Many homeowners love the thought of warming themselves before a cozy fireplace
on a cold winter’s evening. Unfortunately, fireplaces are extremely
wasteful of energy. When you use your furnace to warm up the rooms in
your house that don’t have a fireplace, you may discover that much
of that warm air goes right up the chimney. In addition, the pollutant-heavy
wood smoke emitted by older fireplaces isn’t good for the environment.
If you want to enjoy the benefits of a fireplace without the drawbacks,
you might consider a
fireplace insert . Watch this video from The New York Times to hear the story of one couple
who decided to opt for a fireplace insert for their house. If you’re
trying to decide whether to have a fireplace insert installed in your
Seattle home, the video may help you make your decision.