Fireplace Retrofits

When you want to give your fireplace a new look, fireplace retrofits are an easy, inexpensive way to change the image of your hearth. Maybe you want to change your wood-burning fireplace to a gas fireplace; you can do this with a gas fireplace retrofit.

 

Fireplace retrofits are an easy, inexpensive way to change the image of your hearth.

Fireplace retrofits are an easy, inexpensive way to change the image of your hearth.

One of the best things about fireplace retrofits is they benefit the environment by reducing pollution, earning recommendations by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Home Safe Hearth & Chimney offers gas and wood-burning fireplace, and pellet-burning stove retrofits, and if you schedule an appointment with us, we can help you select the fireplace insert that best suits your needs.

 

Eliminating Harmful Pollutants

While a gas fireplace is convenient, there’s something about a classic wood-burning fireplace — the smell, the crackling of the wood, the actual fire. However, it has been proven that burning wood can be dangerous and emit pollution. Fortunately, fireplace retrofits have been included by the EPA into the Fireplace Partnership Program because when properly installed fireplace retrofits can reduce wood smoke pollution by 70%. At Home Safe Hearth & Chimney, we have wood-burning fireplace retrofits that can make your fireplace look new and help the environment.

The Convenience of Gas Fireplaces

Not everyone enjoys the mess of a wood-burning fireplace, and This Old House does claim that gas fireplaces are much more efficient. Gas fires convert more energy they consume into heat for your home, turning it into heat, while a wood-burning fireplace can actually waste that energy. It’s also much easier to operate a gas fireplace. No bringing in heavy logs and cleaning up ashes; all you have to do with a gas fireplace is use a remote control to turn the fire off and on. You can even control the flame from a thermostat. If you move into a home with a wood-burning fireplace and you’d rather have a gas fireplace, install a gas fireplace retrofit, and you’re good to go.

Pellet Stove Retrofits

Almost any home can be retrofitted with a pellet-burning stove, one of the most economical and ecological heating units on the market. Using an automated electric hopper to feed fuel into the burning chamber, all you have to do is load a supply of pellets into the unit. The pellets are compressed sawdust that has been molded into small pellets that burn extremely well. Easier to store than firewood, pellets are also very inexpensive as they are made from sawdust. And, you are not stuck with just a boring stove. At our showroom at Home Safe Hearth & Chimney, we have many options ranging from large to small and in bright colors or muted metals.

If you are looking to change up your fireplace, contact our fireplace retrofit experts at Home Safe Hearth & Chimney, and they will be happy to guide you through the entire process of choosing which retrofit is best for you, selecting that retrofit, and having it installed in your home.

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