Wood-burning fireplace inserts are units that fit inside the firebox of the fireplace to improve its efficiency. Many of these units have glass doors, allowing room occupants a view of the fire. These units reduce the he... More » Home & Garden Heating & Cooling

Fireplace inserts are made out of steel or cast iron, explains the Chicago Tribune. These metal fireboxes are placed into compatible, pre-existing brick or masonry fireplaces, notes eFireplaceStore. More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance

The price of a gas fireplace insert can range from $2,000 to $4,000. The condition of the chimney and the fireplace model selected are two key features that may affect the price. Gas inserts can be vented or unvented. More » Home & Garden Heating & Cooling
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Convert a wood burning fireplace to gas by installing a gas insert. Install the required gas lines, electrical wires and vents required for the unit. Finish the project by installing the surrounds to trim out the insert. More » Home & Garden Heating & Cooling

Outdoor wood-burning furnaces are free-standing units designed to heat homes and other outbuildings with wood heat. They are placed 30 to 200 feet away from a home, and heated water is pumped into the home through heat e... More » Home & Garden Heating & Cooling

The main parts of a masonry fireplace include a firebox, damper, smoke chamber with shelf and a chimney. Projecting into a room are a fireplace's mantel, lintel and hearth. Below the fireplace, usually in the basement, a... More » Home & Garden Heating & Cooling

Fireplace inserts don't make homes safer, but they can prevent burning material from exiting the structure, potentially preventing fires. If they're installed incorrectly, however, they can pose safety risks. More » Home & Garden Heating & Cooling