Beautiful wood fireplace needs a heat exchanger or a propane insert to become energy efficient
I have a lovely wood burning fireplace and I can’t decide whether to get a heat exchanger installed and keep the wood burning or get a propane fueled insert installed.
My house is built entirely of concrete block in 1955, It is about 1,100 sq feet located in SE CT. It has a very open floor plan and could possibly heat most of the place with the right modification.
I’m hoping to cut my oil bill, which is approaching 2k this mild winter. Propane tanks are the only other fuel alternative, but I’m concerned about running gas lines through the concrete and the safety of it.
Any thoughts or advice would be appreciated.
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