What to know before buying a fireplace insert:
Many older homes in the Bay Area were built with wood-burning fireplaces. Some of them are traditional masonry brick/stone fireplaces, while others are what we call “zero-clearance” metal fireboxes. With the increased amount of “No-Burn” days this year (days where Bay Area residents weren’t able to burn wood or pellet fireplaces) and the homeowners looking for a cleaner burning and more efficient source of heat, the interest in our Avalon Fireplace Inserts has been on the rise.
Before trying to find the right product, we ask our customers these few questions:
- What is the square footage of the area you are trying to heat? Are you going to use the fireplace insert as the main source of heat while in that room?
- How big is the opening in the current fireplace? We need width, height, and depth.
- Where is the nearest electrical outlet and natural gas pipe? This helps us determine the scope of your project and what additional work other than the actual installation, that we may need to do.
There are many looks and options to choose from. We have all the faces, backgrounds, and options to show in any of our three Bay Area showrooms located in San Rafael, San Mateo, and Concord, as well as our website.