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Inserts vs Stoves vs Fireplaces

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Regency Excalibur® P90 Medium Gas Fireplace

Regency Excalibur® P90 Medium Gas Fireplace

When it comes time to choose a new heating appliance, the choices can often be overwhelming. A traditional, wood-burning fireplace is no longer the only choice for homeowners looking to add warmth and ambiance to their homes. While there are dozens of different styles of heating appliances available, three of the most popular are inserts, stoves, and fireplaces. With more fuel choices and styles available than ever before, now is the perfect time to upgrade to a more modern heating appliance.


Unlike the open combustion of traditional fireplaces, fireplace inserts used a closed combustion system. This allows them to be more energy efficient as less warm air escapes up the chimney and less cool air enters a room. According to the Hearth, Patio, and Barbeque Association’s Leslie Wheeler, adding a fireplace insert has been known to reduce energy bills by as much as 40 percent.

There are fireplace inserts for a wide variety of fuel sources on the market today, as well as a variety of aesthetic styles. Clean Sweeps features a number of gas, pellet, and cast iron inserts, giving consumers the freedom to choose an insert that fits not only their style but also their budget.


Free standing stoves are no longer just for rustic cabins or hunting lodges. These energy efficient appliances have begun to appear in more and more modern homes in recent years as homeowners are attracted to their ease of use, relatively low cost, and aesthetic appeal. Even during burn bands, EPA certified stoves are allowed to continue running.

Like inserts, stoves that burn many different fuel sources are available. Wood stoves are ideal for homeowners looking to replicate the look and feel of a traditional fireplace, whereas gas stoves offer the same aesthetic look without the work of chopping and hauling firewood. Pellet stoves combine the look and feel of wood with a more efficient fuel source, and cast iron stoves have a more traditional, rustic aesthetic.


According to the National Association of Realtors, 40% of home buyers are willing to pay more for a home with a fireplace. For homeowners looking to upgrade or install a fireplace, there are more choices than ever before in terms of fuel sources, styles, and cost.

While traditional, wood-burning fireplaces remain popular, gas is becoming an increasingly widespread choice due to its ease of use. With an ease of use that is as easy as flipping a switch and little to no necessary maintenance, gas offers many benefits to homeowners. However, wood still wins in terms of lower fuel costs and overall ambiance. Clean Sweeps has a variety of gas and wood fireplaces available in their showroom to fit most styles and budgets.

If you’re looking to replace, upgrade, or install a new heating appliance, trust the experts at the Clean Sweeps to help you make the right choice for your family. With a wide variety of available styles and brands, our friendly and knowledgeable staff is ready to assist you today!