Wood burning inserts have become increasingly popular lately as heating costs have risen. Burning wood for heat is the oldest and most efficient ways to heat your home or just part of your home. Wood is affordable, burns very cleanly when seasoned properly, and provides a nice deeply warming heat that only wood can provide. There's just something about a wood fire.
Wood inserts fit inside your existing fireplace and require much less space and clearance than a wood stove. Units with a blower provide better heating by circulating air around the stove and throughout the room. Be sure to measure your fireplace opening correctly to be sure the unit your buy fits.