Western Fireplace hears many stories about inefficient fireplaces from their clients. It could be the frustration of knowing that much of the heat being generated in being lost up the chimney, or another common complaint is the draft of cold air which comes down the chimney to invade the living spaces when the fire is not lit. Fireplace inserts can tackle both of these problems. They act essentially as a 'firebox' to contain the fireplace. These boxes can be made of metal or ceramic. This inside liner was traditionally made of metal, however, a range of Heat & Glo Firebrick ceramic boxes can be found throughout the Western Fireplace Supply stores and showrooms, conveniently located for Coloradans in Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, and Avon. Noisy fans are not required when a Heat & Glo ceramic box is installed, that's because the ceramic is highly heat reflective so no fan is required. The ceramic is also impervious to rust and oxidation, particularly pertinent when taking into account the fact that water is a byproduct of burning gas. Another benefit over traditional metal designs is the absence of expansion and contraction as the unit heats up and cools down, this translates into no mysterious noises and creaking sounds. With so many technical options to consider, there is also a design angle to installing a fireplace insert, there are choices ranging from rustic to sleek, and futuristic to old-fashioned. The Firebrick technology uses a patented casting process for innovative designs.