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Why Choose a Fireplace Insert? | Professional Installation in Winchester, TN, Huntsville, AL, & Surrounding Areas

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The most common reason homeowners choose to upgrade to a powerful new fireplace insert is dissatisfaction with the performance of their open masonry fireplaces. Is your masonry fireplace incapable of producing the heat you need? Are you spending too much on central heat, even though your fireplace is roaring? A-1 Chimney Specialist provides professional fireplace insert installation in Winchester, TN, Huntsville, AL, Tullahoma, TN, Murfreesboro, TN, New Market, TN, and other communities in southern Tennessee and northern Alabama. We’ll help you choose the perfect fireplace insert to meet your heating and aesthetic needs and then professionally install it for you.

What Is a Fireplace Insert?

Fireplace inserts, as the name implies, are built in a factory for placement in the firebox of an existing fireplace. They’re completely self-contained and are engineered for high heat performance, long life and safety.

Fireplace Insert Q&A

Q: I love the look of my fireplace. Will I sacrifice the ambience if I get an insert?

A: Absolutely not. Modern fireplace inserts can run on wood logs just like your masonry fireplace, and they’re designed to make a beautiful statement and add elegance and ambience to any home.

Q: We don’t get brutal winters in the Winchester, TN, area, but I still want a high level of heat. Will an insert satisfy me?

A: Fireplace inserts, depending on the model and fuel type, carry heat-efficiency ratings of 80% and higher. That means the majority of the blazing heat from the firebox will be available to heat your home. Compare that with just 10% to 20% efficiency common with open masonry fireplaces.

Q: A “fireplace in a box” sounds dangerous. Are inserts safe?

A: Inserts are highly insulated and built with the strongest materials available. When installed by experienced technicians with national certifications, your new insert will be one of the safest appliances in your home.

Q: One of the reasons I’m tired of my masonry fireplace is the hassle of hauling and storing logs and cleaning up all the time. Are there inserts that run on gas?

A: Many fine gas-fueled inserts are available from top manufacturers such as Pacific Energy and Superior. Lots of people throughout the Huntsville, AL, and Winchester, TN, regions enjoy gas inserts because they’re so clean and easy to use, amazingly powerful and extremely safe to operate.

Q: If fireplace inserts are self-contained, can I install one myself, like an air conditioner?

Wood burning fireplace insert A: Air conditioners and inserts are different animals, so it’s always best to have an experienced technician install your new gas or wood fireplace insert. Our installation pros have years of hands-on experience and are familiar with the process from top to bottom. Be aware that some manufacturer’s warranties might be voided if installation work isn’t done by a certified professional installer.

Q: How will an insert affect my chimney?

A: It won’t. Fireplace inserts use their own special vent pipe system. It will go up your existing flue, but as long as the pipe is working correctly, it won’t affect your chimney (i.e., no flue cleaning, extra repairs or modifications will be necessary).

Q: How long does it take to install an insert?

A: We’re in and out in less than a day.

If you have questions about gas or wood fireplace inserts that we didn’t answer here, give us a call and get to know more about these amazing heating appliances. Call (256) 285-4895 in the Winchester, TN, area or (931) 967-3595 in and around Huntsville, AL.