Traditional masonry fireplaces have been installed in homes for centuries. They lend a beautiful ambiance to any room and have a special place in our homes. Unfortunately, the fires that we build in a traditional masonry fireplace just aren’t very efficient. Most of the heat ends up going up the chimney and out into the atmosphere. There’s also the issue of building fires, storing and hauling firewood, and, of course, the clean up of the ashes afterward. All of these are great reasons to consider a gas insert to convert your fireplace.
Gas fireplace inserts from Fireplace Xtrordinair and Jotul can be installed in most masonry fireplaces and even in some manufactured fireplaces. At Frost & Flame, we’ve installed thousands of gas fireplace inserts that give old masonry fireplaces new life. Not only are they highly efficient heaters but, with beautiful flames, accent lights, glowing embers, and numerous decorative choices; these appliances can really add to the character of your home.
The process involves running a gas line to the firebox, installing special chimney liners, and setting up the fireplace insert appliance – all of which can be achieved in under a day! At the end of the installation, you can enjoy a push-button-operated fire that produces significant heat output for your home!