Fireplace Inserts 101: An Overview

Napoleon Insert

Fireplace inserts fit nicely into existing fireplace structures and can help revive them into powerful, efficient, and beautiful home heating machines. A fireplace insert allows you to enjoy the warm look and feel of a traditional masonry fireplace, but with cleaner, more efficient and user-friendly flames.

Are you considering retro-fitting your dull, drafty fireplace with a high-efficiency insert? Here is an overview of your options:

Wood Burning Fireplace Inserts

A wood burning fireplace insert combines the old-world charm of a
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Spring Cleaning your Fireplace — Part One: Removing Soot from Brick and Glass without Harsh Cleansers

Removing soot stains from the fireplace is one spring-cleaning chore no one wants to do. A bit of elbow grease is required, especially if the job’s been on the “avoid” list for a while. But you can get great results by using gentle, natural cleaners that will have the brick, glass, and tile around your fireplace gleaming.

Start the process by cleaning out ash from the firebox (for wood- or pellet-burners). Vacuum and dust all the surfaces as thoroughly as possible.

Cleaning Brick

Soot is
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