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Benefits of Fireplace Inserts

  • Heat more, longer, and with less fuel.
  • Be prepared for a power outage.
  • Eliminate chimney heat loss.
  • Reduce outdoor smoke emissions.
  • Less expensive than masonry repairs.

With the vast amount of fireplace inserts, almost any fireplace can be transformed from an old-fashioned masonry fireplace into a heat-generating, carbon neutral, reliable heat source.

Learn More: Benefits of Fireplace Inserts

Cut Heating Costs: Old-fashioned masonry fireplaces steal your home’s heat by drawing the air in your home up the chimney. Even with a good damper, heat will escape. Installing a quality fireplace insert will virtually seal your chimney and drastically improve your heating costs. In addition, a masonry fireplace has an open hearth which, while pulling air up the chimney, makes wood burn faster at a much lower temperature. Fireplace inserts are well insulated and sealed, creating a slower and hotter burn.

Reduce Carbon Emissions: The longer a fire burns, the more it burns harmful gases. With today’s fireplace insert technology, you gain more heat with less fuel, while drastically reducing smoke and emission into the environment. The reason is a secondary combustion method which introduces oxygen into the firebox and promotes re-burn of most of the smoke and gases that would otherwise line your flue as creosote and exit your chimney as smoke.

Masonry Repairs: Chimney repairs are costly. When we install a fireplace insert, we also install one of our flex liners manufactured to fit the the fireplace insert. These liners are easily cleaned by a professional without having to disconnect the installation. The installation of a fireplace insert will restore the integrity of your chimney and save you money.

Flush mount hybrid fireplace insert

Expert Sales, Service, and Installation

  • Our experienced staff are expertly trained in fireplace inserts. They will spend as much time as you need answering your questions and helping you choose the perfect insert for your home.
  • Our pro installation team will install your insert, review all the components with you, and show you how to efficiently operate the system.

Have questions? Dean’s is always here to help. Need service? Count on Dean’s to offer the finest service for your product.

FAQ: What's the Difference Between a Gas Insert and a Gas Log Set?

Gas Insert: A gas insert is a steel firebox that fits into the opening of an existing fireplace and is vented up the chimney, creating a sealed combustion system. It is composed of the steel box itself containing the fire, a ceramic viewing window, a decorative faceplate, a backing panel that conceals the remaining fireplace opening, and an air intake and exhaust system. Gas inserts are extremely efficient, furnace-rated appliances that can function as a home’s secondary heat source (wood and pellet inserts are more suitable for a main source of heat). They will even function during a power outage!

Gas Log Set: A gas log set is a kit that consists only of a burner, logs, and any included accessories that are assembled into an existing fireplace. Because the appearance of the opening is unchanged, a gas log set allows you to keep the fireplace’s viewing area intact. However, they are not designed to heat a home like an insert. A gas log set is for a homeowner who would like to improve the interior appearance of their current fireplace and increase convenience, but is not concerned with heating or efficiency.

There also exist unvented log sets that are designed to be burned with the damper closed, but there is misinformation about their usage. CLICK HERE to learn more!


Whether you are searching for stunning beauty, a secondary heating and cooking source for emergencies, or to improve your home’s insulation and heating efficiency, the possibilities are endless.

  • Wood, gas, pellet, or electric.
  • Flush mounted or extended hearth inserts which allow for a handy cook-top surface.
  • A vast array of aesthetic options to mix and match.
About Different Heating Sources

Wood: Nothing heats like wood. It brightens the evenings and provides a strong radiant heat. Wood is nature’s renewable resource: a natural fuel that, when used in any of our EPA certified inserts, produces no more emissions than would normally be produced from the same wood if left to decay in the forest. Consideration should be taken regarding the ease and cost of wood sources. Wood burning inserts require no electricity to run, but do require regular maintenance.

Gas: Either natural gas or propane can be used in our gas-burning inserts. These inserts require a fuel source, burn very cleanly, and emit very little pollution. Gas inserts are typically more efficient than either wood or pellet, and are as easy to use and maintain as a push of a button. However, gas is more expensive to purchase.

Pellet: Wood pellets, a byproduct of wood product manufacturing, consist of tightly compressed sawdust or waste from saw milling plants. Therefore, they are a renewable resource and burn cleanly and efficiently. In addition, a pellet burning insert is easier to maintain over a wood burning insert, lasting longer in between refill times. Pellet inserts do, however, require electricity to run.

Superior Quality

WOW! That’s what we hear every day. It’s a combination of the very best of home heating combined with style and ambiance. Behind these beautiful direct vent gas inserts is superior craftsmanship, efficiency, and impressive heat output.

As authorized dealers for the best, most efficient fireplace inserts, Dean’s Stove & Spa is a retail leader offering only the highest quality products, offering them to you at factory direct prices.

Dean’s Popular Fireplace Inserts

Fireplace Xtrordinair Large Flush Hybrid-Fyre

Wood Insert

Up to 83,200 BTUs

Up to 80% efficient

Emissions as low as 0.58 GPH – the cleanest wood burning technology in the world!

Heats up to 2,500 square feet

Fireplace Xtrordinair 34 DVL

Gas Insert

Up to 40,000 BTUs

Up to 83% efficient

Heats up to 2,000 square feet

Features patented Ember-Fyre burner and GreenSmart 2 wireless remote

Lopi Large Radiant

Gas Insert

Up to 33,000 BTUs

Up to 87% efficient

Heats up to 1,650 square feet

Lopi AGP

Pellet Insert

Up to 41,000 BTUs

Up to 78% efficient

Heats up to 2,000 square feet

70 pound hopper

American Hearth Renegade 30

Gas Insert

Up to 30,000 BTUs

Up to 77% efficient

Features TruFlame technology

Lopi Freedom

Wood Insert

Up to 73,300 BTUs

Up to 12 hour burn time

Heats up to 2,250 square feet

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