Fireplace Insert Installations & Service
Magic Mountain Chimney Sweeps of Frederick, MD, sells and installs powerful gas-burning and wood-burning fireplace inserts in Emmitsburg, MD, Harpers Ferry, WV, and other communities in Maryland and West Virginia. We also provide certified chimney sweep, chimney inspection & chimney repairs to keep your home safe year long.
It can be a challenge trying to bring supplemental heat into your home with a standard masonry fireplace that allows most of its heat to draft right up the chimney, never to be felt by you and your family. The solution to an underperforming traditional fireplace is a powerful new wood or gas insert.
What Is a Fireplace Insert?
Inserts, as their name implies, are factory-built appliances that come ready to be inserted into the firebox of your existing fireplace. We recommend Regency and Hampton brand inserts, which are known for superior workmanship and outstanding heating performance.
Fireplace inserts are heavily insulated and generate high levels of heat. Many models carry heat-efficiency ratings of 75% to 85% and higher. This rating tells you how much of the heat created by the appliance will be available as heat for your home. Open masonry fireplaces, by contrast, have efficiency ratings of 10% or 20% and sometimes even less.
Today’s wood and gas fireplace inserts are available in an exciting range of design styles and finishes – everything from sleek and modern to classic and traditional. When professionally installed by our CSIA- and NFI-certified technicians, you’ll get the heat you need and the beauty you desire.
Wood Burning Fireplace Inserts
- The unmatched ambience of real wood fires
- The most efficient way to burn wood
- Beautiful insert designs will add luxury to your room
- No chimney structural modifications necessary
Gas Burning Fireplace Inserts
- A simple switch gives you quick heat when you need it
- Can run on natural gas or propane
- Easy-to-adjust heat levels for ultimate comfort
- Gas inserts meet strict EPA regulations
Fireplace Insert Installation
The way to ensure that your new wood or gas fireplace insert is properly set up and meets all safety specs is to have it installed professionally by Magic Mountain Chimney Sweeps’ certified technicians. If you choose a gas insert, we’ll run the gas lines and secure all the connections. With any insert, we’ll go over operational and safety standards with you, so you’ll know how to get the most out of your new appliance.
We recommend a thorough pre-installation inspection that will examine your chimney system from top to bottom and determine if there is water damage, component issues or problems with your chimney structure that need to be addressed. With expert inspection and installation, you’ll be ready for many years of comfort and enjoyment from your new insert.
Insert Maintenance & Cleaning
With a gas-burning fireplace insert, you’ll engage in minimal maintenance. It’s still a good idea to have us perform a safety visit each year to make sure all components are working optimally, and the gas connection is safe and clean.
A wood-burning fireplace insert will need annual vent-system cleaning to remove flammable creosote. Our certified chimney sweeps have the specialized equipment and hands-on training to keep your venting clean and reduce the potential for chimney fires down the line.
Whether you choose a new gas insert or wood insert, you’ll begin enjoying welcomed heat and unsurpassed beauty from the moment your unit is installed. Get on the road to better fireplace performance by visiting our showroom at 565A East Church St. in Frederick, MD. Or call (301) 695-6991 to learn more about today’s amazing fireplace inserts. Magic Mountain Chimney Sweeps is a proud member of the National Chimney Sweep Guild.