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Fireplace Not Keeping Your House Warm?
Updating Can Improve Heat Rating, Improve Energy Efficiency
(Grass Valley and Chico, CA) — Fireplaces are one of the most sought-after features on a home buyer’s wish list, with visions of cozy family evenings spent in front of a roaring fire. But the allure of a traditional masonry fireplace or an outdated manufactured hearth can actually create a negative heating value for a home when temperatures are below freezing.
Hubert Burk, Owner of Grass Valley and Chico, CA-based A-1 Stoves Chimneys & Awnings hears from fellow Lennox Hearth Products dealers all over the country who tell about homeowners frustrated by fireplaces that they never use because they send as much warm air up the draft as they add to a house. Hubert Burk tells of one case involving a gas log set equipped fireplace in a Ft. Wayne, Indiana home. Located near Lake Michigan, Ft. Wayne is known for long, blustery winters with single-digit temperatures. It’s a place where fireplaces are nearly a requirement for both comfort and convenience.
On a recent trip to Ft. Wayne, Don Kaufman, national training manager for Lennox Hearth
Products, worked with Bill Berning, Jr. of Doc Dancer to convert the wood-burning fireplace in his own home to a gas insert.
“The project took two men just three hours from start to finish,” said Kaufman. “That included removing the old gas log set from the wood-burning fireplace, cleaning it out and installing the Ravenna™ Elite® Series Gas-Burning Insert with the cast pillar front.”
“The Ravenna insert has the capacity to deliver more than 30,000 BTUs of heat per hour into the home while cutting the natural gas used by Berning’s fireplace by more than 50 percent.”
“The process was simple and it’s a story I can now use with a great deal of enthusiasm and credibility with my customers,” said Berning. “Some people think inserts aren’t very attractive, but the detailing of the Ravenna works perfectly with our family room. It’s very much in keeping with our décor, so we’re pleased with that for sure.”
“For ease of installation, flame height and blower-powered convection, the Ravenna is a product that can’t be beat. And I have an easy, dependable, back-up source of heat in case of a power outage. Losing power can happen pretty often in a region that gets so much snow and ice during winter storms, so it’s an important feature,” added Berning.
The installation team took before-and-after pictures, in which the surround of the Ravenna
appears to block the original circulating grilles of the fireplace; however, it is actually spaced away from the original metal front to allow for air circulation while preventing heat from being trapped. It also has the visual effect of eliminating the outdated fireplace grilles from view.
“The thing that pleases me most is the relatively small investment of time, money and effort to give me the capability to provide heat and comfort to the family room and kitchen of my home,” added Berning.
Hubert Burk invites homeowners in the Grass Valley and Chico areas whose fireplaces could benefit from a makeover like Berning’s to visit his showroom. “We’ll be glad to show them what a difference the Ravenna or any of our wide selection of Lennox Hearth Products gas-burning inserts can make,” Hubert Burk said. “We don’t want anyone to face another winter without a fireplace that delivers both beauty and comfort.”
About Lennox Hearth Products
Offering a diverse family of products for every style and budget, Lennox Hearth Products
(LHP) is a leading manufacturer of indoor and outdoor fireplaces, fireplace inserts, freestanding stoves, gas log sets, accessories and venting products for the specialty retail, residential new construction and industrial markets. LHP, based in Nashville, Tennessee, is a business unit of Lennox International Inc. (NYSE: LII), a global leader in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration markets. More information about LHP can be found at www.lennox.com.