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Quiz: Do you Know how a Fireplace Insert Works?
by Staff
When we think of fireplaces, we naturally think of warm, cozy evenings and crackling logs. In reality, fireplaces don't really heat a room very efficiently. Fireplace inserts are designed to combat the heat loss from traditional wood-burning fireplaces. Take our quiz to learn more about fireplace inserts.

What is a major disadvantage of a traditional wood-burning fireplace?

  • heat loss
  • dirt
  • dust

What type of energy is used in fireplace inserts?

  • electricity
  • gas
  • both of the above

What is a fireplace insert made of?

  • steel
  • stone
  • brick

Where can electric fireplace inserts can be installed?

  • anywhere there is a flue
  • anywhere there is electricity
  • anywhere there is a chimney

What type of flame is in an electric fireplace insert?

  • blue
  • simulated
  • orange

Which type of fireplace insert is the easiest to install?

  • gas
  • wood
  • electric

What is the purpose of the flexible tubes in a gas fireplace insert?

  • to bring in fresh air and exhaust smoke
  • to bring in gas and fresh air
  • to bring in gas and exhaust smoke

Are gas fireplace inserts capable of heating your room efficiently?

  • yes
  • no
  • sometimes

Which safety feature is a must for a gas fireplace insert?

  • ozone detector
  • smoke detector
  • carbon monoxide detector

Which type of fireplace insert uses ceramic logs?

  • gas
  • wood
  • electric

Which type of mantel is best for gas and wood fireplace inserts?

  • noncombustible
  • fiberglass
  • wooden

Remote controls are a feature of which type of fireplace insert?

  • gas
  • electric
  • both of the above

What is the biggest disadvantage of a wood fireplace insert?

  • emissions
  • expense
  • ashes

For how many hours can the firebox of a wood-burning fireplace insert burn?

  • three to four
  • five to six
  • six to eight

How often should you have your wood fireplace insert cleaned?

  • every six months
  • annually
  • every other year