Fireplace inserts convert an existing inefficient open-hearth wood-burning fireplace into an attractive and efficient zone heating system that allows you to control your comfort. These inserts are engineered to get the most heat out of your fuel while providing the warmth and enjoyment that comes from watching a fire.

There are three main types to consider: wood-burning fireplace inserts, direct vent gas fireplace inserts and pellet fireplace inserts. They differ on fuel type, features, ease of operation and energy efficiency. You will find a wide range of sizes and design styles depending on the type you choose.

FIVE STEPS FOR SELECTING A FIREPLACE INSERT
  1. Determine fuel type that best meets your heating requirements. Then, consider the room where you’ll be using the insert.
  2. Measure your existing fireplace’s opening, depth, back-wall, hearth and mantle height.
  3. Select a model that fits into the existing wood-burning fireplace opening.
  4. Select a surround that covers the gap between the insert body and the fireplace opening.
  5. Select required and decorative options that finish the insert and complement your home.

We put together a fireplace measuring guide so you can find the right fireplace insert to fit your existing fireplace. Filling out the form in advance will help you find the best fireplace insert for your home.

WOOD-BURNING FIREPLACE INSERTS

High-efficiency wood-burning fireplace inserts don’t just look good. They’re also powerful heating appliances that are EPA certified. These models undergo rigorous testing and meet or exceed stringent emissions limits to ensure efficient and responsible wood burning. Look for variable-rate control models that regulate wood use. You’ll be able to enjoy the fire longer and put more heat into your home, not up the chimney. Blower kits are available to help distribute the heat for additional comfort and control.

Wood-burning Fireplace Insert Features
  • Available in steel cabinet and surround design styles in a variety of sizes
  • Use with 2100° HT stainless-steel chimney liner systems designed for safety and performance
  • 75% to 80% heat-efficient models with high BTU output offer superb zone heating capabilities
  • Circulating design and ceramic glass offer optimal heat transfer
  • Gasket-sealed doors and primary air combustion control for efficient burning
  • High-density firebrick liners retain heat longer, resulting in increased efficiency
  • Advanced combustion systems provide secondary air for more complete burns and heat
  • Radiant heat and blower-assisted warm air circulation offer balanced comfort
  • A variety of exterior trim options are available to suit your style
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DIRECT VENT GAS FIREPLACE INSERTS

These fireplace inserts balance style and heating efficiency. Direct vent gas fireplace inserts are designed with sealed glass fronts and are vented using a special co-linear vent system that runs inside of the existing fireplace chimney. This sealed system brings all combustion air into the fireplace through a combustion air vent. All exhaust exits through the exhaust vent. These inserts are a very efficient source of supplemental heat since they don’t lose air and have heat-circulating features.

Direct Vent Gas Fireplace Insert Features
  • Available in steel cabinet and surround design styles in a variety of sizes
  • Circulating design and ceramic glass offer optimal heat transfer
  • Use with co-linear direct vent system inside the existing fireplace chimney to outdoors
  • 65% to 75% heat-efficient models offer superb zone heating capabilities
  • Electronic ignition control models feature gas-saving intermittent pilot ignition (IPI) and seamless battery backup that provides continued operation in the event of a power failure
  • Wall switch, on/off remote controls, and multifunction remote controls are available for easy fireplace insert and features operation
  • Radiant heat and blower-assisted warm air circulation offers balanced comfort
  • A variety of exterior trim options are available to match your décor
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PELLET FIREPLACE INSERTS

Pellet fireplace inserts combine the benefits of high-efficiency wood burning with the convenience of a gas appliance. Wood logs are replaced with small hardwood pellets that are commonly available in 40-pound bags. Pellet inserts work by storing the pellets in a hopper where an electric auger delivers them to a burn chamber, as needed. A blower draws in air for combustion and then forces the exhaust fumes outside using a Type L or Type PL pellet vent liner system. Operate manually or add a thermostat control option for the ultimate in comfort and control.

Pellet Fireplace Insert Features
  • Available in steel cabinet and surround design styles in a variety of sizes
  • Use with Type-L or Type-PL pellet vent systems designed for safety and performance
  • 85% heat-efficient model offers superb zone heating capabilities
  • Large, easy-to-load hopper requires less loading and ensures longer burn times
  • Self-ignition system delivers hassle-free automatic starts
  • Sealed blower and auger assembly ensures quiet operation
  • Heavy-duty welded steel heat exchangers for efficient heat transfer
  • Several optional thermostat and on-off remote control kits are available for added convenience
  • Radiant heat and blower-assisted warm air circulation offer balanced comfort
  • A variety of exterior trim options are available to complement your style
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Find the Right IronStrike Fireplace Insert for Your Home

Now that you have a better idea of the type of fireplace insert that best fits your needs, visit our inserts product catalog to select the perfect fireplace insert and accessories. Already know what you are looking for? Then visit our Where to Buy locator and find one of our helpful hearth professionals in your area.