Alpine Fireplace & Appliances can help transform your cold and drafty fireplace into an eco-friendly and stylish fireplace insert. Traditional brick and stone fireplaces consume a volume of heated air from other rooms in your home and draw in cold air. It can also create high levels of smoke inside and outside your home. An energy-saving gas, wood or pellet fireplace insert lets you transform your existing hearth into a super-efficient heater that can cut your energy bills by as much as 40% (Source: Leslie Wheeler of the Hearth, Patio, & Barbecue Association).
Differences between fuels:
- Gas Inserts conveniently turn on heat in a specific area of the house at the push of a button;
- Wood Inserts burn real wood and produce heat even if the power goes out;
- Pellet Inserts burn a bio-fuel without the hassle of wood.
What size fireplace is the best?
The square footage of the room you choose to install your fireplace determines the size. Fill out the ‘Hearth Measurement Form’ on this page and bring in when you consult with an Alpine Hearth Specialist.
Alpine is proud to carry quality products from the below manufacturers:
- Benefits: Extremely low particulate emissions due to their high burn efficiency and the density of the fuel.
- Fire Characteristics: Similar to wood-burning but most pellet units have much higher combustion and heating efficiencies than ordinary wood stoves or fireplaces.
- Fire Starting: Some units have automatic ignition while others need you to manually light the pellets.
- Type of Heat: Adding more fuel will immediately increase convective heat. Radiant heat will remain steady.
- Fuel Storage & Handling: Like wood, dry storage is suggested. Pellet fuel is normally sold in 40-pound bags. Normal usuage is 3-4 tons a year, about 150 - 200 bags. Bags are often sold as 1 ton on a pallet.