Wood stove vs fireplace insert. I love to use the wood stove at my cabin and we tend to use it often. About wood stoves. Wood fireplace inserts seal off the original firebox.
The stoves are connected in the back to a chimney flue which vents the smoke to the outside of the home. I also have a wood stove at home i have a fireplace in my office and one with a wood burning insert in the living room but i cant tell you how long it has been since i used any one of those. Gas fireplaces and stoves first a confession.
If you have a masonry fireplace that needs a facelift an insert is there to fill the gap and rejuvenate your room. Traditional wood stoves use a basic metal firebox to burn wood. The hotter firebox burns the wood more completely than your fireplace and will and reduces pollution and chimney emissions and allergens.
There is a refractory chamber inside the insert that circulates room air around the hot firebox and back into the room. If youve settled on using a wood burning heat source youve made a great choice. A fireplace insert can burn gas wood or pellets and is inserted into an existing masonry fireplace.
Choosing between wood fireplaces wood stoves. Logs are placed inside the box and burned. A nice compromise is to opt for a wood stove insert which would occupy the fireplace area but you might still want to have a standard wood fireplace for added beauty.
Just like a stove can be.