schedule a consultation at your home, whether you live in Santa Maria or elsewhere in the Central Coast area.

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