No Tricks, Just Treats — Choosing the Perfect Gas Insert for Wood-Burning Fireplaces

Is it time to upgrade your old wood-burning fireplace? You’ve come to the right place! Gas inserts are the perfect alternative as they provide the same fire we know and love, while actually keeping you warm and saving you money.

But choosing the perfect gas insert for your home before the Salt Lake City winter rolls around isn’t easy. There are a lot of factors to consider! To help make your life a little easier, we’ve built this quick guide of what you should look for in a new gas fireplace insert



Fireplace inserts have come a long way in the last few decades, becoming one of the most efficient options in the industry. Modern fireplace inserts can reach energy-efficiency ratings of up to 90 percent! This offers homeowners tons of advantages, namely: 

  • Fire burns slower and hotter, increasing your heat output
  • Homeowners can save BIG on firewood costs and monthly heating bills
  • Homeowners can easily reduce their carbon footprint

Take the time to do some research on your own and find the most efficient gas inserts available for sale, so you can get the most out of your new fireplace insert. 


Stay warm, save more, and design the fireplace of your dreams? Yes, please!

Whether you’re looking for a sleek and stylish fireplace insert to match your minimalistic interior decor or a more decorative and traditional design, there are tons of gas insert designs to choose!  Many fireplace manufacturers allow homeowners to customize gas inserts to their liking. You have the ability to pick the face, media (type of logs, stones, or glass), and the firebacks/liners inside the insert. In fact, you can easily do just that on our website. 

Design your fireplace right here, and we’ll make sure it not only meets but exceeds your expectations when it’s ready for installation. 


One of the coolest features of modern gas inserts is the ability to control it remotely…well, with a remote control, that is! 

You can ask the salesperson whether the gas insert model you’re interested in can be paired with a remote since not all fireplace inserts have this functionality, and if so, what kind of remote it is compatible with. 


Before you purchase a new gas insert, it’s important to analyze and understand the manufacturer’s warranty. Not all parts and repairs are covered by the warranty, and some components may expire sooner than others. Review the information carefully and ask the sales representative any questions you have. This way, you know what’s covered and what’s coming out of your own pocket in case of an emergency. 

Battery Back-Up

Last but not least, don’t forget to inquire about a battery back-up. This may seem like an extra feature that you can live without at first, but trust us when we tell you that a battery back-up is essential to your family’s comfort — especially during Salt Lake City’s storm season when power outages are known to happen. Having a battery back-up will give you peace of mind that your family is safe and comfortable no matter what’s going on outside. 

You’re all set to choose the perfect gas insert for your home! But if you need more help, or if you’re ready to schedule an appointment for a fireplace installation in Salt Lake City and the surrounding areas, we’re here for you. Just give us a call today!