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john

Reducing oil consumption with a high efficiency wood fireplace insert!

What You Need to Know

Description:

Wood insert fireplace, installed flush into existing fireplace with a masonry chimney

Other Benefits:

Warmth and a beautiful fireplace glow all season.

Maintenance Requirements:

Annual maintenance to clean, similar cost to regular chimney sweeping. Removal of ash regularly by homeowner.

Efficiency or Sustainability Improvements:

Hybrid hot water heater, insulation, new windows, programmable thermostat, sealing around windows/doors.

My Motivation:

High oil costs and traditional fireplace generated only moderate heat in the room but took heat from the rest of the house, making it inefficient.

Advice:

Go for it!

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