Wood burning fireplace are not the efficient way to heat a home. Open wood fireplace release the highly percent of heat thorough chimney or flue which means they provide very less amount of heat to room. Currently wood burning fireplaces equipped with wood inserts and/or wood burning stoves they burn more efficiently and actually give off a lot of heat. Modern wood inserts also increase the beauty of home as well as provide the safe and comfort environment.
A wood fireplace that has an insert can also have a catalytic converter fitted, significance that when you are burning wood for warm up during the chilly winters, you are producing much less air pollution at a time of year when such airborne contaminants can build up and cause actual troubles.
Of course the sizes of the wood insert depend upon the size of the opening in your fireplace. There are lots of fireplace inserts available in market in different designs and shapes. If you deciding to purchase a wood insert then, it is significant that you already have fireplace with a operational flue or chimney in order to have an insert installed. Always bear in mind before purchasing a fireplace insert for your fireplace you need to take the measurements of the opening so that it can properly fit inside fireplace. Definitely, safety is must so when you buy the wood insert for your fireplace, you need to hire the professional fitter for this job because this installation require the skill and much experience.