Fireplace inserts are growing in popularity as a more environmentally friendly and energy-efficient alternative to a traditional wood or gas masonry fireplace. They can even be installed in smaller spaces and homes without an existing chimney.
Fluesbrothers is the ultimate chimney & fireplace company for Leawood KS and the entire Kansas City Metro region. We carry the best selection of high-quality gas and wood-burning vented and ventless inserts.
Can You Put a Fireplace Insert in An Existing Fireplace?
Fireplace inserts are self-containing heating appliances designed to fit directly inside an existing fireplace. Inserts are available in different sizes, so you must choose one that is the correct size for your current fireplace opening. Upon request, our certified technicians are available to visit your Leawood home to take the necessary measurements and recommend the best size for your fireplace.
Many Leawood residents find that inserts are an easy and affordable way to upgrade an older masonry or prefabricated fireplace without remodeling or replacement. They are also used to convert a fireplace to a different fuel source, such as wood to gas or gas to wood. In addition, a fireplace insert expels exhaust through an existing flue without expensive chimney repairs or modifications, making it a safe, efficient, and affordable home heating source. Many Leawood homeowners also choose to install a fireplace insert in different home areas, like the living room, den, and bedrooms, to take advantage of zone heating.
With a gas insert professionally installed, your Leawood home will have the ambiance of a wood fire experience without the pollution and frequent cleaning that a wood fireplace requires. They feature a blower motor that radiates heat throughout the space. A thermostat maintains the desired temperature that automatically maintains the desired comfort level. So, gas-burning inserts are highly energy-efficient and provide substantially more heat, reducing the dependency on central heating and lowering winter energy costs.
Wood-Burning Fireplace Inserts
Conventional wood-burning fireplaces are an extremely inefficient heating source, losing up to 85% of the generated heat through the chimney. That's why your home still feels drafty and needs to rely on more expensive central heating. Since a wood-burning fireplace insert is a closed-combustion system, over 70% or more of the wood energy is distributed in your living space. It also uses one-third of the wood fuel of a masonry fireplace. The higher heating energy efficiency means you will use central heating less often, significantly taking a bite out of rising energy costs.
Certified Installation & Service
We carry top-quality gas and wood inserts from the brands consumers trust the most, including Napoleon, Regency, and Valor. With so many impressive fireplace insert styles and designs to choose from, we have an insert that will enhance your interior décor while meeting your home heating needs and budget. Fluesbrothers also offers professional installation, maintenance, and repairs by CSIA-Certified technicians.
Visit Our Fireplace Store Near Leawood for the Best Selection
For the area’s best selection of gas and wood inserts, visit the Fluesbrothers Fireplace Store at 1701 Southwest Blvd in Kansas City, KS. We are conveniently located off Monarch Hwy (I-35), just minutes from Leawood, KS, Grandview, MO, Lenexa, KS, Overland Park, KS, and Kansas City, KS/MO. Call (913) 236-7141 to schedule an appointment or contact us online today.