Fireplace Insert Installations & Repairs
If you have an open fireplace that you enjoy using, you have the potential of turning that fireplace into a powerful heat source that can help warm your home in the cold winter months. This can be done simply with a wood or gas fireplace insert. Inserts greatly increase the heat output of your fireplace without sacrificing the beauty of the fire. With the various styles inserts come in, it’s likely that you will like the look of your new fireplace even better than the old. Instead of remodeling your open fireplace, an insert might be a better option, as you can save money and time and end up with an efficient heat source.
Proper installation is critical to the future functioning of your fireplace system, so you should be sure to have professionals who know what they are doing handle the job. Installation of a wood or gas insert is a simple task for our team of fully trained, certified, and insured technicians. Mercer County Chimney Services are certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and members of the National Chimney Sweep Guild (NCSG), and we can install a new insert into your home without trouble, as well as performing any chimney sweep, inspection, or repair that you may need.
An open fireplace only lets about 5% to 10% of its heat into the room, with most of the heat rising up the chimney and escaping out of the house. With a fireplace insert, heating efficiency can go up about 70%, making your fireplace an effective heating appliance. Inserts work on a closed-combustion system, which keeps much of the heat produced in the room that the fireplace is in, not letting it escape up the chimney. A vent pipe is placed inside of the chimney flue which allows harmful combustion byproducts to vent, but not heat. Not only are inserts efficient, but they also come in a variety of styles, finishes, and shapes and can burn wood or gas fuel. They fit into masonry and zero-clearance fireplaces without issue, installing directly into the fireplace opening.
To maintain the homey feel of real burning logs but gaining the benefit of greater heat, install a wood burning fireplace insert. An insert of this kind will provide the beauty of a real wood fire, but with the added heat that an insert provides. With any wood fire, you will need to make sure that your chimney is swept annually to maintain peak performance.
For an alternative to wood, gas is a great option for heating your fireplace. Gas inserts are simple to use and clean-burning. Instead of the labor of starting a wood fire and adding logs to keep the fire going, starting a gas fire is as simple as flipping a switch, and the fire will burn on its own as long as it has fuel. Many models of gas inserts come with remote controls for ignition and adjusting the heat levels. We install gas inserts that run on natural gas or propane.
If you are looking to install an insert in your fireplace, or you have any fireplace installation, chimney sweep, or chimney repair needs, call us at 609-802-5288. Mercer County Chimney Services operate in cities all across the county, including Plainsboro NJ, Ewing NJ, Hopewell NJ and Pennington NJ.