Replacing Wood Burning Fireplace

Wouldn’t you like convenient heat with the push of a button? In this article, we discuss why you should consider replacing your wood-burning fireplace. And how easy it is!

Why You Want to Replace Your Wood-Burning Fireplace

Your old wood-burning fireplace is charming, but there’s a point in your life when you might start losing interest in it. The hassle becomes more trouble than it’s worth:

  • Ordering, unloading, splitting and storing wood.
  • Buying stacks of kindling.
  • Storing piles of newspaper.
  • Carrying logs in a few at a time.
  • Building and tending the fire.
  • Cleaning up the ash and charred remains of logs.

Replace It with a Gas Fireplace Insert

But you don’t have to leave the fireplace empty; a big hole in the wall pulling heat out of your house. You can convert the old wood burning fireplace to gas and enjoy all the good things about a wood burning fireplace without any of the hassle.

You don’t even have to get up to build the fire or add logs. Enjoy the warmth of a rolling fire with the click of a single button and change your wood fireplace to gas with our help this weekend.

The Cost of Your Gas Fireplace Insert

The cost is impossible to generalize. Any contractor posting a price online is just trying to get you to call, where they’ll almost always charge more than they claimed.

We don’t want to mislead you, so we won’t post a general price online. We want to talk to you so the details are clear. After all, the cost is impacted by:

To be as accurate as possible and avoid any confusion, it’s best to talk to your contractor/retailer in person.

How Does a Fireplace Replacement Work?

You have to choose your new gas fireplace from among our substantial selection. Before you change your wood fireplace to gas, it’s best to start with a chimney cleaning. The built-up creosote from your wood-burning fireplace needs to go.

We’ll have to extend your gas line to service the new fireplace (this is less intrusive as you might think).

We’ll have to fit the gas fireplace to your existing masonry work and seal the edges seamlessly, so the gas fireplace looks like the house was built around it. This is actually called a gas insert. We insert it into the existing fireplace space.

Once installed, we recommend you book your fireplace inspection for the following year. Gas fireplaces should be inspected annually so you never run into any problems.

Contact a Trusted Fireplace Installer Today

Thinking of replacing your wood-burning fireplace?

The last thing you need is a contractor misleading you on the costs you can expect to pay for your gas fireplace conversion and installation. Give us a call today to talk about your unique needs and get an accurate quote.

Contact Airwave ClimateCare

Sign up to receive helpful home comfort tips and reminders
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
climatecare logo
carrier logo
energystar logo
hrai logo
tssa logo
wsib logo