Fireplace Inserts / Wood / Gas / Pellet Inserts
Our fireplace inserts are attractively designed in many styles and sizes to complement your existing fireplace. Some models come with high-tech remotes that control temperature, flame height, fan speed, standing or intermittent pilot light and accent lights. The type of fuel that you choose will affect the features available to you.
Whether you prefer firewood, gas or pellets, inserts have been designed to increase the efficiency of your existing fireplace. Inserts are made to be slid into, or inserted, into an existing masonry or zero clearance fireplace. Inserts come in different sizes and are made of cast iron or steel. Existing chimneys will need to be re-lined and re-sized to properly vent the by-products of combustion. Variable speed fans channel air through a convective air chamber designed into the insert and moves the heated air into the room.
A fireplace is an attractive feature in any room but it can be a remarkably inefficient heating source. Traditional fireplaces allow a great amount of heat to be lost up the chimney or absorbed by the masonry instead of dispersing the heat evenly throughout the room. On cold days when the temperature has dropped below freezing, they use more energy than they create. Generally speaking, they are only 5 to 10 percent effective at heating a room. Efficiencies of wood burning inserts will exceed 70% and pellet and gas inserts often exceed 80%! If you would like to convert your existing fireplace into a valuable supplemental heating source, an insert is the answer for you.
For a better sense of which insert will work best for you, come into our showroom in Dubuque, Iowa
to see the actual inserts in action and speak with a fireplace specialist.
Wood Burning Fireplace Inserts
If you prefer the aromatic and crackling pleasure of burning firewood, as well as its sustainability, there are many types of wood burning inserts for you to choose from. Cast iron and steel units, nickel plated doors and porcelain enamel finishes are popular. All fireplace inserts have a glass door so you can enjoy the flames while adding considerable heat to your home.
Pellet Burning Fireplace Inserts
If you are looking for an incredibly cost effective and environmentally friendly fireplace insert, a pellet insert is your best choice. Pellets are made from recycled wood chips, pieces and shavings that have been compressed. The low moisture content of pellets allows them to burn cleaner and more efficiently than cordwood. These inserts will require regular and routine maintenance. Heat output is easily regulated and controlled. And ask about our “Pellet Club” and how you can save lots of money on your heating bills!
Gas Burning Fireplace Inserts
If your primary concern is convenience, you will most likely be interested in the most popular option: gas fireplace inserts. These inserts offer the most high tech features such as the ability to control the fire by remote, wall switch or thermostat. Unlike a pellet insert that requires electricity to operate, these gas inserts will operate without electricity. We have several gas inserts in our showroom set up as burning models, so plan a trip to see us today!