Fireplace Insert Installations | Full-service Fireplace & Stove Store
Your old, poorly performing masonry fireplace can become a heat center when you add a beautiful new fireplace insert. It’s an easy move with our expert installation technicians who are certified by the National Fireplace Institute and the Chimney Safety Institute of America.
Don’t settle for less heat than you want. Get the perfect fireplace insert installation of a new gas, wood or pellet insert from our hearth store in Pasadena, MD. Big, old-fashioned wood fireplaces do have a certain charm, but when it comes to producing economical heat, they aren’t a very good choice. But they do have one feature than can benefit you greatly: a large firebox into which can be installed a highly efficient fireplace insert.
Why a Fireplace Insert Installation Is a Smart Choice
Masonry fireplaces often run at about 20% to 30% efficiency. That means 70% to 80% of the heat they create is lost up the chimney. A fireplace insert, on the other hand, can run at 80% or 90% efficiency or more. Imagine the dramatic difference in the heat level inside your home.
The reason inserts function so well is because they work on what’s called a closed-combustion system, which retains large amounts of heat during a fire and makes it available to the room. Think of an insert as a fireplace in a factory-built box. Drafty masonry fireplaces don’t stand a chance against a new fireplace insert.
As far as looks go, we carry a full line of lovely fireplace inserts from Regency and Hampton, two of the most-respected names in the hearth industry. Modern inserts are designed in a wide array of sizes, shapes, styles and finishes, making it easy to find just the right one to perfectly accent the décor of your home.
Gas Fireplace Inserts
Like gas fireplaces, gas inserts are convenient and clean-burning. Getting a fire started is as easy as flipping a switch. Many models come with remote ignition and heat-control functions. Gas inserts can run on natural gas or propane.
People love gas inserts because they’re very low-maintenance and create none of the mess common with wood-burning units.
Wood Fireplace Inserts
If you prefer the look of real burning logs but want heat, too, go with a highly efficient wood-burning fireplace insert. These units beautify any room and deliver the performance you expect from your heating appliance.
With a wood insert, you’ll need to make sure to have annual visits from a professional chimney sweep to clean and service the vent pipe.
Pellet Fireplace Inserts
With a pellet insert, you get many of the benefits of a wood-burning model and many advantages you have with a gas insert. Pellets don’t cause near the mess of wood logs, because they’re small and compact and sold in large bags.
An attached hopper makes keeping fires going easy: just fill the hopper, and a specified amount of pellets is added to the hopper automatically as needed. Fires can burn up to 36 hours without re-loading.
Expert Fireplace Insert Installation
It’s important when you purchase a new fireplace insert that you arrange for professional installation. Certified technicians who are familiar with all styles and models of inserts will make sure your insert is installed safely and according to spec. Our crews will run gas lines to your fireplace if you’re installing a gas insert. With any insert, they’ll make sure you understand how to safely operate and care for the unit.
During an installation is a good time to have a complete fireplace and chimney inspection performed. This way you’ll know that your entire system is safe and in proper working order, ready for your new insert to start creating the heat you want and adding ambience to your home. When you buy your fireplace insert at Complete Chimneys, we’ll help you decide on the model that will best fit your needs and schedule our technicians to deliver and install the unit. It’s all very simple when you buy your Hampton or Regency insert from us.
Complete Chimney’s offers fireplace insert installation to our customers throughout the entire Baltimore, MD, and Washington, DC, areas. Visit our hearth store at 8174 Ritchie Highway in Pasadena, MD.