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Use Fireplace Inserts to Save Money and Heat

Are You Falling Out of Love With Your Fireplace?

A recent New York Times article proclaims that Americans are ending their love affair with their fireplaces for a variety of reasons. Health concerns — wood smoke contains some of the same particulates as cigarette smoke — and environmental awareness tops the list. One way to enjoy the fireplace's glow while minimizing health and environmental risks is by using a fireplace insert, which reduces heat loss by up to 60 percent, and doesn't blow woodsmoke into your conditioned space.

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Diana615 Diana615 5 years
I wish I had a F/P. But I live in Phoenix, AZ so it would get used maybe 2 x's a year.
Elka-Karl Elka-Karl 5 years
It looks really sleek. Thanks for sharing!
Stacy-W Stacy-W 5 years
Elka - Here is the manufacturer's picture: http://www.amazon.com/Chelsea-Mount-Ethanol-Fireplace-Stainless/dp/B002MV69GE/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1295572085&sr=8-9 It doesn't give off as much heat as a regular fireplace, but it does the job if you're sitting near it!
Gdeeaz Gdeeaz 5 years
I still love my fireplace! I live in Los Angeles so anytime it gets cold enough I use the fireplace.
Kimberly-Timlick Kimberly-Timlick 5 years
I wish I had a fireplace. Esp in the winter - so cozy! Or SF foggy summers. :)
Elka-Karl Elka-Karl 5 years
Stacy W, I'd love to see a picture of it. How is it in terms of heating?
Stacy-W Stacy-W 5 years
I have a wall-mounted, bio-ethanol burning fireplace. I LOVE it! It's so chic, modern and a great conversation piece.
Elka-Karl Elka-Karl 5 years
I totally agree about the ceiling heat vents. It makes no sense at all!
limelindsey limelindsey 5 years
I would LOVE to have a fireplace right now! My apartment is freezing! Ceiling heat in a single-story building = FAIL.
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