Fireplace Insert Questions
I was hoping someone could answer some of my questions.
1. I'd like a fireplace insert that is very good at convective heating without the need for a blower. Are any specific brands or models noted for this?
2. It'd be nice to have unit not flush for the sake of radiating heat, but how hot do the sides get? Pain to the touch, or 3rd degree burn to the touch? Does it vary? I wouldn't mind an insert very hot on top, but cooler on the sides.
3. Most inserts seem to be square or rectangular in shape. My fireplace is fully brick, and has an arched top. Am I out of luck? The arched part juts out about an inch from the rest of the brick wall.