Is an insert better than a fireplace door installation?

JJNelli

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Sep 10, 2018
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I saw fireplace enclosure which advertised an improvement in heat output. However, can these be better than wood stoves inserted into a fireplace?
 

heavy hammer

Minister of Fire
Jul 18, 2015
1,624
Kirtland Ohio
An insert all the way.
 

Dix

Minister of Fire
May 27, 2008
6,292
Long Island, NY
I saw fireplace enclosure which advertised an improvement in heat output. However, can these be better than wood stoves inserted into a fireplace?
No. I tried it. No comparison.
 

heavy hammer

Minister of Fire
Jul 18, 2015
1,624
Kirtland Ohio
My parents tried every option out there for their fireplace before finally getting an insert. Nothing compares to the insert heat wise.