A fireplace insert is a fantastic and cost-effective way to update an outdated fireplace or even install a fireplace in a home without an existing chimney! It is also an excellent way to convert a wood-burning fireplace to gas and vice versa. At Fluesbrothers Chimney Service & Fireplace Store, we pride ourselves on our outstanding selection and installation of quality wood & gas heating appliances for homes in Shawnee, Bonner Springs, Lenexa, Olathe, Overland Park, and in communities throughout the Kansas City Metropolitan Area.
A wood-burning insert is designed to fit inside an existing fireplace opening, providing a natural wood-burning experience without the heat loss and pollution of a conventional masonry fireplace. As a result of its closed-combustion system, a wood-burning insert has a heating efficiency of 70% or more, compared to 15% for a traditional fireplace. In addition, it burns hotter and cleaner, requiring less maintenance and cleaning. Many inserts are equipped with a blower motor that radiates heat throughout the living space keeping your home warm and comfortable for hours. Its higher heating efficiency also means you will use fewer wood logs for fuel, lowering heating costs.
When you want an authentic fire-burning experience with the convenience of gas, an energy-efficient gas-burning fireplace insert is hard to beat. Not only is gas a cleaner-burning fuel, but its continuous operation with automatic thermostat settings will keep your home at the desired comfort level all season long. Some models also have a remote control allowing you to operate the fireplace without getting out of the chair. Plus, with an 80% heating efficiency or higher, installing a gas insert will also lower energy bills.
How a Fireplace Insert Works
A fireplace insert is essentially a self-contained heating appliance enclosed in a steel or iron fireproof firebox. This allows inserts to be installed in rooms too small for a traditional fireplace. A vented fireplace inserts the exhaust through an existing chimney or an external vent. There are also ventless inserts that don’t require a flue or exterior vent. These systems have a built-in oxygen sensor that automatically shuts off the unit when it detects carbon monoxide.
Whether you choose a gas or wood fireplace insert, annual cleaning and inspection are strongly recommended to ensure your heating appliance continues to operate safely and efficiently. It will also prolong its lifespan and reduce repairs.
Best Selection & Certified Installation
Fluesbrothers offers an outstanding selection of high-quality wood and gas fireplace inserts and accessories from top industry brands, including Valor, Regency, and Napoleon. Our experts can help you select the correct insert for your home heating requirement and budget. We will also arrange for delivery and professional installation by our CSIA-certified technicians.
Visit Our Fireplace Store Near Shawnee
Thinking about updating or adding a fireplace? 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 Shawnee, Mission, Merriam, Armourdale, and downtown Kansas City. Call (913) 236-7141 to schedule an appointment or contact us online today.