What is the average cost of a fireplace insert?
The insert itself will cost around $1,200, with labor costs running between $500 and $3,500 depending on the complexity of the job. You will need to take into account some extra expenses before you install your new gas insert.
Are fireplace inserts a standard size?
A gas and wood fireplace insert is available in three standard sizes of small, medium, and large. Small gas-powered fireplace inserts have a width, height, and depth of 26, 17, and 14 inches. A medium insert has dimensions of 29, 20, and 14 inches, while a larger gas-powered fireplace insert has 32, 24, and 16 inches.
What are the different types of fireplace inserts?
There are six different types: natural gas, propane, electric, EPA-certified wood, pellet and coal. SIZE: There are many sizes of fireplace inserts, from small to extremely large. The key factor in selecting the size is based on the opening of the existing fireplace.
Can you put a fireplace insert in an existing fireplace?
Professionals can install a fireplace insert into your existing fireplace with a masonry chimney. This not only enhances the beauty and performance of your fireplace but also allowing you to enjoy the warmth of a clean, safe fireplace from within your home.
How do I know what size fireplace insert I need?
Start with Dimensions Length: The distance from one side of the fireplace to the other. Measure the length at both the opening and back of the firebox. Height: The distance from the floor of the firebox to the top. Measure in the front and back to ensure an optimal fit.
What is the safest fireplace insert?
Direct vent inserts are the ideal choice to match efficiency and safety. They burn much more efficiently than wood inserts, and they’re easier to use because there is no ash, wood, or pellets.
Can you use a wall mount fireplace as an insert?
Wall mount electric fireplaces aren’t designed to be built-in like electric fireplace inserts but some can be partially recessed or fully recessed into a wall.
Can I put an electric insert in my fireplace?
You can install an electric fireplace insert inside your existing fireplace yourself if you have some basic carpentry knowledge and already have an electrical outlet inside your fireplace.
Is gas or wood fireplace better for resale?
There are several polls to debate wood vs gas fireplace resale value. 54% of real estate agents surveyed by Angie’s List said a gas burning fireplace increase home values most. Conversely, 58% of homeowners and homebuyers surveyed prefer a wood burning fireplace.