Fluesbrothers Chimney Service of Kansas City offers expert installation of gas-burning fireplace inserts, wood-burning fireplace inserts and pellet-burning fireplace inserts in Prairie Village, KS, Overland Park, KS, Peculiar, MO, Bonner Springs, KS, Edwardsville, KS, Piper, KS, and throughout the entire Kansas City, KS/Kansas City, MO, region.
Are you operating a traditional masonry fireplace and find the level of heat it produces is unsatisfactory? That wouldn’t be surprising. Masonry fireplaces often are rated at 20% efficiency or less. This means only about one-fifth of the heat they produce actually becomes heat inside your home – the rest goes right up the chimney.
The Solution: A New Fireplace Insert
Fireplace inserts are factory-built appliances that come in various sizes so they can fit right into the opening of an existing masonry fireplace. These units are ultra-insulated for safety and high performance. They bring elegance and beauty to any home, and there’s no need to undertake any kind of construction or structural remodeling to install them.
Where masonry fireplaces may work at 20% efficiency, a new gas, wood or pellet insert will bring you efficiency ratings of 80%, 90% or more. Say goodbye to being chilly and paying high supplemental utility bills, and say hello to wonderful heat with a new, high-performing fireplace insert.
Gas fireplace inserts are very popular, and for good reason. They burn cleanly, cause no mess, don’t require the haling, storing and loading of logs and ignite quickly with a switch or remote. Able to run on natural gas or propane, gas-burning fireplace inserts create high levels of heat from a firebox with flames that amazingly resemble a real wood fire.
For some people, nothing beats the crackling, popping and aroma of a natural wood fire in the fireplace. If this sounds like you, consider a new wood-burning fireplace insert installed right into your existing firebox. You won’t believe the difference in how much heat your insert gives you compared with your old masonry fireplace.
Pellet inserts offer some of the benefits of both wood and gas inserts. Pellet appliances are super-convenient and easy to use. An attached hopper contains the pellets that are fed at a prescribed rate into the firebox. Once there, they provide a real wood fire with attractive flames and high heating efficiency.
Choosing the Right New Insert for Your Home
Fluesbrothers can help you decide which fuel and which model and style of insert would be ideal for your home. We’re experts in the installation and operation of all the top brands in the industry including Valor, Regency, Napoleon and Enviro.
The best insert will be the one that has the power necessary to heat the area in which it will be installed. You also want something that brings beauty to your home. We’ll help you choose the model with the right efficiency rating, heat performance and aesthetic qualities to match your decorative tastes.
Fireplace Insert Installation
When it’s time to have your insert installed, all work will be performed by Fluesbrothers’ expert technicians who hold professional certifications with the Chimney Safety Institute of America and the National Fireplace Institute. You never want to trust the installation of any home-heating appliance to a novice. Credentialled technicians know the specs and safety considerations when installing all types of fireplaces. We know how to set up your new model correctly and make sure the vent/chimney system is safe and functions as it should.
After your fireplace is up and running, maintain its safety and efficiency with annual inspections. We’ll visit your home and check out every piece of the system, and if repairs are ever needed, our team will get them done quickly.
If you operate a wood-burning insert or pellet-burning insert, we recommend thorough chimney cleaning once a year. Our chimney sweeps will remove flammable creosote and any other obstructions from your chimney to keep it safe and clean.
Ready to move up to serious heat? If you’ve been thinking about a new fireplace insert that runs on wood, gas or pellets, call Fluesbrothers today at (913) 236-7141. We’re here to help you get the most out of your home-heating appliance with installation, maintenance, cleaning and repair services throughout the Kansas City, KS/Kansas City/MO, region.