How do I identify my fireplace insert?

How do I identify my fireplace insert?

You can generally tell you have a fireplace insert if the firebox is metal and surrounded by a steel shell. To know for sure what type of insert you have, look for the nameplate under the grill by the pilot light and gas valve.

How do I know if my fireplace is vented or ventless?

Turn on the fireplace. If the flames reach above the gas logs and the look like a wood burning fireplace, then the logs must be vented. If the flames are small, an have a blue cast, the fireplace is vent-free.

Can a fireplace be too big for a room?

Regardless of heat output or TV size, the size of the fireplace should suit the size of the room. A small fireplace will be lost in a large space. Likewise, a large fireplace could overpower a tiny room. However, we see clients going too small far more often than going too big.

What are the best gas fireplace inserts?

For an affordable gas fireplace insert, choose the Pleasant Hearth Vent Free Gas Firebox, which is priced several hundred dollars cheaper than many other popular models. It offers zero-clearance installation options, a fire screen for safety, and it can be used with either natural gas or propane log sets.

How many BTUs does a gas fireplace insert produce?

Ventless Gas Fireplace Inserts (use recycled room air to heat space) generally have the highest heat efficiency rating. Gas fireplace fire inserts can produce between 20-40,000 BTUs, and easily heat a medium-size room on the coldest winter day. Do gas fireplace inserts require electricity?

How do you install a gas fireplace log insert?

The gas log insert simply involves placing a gas burner, grate, and Ceramic logs inside an existing fireplace. Installation, however, does require available gas and electricity (vented), which if not installed will require the help of a professional. Gas fireplace logs can be purchased as vent-free or vented (chimney).

How does a gas fireplace insert work?

Typical Gas fireplace inserts are manufactured to slide into a masonry chimney, or exhausted by use of a “B-Vent” used in a framed chimney chase. They typically contain a gas log set, grate, and burner and sit inside their own metal box. This firebox is then surrounded by a second metal box.