At Tri-County Hearth & Patio we get tons of questions about gas inserts.They seem like the perfect solution to many homeowners, since they can be installed into an existing fireplace. However, because there are so many types of gas and wood-burning appliances, the homeowner needs to know if a gas insert is right for him. Is it warm enough? Safe enough? Energy efficient enough? Are the flames as beautiful and/or realistic as those generated by wood?
The answer to all of those questions is: it depends—on a number of factors, including whether or not you use natural or propane gas, how efficient your unit is, your climate, your home’s layout, and whether you choose a vented or ventless model. Gas inserts are available in a wide variety of styles to suit numerous needs and homes and to fit into a variety of fireplace types (both masonry and prefabricated or factory-made) and fireplace sizes.
A quality insert installed by a professional will provide the following benefits:
- Increased energy efficiency, as you’ll be sealing up your drafty chimney
- A warmer, cozier home
- Cleaner than wood-burning fireplaces
- No hauling logs or ash
- Warmer than gas logs
In addition to gas inserts, there are wood-burning inserts and wood pellet-burning inserts. A professional will be able to help you determine which is right for you.
Types of Inserts
Below you’ll find 4 of our most popular brands of gas inserts. These are brands that we’ve long worked with and that we stand behind. Follow the links to find out more about each.
Never hesitate to contact Tri County Hearth & Patio Center with questions. We are available to you to help weigh the pros and cons of each insert, to safely install an insert in your home, and to make sure you know how to properly use it so you can enjoy your new gas insert with complete confidence.