WHY CHOOSE A GAS FIREPLACE INSERT?
GAS INSERT is a stove that inserts into an existing fireplace, offering
a conversion from an open hole in the wall where heat escapes the house
into a powerful heating source. Even our small direct vent gas inserts
can heat 800-1200 sq. ft. - several rooms in the average home. Larger
models can heat up to 2000 sq. ft or more. Gas inserts include a glass window to keep heat from escaping up the chimney.
Small vintage style gas coal fireplace inserts are our specialty. A historic home deserves a small gas fireplace insert that doesn't just fit the fireplace; its style needs to complement the home and look like it belongs there.
A gas insert converts your fireplace into a powerful heating source. An
open burning fireplace is the least efficient way to enjoy a fire in
your home. With the open damper and large fireplace opening, an open
fireplace uses conditioned (preheated) room air to provide combustion to
the fire, and the existing large chimney (often 12" x 12" or larger)
sucks away the heat produced by the fire at a faster rate than it can be
recovered for usable heat in the home. Therefore, most open burning
fireplaces (no matter the fuel, wood or gas) are 10% to minus 10%
efficient - you're often sending more heat up the chimney than you're
gaining in the room when burning an open fire!
NOTE: Gas INSERTS are designed to be installed into a masonry
or approved "zero clearance" metal fireplace. Gas inserts include
aluminum chimney liners that extend from the insert to the top of the
chimney so the condition of the masonry chimney is practically irrelevant so long as the passageway is open to allow installation of
the liners and the chimney is structurally sound. WHAT THIS MEANS is
that a fireplace or chimney that's not in great shape due to a chimney
fire, settling, age and deterioration may be brought back to life simply
by installing a gas insert with a suitable chimney lining system.
There's even a way to install an insert even if the chimney is blocked,
has been torn down to the attic, etc. Please call us if you have any