Common questions

How much do fireplace inserts usually cost?

How much do fireplace inserts usually cost?

How much does a fireplace insert cost? Most fireplace inserts and a professional installation cost about $2,000 to $4,000, depending on the state of your existing chimney and the model you select. Some electric models cost significantly less, but they offer less heat output than wood and gas fireplace inserts.

Is it worth having a fireplace insert?

Are Fireplace Inserts Worth the Money? Savings: Fireplace inserts can help you to cut down on your heating bill. A fireplace insert is not recommended as a sole use of heating but when used in conjunction with turning down your thermostat, can save you money on your heating bill.

Do fireplace inserts increase home value?

Return on Investment A homeowner can often recover over 100 percent of the expenses associated with adding a fireplace upon selling their home. According to the National Association of Real Estate Appraisers, adding a fireplace to home can increase the resale value of the home by as much as 6-12 percent.

Can you replace fireplace inserts?

Fireplace inserts were invented to upgrade wood-burning stoves, making it easier to replace them with gas or electric models. Removing the fireplace insert—either for cleaning, upgrades, or renovations—will cost between $600 and $2,500. You may be able to save some money if the system is easy to remove on your own.

Should I convert my wood-burning fireplace to gas?

Converting from a wood fireplace to gas will have a noticeable effect on improving your home’s atmosphere and cleanliness. A properly vented gas insert will also vent away most of the residue from combustion. You’ll avoid the uncomfortable greasy layer of soot that can be vented into your room from a wood fireplace.

How long should a fireplace insert last?

However, when properly maintained, a fireplace insert can last 20-30 years or more, making them a great investment in the future of your home.

How hard is it to remove a fireplace insert?

Fortunately, it’s not too difficult of a task. A fireplace insert rests inside a fireplace and helps it heat your home more efficiently, so it’s a good idea to use an insert if you use a fireplace. Removing the insert is a project you can probably handle yourself, or with a few helpers.

Do I need a chimney liner for fireplace insert?

When installing a fireplace insert in your existing fireplace it is now required that you install a chimney liner system to vent the appliance. In addition to your installation being compliant with local code, there are many other benefits to installing a stainless steel chimney liner.

Why choose opolympia fireplace and spa?

Olympia Fireplace and Spa is largest dealer in Southwest Washington, having served the area for over 30 Years. With two locations to serve you, Downtown Olympia and Chehalis. Our downtown Olympia showroom has 52 models on display.

What is a fireplace insert and how does it work?

If you’re looking for a fireplace that contains both the fire and heat, consider a fireplace insert. What Is a Fireplace Insert? Fireplace inserts are self-contained units that burn gas, wood or pellets. They’re typically metal boxes with glass fronts that can be placed inside existing fireboxes or as a freestanding vent-free unit.

What are the best ventless gas fireplace inserts?

A ventless gas fireplace doesn’t require external venting, which offers an important upside: no heat escapes out the chimney or flue. As a result, ventless gas fireplace inserts are generally considered the best type of inserts for heating your room. This model from Ashley Hearth offers 99 percent efficiency, thanks to its ventless design.

How many stove models are available in the Olympia showroom?

Our downtown Olympia showroom has 52 models on display. Our floor models range from country wood stoves to a modern flare, all available on display for you to choose the right stove for your home.