What Is the Difference Between a Wood Fireplace Insert and a Traditional Fireplace?

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When you moved into your new home, you were probably excited to light a fire and relax in front of your open fireplace. But maybe the first fire was not what you expected it tobe. Although the flames were roaring, it did not produce very much heat at all. Many traditional masonry fireplaces face the same problem. They are not very energy efficient. In fact, most of the heat from the fire never ends up entering your living space because it escapes through the large and drafty chimney. This can result in expensive utility bills during the winter because you have to turn up your thermostat to compensate for the heat loss through the chimney whenever you use your fireplace. All American Chimney Service can help you avoid higher heating costs by installing a new wood-burning insert into the opening of your existing fireplace. We can recommend a wide variety of wood fireplace inserts from the best manufacturers in the industry, such asRegency Fireplace Products. These fireplaces will increase your energy efficiency and can help decrease your utility bills each winter. We would like to tell you more about this type of fireplace appliance and how it is different from your traditional masonry fireplace.

Highly Efficient

With energy-efficient ratings that are higher than 74 percent, wood fireplace inserts will give you more heat for less fuel. After All American Chimney Service has installed your new insert, you will be amazed at the amount of heat that it provides to your home. They are also more efficient because less heat will be escaping up and out of the chimney!


Traditional wood-burning fireplaces can contribute to poor outdoor and indoor air quality, which has raised environmental concerns across the world. Fortunately, fireplace manufacturers have developed new technologies to design appliances that allow the wood to burn more cleanly. We offer wood fireplace inserts from Regency and Enviro that are certified by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and adhere to the strictest clean air and emissions standards.

Stylish Decor

Updating your traditional fireplace also gives you the opportunity to spruce up the decor, and you will find a variety of style options among our recommendations of wood fireplace inserts at All American Chimney Service. No matter what your interior decor tastes may be, we can help you find the perfect insert for your home. Our team of professionals has been trained and certified by industry leaders like the National Fireplace Institute (NFI), and you can count on us to make sure that you are satisfied throughout the purchase and installation process.

Considering updating your inefficient fireplace to increase the heating efficiency in your home this winter?Contact ustoday at All American Chimney Service to schedule an appointment for a consultation with our professionals to learn more about our wood fireplace insert sales and installation services.


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Proudly serving the greater Louisville, KY and the surrounding areas of:
  • Fisherville
  • Glenview
  • Goshen
  • LaGrange
  • Masonic Home
  • Mount Washington
  • Shelbyville
  • Hillview
  • Jeffersonville

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following Indiana Counties:
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  • Jefferson
  • Oldham
  • Shelby
  • Spencer
  • Bullitt
  • Hardin
  • Clark
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