Wood Heating Equipment, Wood Fireplace Inserts

Wood fireplace inserts are designed to be placed inside an existing wood fireplace allowing you to update your drafty, open wood fireplace, dramatically increase heating capacity and wood burning efficiency while still enjoying the unmatched warmth, ambience and nostalgia that only wood fireplaces can provide.

This is because in its natural state as a tree, wood absorbs carbon dioxide that’s in the atmosphere. During combustion, a balance is maintained. Finally, even with all the other advantages, you want a wood stove that looks nice in the living spaces.

Wood burning insert equipment solutions in our catalog include products from world-renowned brand Osburn.

Whether you want an insert for a small living room or a fireplace to heat a large living room, we have the insert options for you.

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Q. What is a fireplace insert?

A. A fireplace insert is a self-contained unit that is inserted into an existing fireplace that has exterior venting. They are much smaller than a fireplace, this includes their glass fronts and viewing ports, because they are designed to fit into an existing opening.

Q. Is my Fireplace Insert “CSA”, “UL”, or “ULC” approved?

A. All Osburn fireplace Inserts are certified as per the latest CSA standards. Most of our fireplace Inserts are tested by Warnock Hersey, an independent testing agency which role is to certify that our units comply with the security standards set by the CSA (Canadian Standard Association). This is why the certification plate at the back of our fireplace Inserts reads “Warnock Hersey”. ULC (Underwriters Laboratories of Canada) is another independent testing agency.

Q. Should I install a fireplace insert?

A. Installing a fireplace insert is ideal when you have an existing fireplace of some sort. It is a less expensive option when compared to renovation or replacement. Fireplace inserts are a great alternative to an open masonry fireplace and vent through an existing chimney. This is great for reducing outdoor air invasion and drafts inside the home and for reducing carbon footprint with an energy-efficient heating option.

Q. How efficient are fireplace inserts?

A. A wood-burning fireplace insert offers a slower, more efficient burn rate providing up to five hours of uninterrupted heat. It consumes less fuel and has heating efficiencies of 80+ percent. A fireplace insert is an enclosed combustion system which means you won’t feel drafts from the chimney when the fireplace is not in use and you won’t lose heated or cool air from your home out of the chimney

Q. Do I need to install new venting?

A. As they are designed to fit into an existing fireplace, provided that the existing chimney diameter is the same as the insert flue, Inserts are able to vent through an existing masonry chimney system. If the chimney diameter is larger than the flue on the insert, you will need to install a liner.

Q. Can I install an insert myself?

A. It is recommended to have an Osburn insert installed by a professional to ensure safety and compliance with local building codes.

Q. Are Osburn inserts EPA-certified?

A. Yes, all Osburn inserts are EPA-certified, which means that they meet or exceed the emissions standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Q. Can I customize the appearance of my insert?

A. Yes, Osburn offers a variety of customizable options for their inserts, including different finishes, trims, and door styles. You can choose the options that best suit your home decor and personal style.

Q. How long do inserts last?

A. With proper maintenance and care, an Osburn insert can last for many years. The lifespan of the insert will depend on factors such as usage, maintenance, and environmental conditions.

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