New Fireplaces & Inserts

“It’s the little things that make a house a home. Like a fire softly burning, and supper on the stove, and the light in your eyes that makes me warm.”

John Denver’s Song: “Back Home Again (1973)”

GAS UNITS

WHY GAS?

By far, the most popular fireplace item today are conversions from wood to gas. Here is why:

  • No mess with gas
  • Quick / easy fire to start - use with a REMOTE
  • Way more efficient: 80% to 85%
  • Safer: No dangerous creosote
  • Economical: Historical low natural gas prices

✔ EASY:

Gas inserts are made to simply slide into your fireplace opening and uses the cavity of your old chimney for venting.

✔ BEAUTIFUL / REALISTIC FIRE: 

Today’s gas units have realistic fires with dancing flames, cherry glowing logs & special effect bright embers (platinum).

✔ TODAY’S BUSY LIFE:

Want to enjoy your burning fireplace, but only for 1 hour? Great, click the start button on your gas fireplace remote, enjoy, click “Off”!

✔ ADD-ON NEW FIREPLACE: 

Yes, any wall or corner can be transformed with a new warm & breathtaking fireplace. No chimney needed / wall venting is available on all models.

✔ COOL UNCOMFORTABLE ROOM:

Install a new “mini furnace” (a fireplace!) with a blower to recirculate heat with a new efficient gas unit.

✔ HOW MUCH HEAT?:

Use this formula: room square feet x ceiling height x 12 (if furnace heat is adequate) OR  x 15 (if furnace heat is inadequate).

✔ LITTLE MAINTENANCE: 

With only one inexpensive cleaning, safety check and battery change per year, your gas unit will operate efficiently for 12 more months.

✔ WHERE:

Family room, living room, lower living area, kitchen, bedroom or outdoors.

✔ VARIABLE BTU’S:

Most gas units allow a reduction of heat output down to 40% of maximum output.

WOOD UNITS

WHY WOOD?

Always Popular!

Wood burning has always been popular and here is why:

  • ‍Popping, crackling sounds
  • Wood burning aroma
  • ‍Real & natural flames
  • ‍Marshmallows
  • Warm / cozy heat

✔ INEFFICIENT?:

Yes, an “open fireplace” provides a great ambiance, but it is zero percent efficiency. A new insert will increase efficiency to 75% to 86%.

✔ SAFE: 

Open, old fireplaces with cold flue tiles or cold metal flues condense dangerous creosote and require regular costly maintenance. New inserts with stainless steel liners produce little or no creosote which minimizes maintenance costs and carry a lifetime warranty.

✔ SELF-CLEANING GLASS:

With new air-wash heat flow directed over the inside glass, the new wood units have a great view of the fire.

✔ COSTS:

If firewood is purchased, the cost of burning wood for heat is about the same as burning natural gas.

ELECTRIC UNITS

WHY ELECTRIC?

✔ MORE REALISTIC TODAY:

Today’s new electric fireplaces now have the utmost in real flame technology, popping sounds, flying sparks, and even water mist “smoke”!

✔ HEAT:

Many models have heat out puts up to 10,000 BTU/hour with blowers to circulate heat.

✔ ANYWHERE:

Electric units can easily be located in any room, any wall, or inserted into an existing fireplace opening.

✔ 100% EFFICIENT: 

Yes, no cost or heat up the chimney. All heat stays in your room for utmost comfort.

✔ EASY INSTALL:

No gas lines and no chimney is needed. Just pick out a location, easily run electric wire, plug and go.

✔ ANYWHERE: 

Electric units can easily be located in any room, any wall, or inserted in an existing fireplace opening.

✔ REMOTE CONTROL: 

Remotes allow you to change heat output, set thermostat for room temperature, change colors of flames, color of crystals and of course click: on/off.

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