Installing a fireplace can be costly and potentially dangerous, while installing a gas fireplace can be even more challenging. By the end of this short article, you will be armed with the information and resources you need to install your fireplace safely and economically. If you need to renovate your fireplace or replace it with a newer version suitable for your home, we can help. Our certified NFI installers will not only repair or replace your fireplace, but also teach you how to properly care for your fireplace after repair or installation.
At Courtland Hearth & Hardware, we are certified by the National Fireplace Research Institute, and customers in Maryland trust us to efficiently install your fireplaces, inserts and stoves. In addition to the inserts, we also install all the freestanding fireplaces, shelves, frames and stoves we sell.
Installation is simple and they tend to be more environmentally friendly than wood and gas fireplaces. Compared to brick fireplaces, they are easier to install and require less construction work. Fireplaces without vents do not require a chimney and are powered by alcohol gel inserts that actually create a real fire (though perhaps not a raging fire). Non-ventilated models require the same chimney installation procedures as ventilated models minus the need for external ventilation.
In a professional installation, a gas fireplace does not necessarily require a chimney or chimney to effectively channel smoke and fumes as long as your home has adequate ventilation. With gas fireplaces, you don’t have to worry about getting up and throwing more wood into a dying fire, and installing a wood stove or fireplace in your home can provide an additional source of heat without electricity or gas.
Gas fireplaces can provide warmth and elegance for less money and less installation costs. These fireplaces are very energy efficient, burn clean, are ideal for heating a room or home, and can be easily installed almost anywhere with a good set of tools and a little help. You need to create a space for the chimney, connect electrical and gas pipes to the chimney, build an exhaust opening to the outside of the house, and install a mantel.
Assembly and setup-Most fireplaces require at least some assembly before the actual installation process begins. The exact price you pay for the installation may vary depending on the design of the fireplace, the current condition of the house, and the type of gas fireplace you choose. An example of how the installation price changes is when the natural gas pipeline needs to be connected directly to the chimney.
The cost mainly depends on where the gas line currently exists in relation to where you want to install it. Based on research and conversations with several people who have installed a gas line to connect a new fireplace, it costs between $ 800 and $ 3,000 (just for connecting the gas line, not including the fireplace itself). The cost to switch from a wood burning fireplace to a gas insert is between $ 2,280 and $ 4,030 because you need to build a chimney and install a gas line. The average cost to install a propane fireplace without ventilation is $ 1,200, while the cost of converting a gas oven to a propane oven is between $ 25 and $ 100.
There are different types of fireplaces and devices that use fuel as fuel, namely gas, electricity and wood burning, so the prices are slightly different. Although the simpler installation costs as low as $200, depending on the type of fireplace you choose, the cost may be higher.
A masonry fireplace costs an average of $ 4,900 installed in an existing home with a 12ft fireplace. According to the HomeAdvisors True Cost Guide, the average homeowner can pay between $ 860 and $ 3,500 to install a wood burning fireplace. According to HomeGuide, on average, a new gas or wood fired prefabricated metal fireplace costs $ 2,900, while an electric fireplace costs about $ 1,200. On average, a new prefabricated gas or wood fired metal fireplace costs $ 2,900, while an electric fireplace costs $ 1,200.
While wood stoves can be purchased for a lower price, the cost to build and install a brick fireplace can range from $ 8,500 to $ 22,000. Ventilationless gas fireplace inserts can cost from $ 2,000 to $ 3,500 for the unit itself; installation can cost an additional $ 200-1000. Since the firebox fits directly into a fireplace already installed in the house and uses the same fireplace, the cost of installing a gas fireplace insert is relatively low.
If you now have a wood burning fireplace in your home, you can turn it into a ventilated gas unit by installing gas logs, which can cost around $ 200-1000. You can mount this fireplace to any outside wall and it will face straight to the back. Prepare the installation site by making a recess in the wall for installing the chimney. Attach a short piece of chimney to the outlet at the back of the fireplace.
You can choose the mantel according to the type and size of the fireplace insert. Fireplace mantels such as wood shelves can be placed above the fireplace to add extra charm. But for freestanding stoves and fireplaces, you can complement the look with a hearth that can be placed against the wall where the gas or electrical connections are located.
In two-story homes, the choices for fireplace placement may be more limited, but you can often find the 12-14-inch fireplace space required by enclosing a corner of a room or an extra closet. A typical wood burning fireplace sits on a 12 “thick concrete foundation over a five foot area that includes a walled fireplace with chimney and smoke chamber, and may also include a vent valve. To properly install these fireplaces, you need a working fireplace and a suitable area in your home to house the unit.
Please study the fireplace without ventilation, as in some cities they are not allowed or may have a specific code for installing it. They have gorgeous no vents that you can customize, and their prices range from $ 3,000 to $ 10,000, which can actually be cheaper than the cost of installing a gas line for a new fireplace. If you’re starting from scratch like us, this may be a more complex / more expensive option than fanless and electric, but you will end up with a * real * fireplace.
The average cost to install an electric fireplace is usually between $ 150 and $ 300, but it can be significantly higher if the electrical outlet or junction box is located further from the fireplace. Labor alone to install a ventilated gas fireplace ranges from $ 2,500 to $ 2,800, while work for a non-ventilated fireplace will cost about $ 1,200 less.
Given the popularity of fireplaces among home buyers, you can’t go wrong with professional installations. Find a fireplace installer near you. Fireplace type The best fireplace for you depends on many factors, including your home type, energy needs, and design preferences.