1. Welcome Hearth.com Guests and Visitors - Please enjoy our forums!
    Hearth.com GOLD Sponsors who help bring the site content to you:
    Hearthstone Soapstone and Cast-Iron stoves( Wood, Gas or Pellet Stoves and Inserts)
    Caluwe - Passion for Fire and Water ( Pellet and Wood Hydronic and Space Heating)

Q&A Heat from FirePlace insert

Post in 'Questions and Answers' started by QandA, Dec 2, 2007.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. QandA

    QandA New Member Staff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2012
    Messages:
    0
    Question:

    If a wood/gas/coal stove gives off heat all around (sides, top, even piping), how does an insert give off as much heat. I notice the BTU output measurements are almost identical for similarly sized floorstanding vs. insert units.



    Answer:

    Good question ! I've wondered the same myself. Truth is, the measurements you get on most units, especially gas, may not be accurate for one reason. I'm told that the efficiencies are calculated by a "stack" method, whereby the calculation is based on what goes up the chimney...not on the heat produced in the room. This can be misleading. Inspect the insert in question to see if the heat exchange system looks capable of doing the job. Inserts that extend out of the fireplace and have larger convection chambers are usually better at moving the heat.

    Helpful Sponsor Ads!





Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page