Benefits of Gas Fireplace Inserts

As much as you love your traditional wood-burning fireplace, it just does not provide enough heat, and you would like to find a more economical way to heat your home this winter. One popular Fireplace option is to install a more energy-efficient gas fireplace insert into the opening of your existing wood fireplace. Since 1978, Chim Cheree The Chimney Specialists have provided the Upstate South Carolina region with top quality professional chimney maintenance, repair, and installation services, and we have converted many wood-burning fireplaces to gas over the years. You can trust our professionals because not only do they have years of experience, but they have also earned certifications from the leaders in the industry, including the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and the National Fireplace Institute (NFI). To help you decide if this is a good option for your home, we would like to tell you more about the benefits of converting to a gas fireplace appliance.


When you have a wood-burning fireplace, you are responsible for doing a few chores, such as bringing in firewood from outdoor storage and sweeping up ashes, every time you enjoy a fire. With a gas fireplace, all you have to do is push a button on a remote control device from your couch to get a fire started. You also will not have to wait for a fire to fully be extinguished before leaving your home or going to bed.

Energy Efficiency

Unfortunately, your wood-burning fireplace can have an energy efficiency rating that is as low as 15 percent. This means that you are likely wasting money and energy by having to adjust your thermostat to stay comfortable inside your home. Chim Cheree The Chimney Specialists can show you gas fireplace inserts that have energy efficiency ratings that are as high as 85 percent. After we have converted your wood fireplace to gas, you will see a big difference in your heating costs.


With a gas fireplace, you will not have to spend as much time cleaning soot and creosote residue from your fireplace front. You will also not have to worry about removing ashes from the firebox of your fireplace. Although a gas fireplace does require less maintenance, you will still need to call us at Chim Cheree The Chimney Specialists to schedule your annual professional chimney maintenance service appointment. This service visit is important to make sure that your fireplace will work efficiently and safely throughout the winter.

Considering updating your wood fireplace to a gas insert? Contact us today at Chim Cheree The Chimney Specialists to schedule your appointment with our NFI-Certified Gas Specialists. We are here for all of your professional chimney maintenance, repair, and installation needs.

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