How Much Does a Gas Insert Fireplace Cost? 

The cost of installing a gas fireplace may seem to be expensive, but there are actually many ways to save on the price of a new unit. By following a few simple tips, you can save a bundle on the installation of your new gas fireplace. 

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For starters, you should get a permit before starting the project. You will need to check with your local code enforcement agency to see if you are allowed to install a new gas fireplace. In some parts of the country, permits are required, and some states even require permits for ventless systems. If you do need to obtain a permit, you can expect the fee to range from $100 to $400. However, the final cost of your new unit depends on the type of fireplace and how urgent the repair is. 

One of the most important things to remember about installing a new gas fireplace is that it does not have to be a major renovation. Although you will need to pay to remove the old hearth and add a gas line, the installation of a new unit should not take up too much of your time. 

Another good rule of thumb is to only hire a professional to do the installation. Not only can a professional handle the hefty task of installing a new gas fireplace, but they also know how to do the job safely. A plumber or electrician should be able to do the necessary electrical modifications that are needed to run the gas line properly. 

Luckily, most gas inserts come with all the supplies you will need to complete the installation. This means you only need to buy a few of the more important components. These include the firebox, a mantel and the gas line. Some models of gas fireplaces even include a surround. Using a surround is an easy way to add character and style to your fireplace. Materials like stone or marble can make your new unit appear sophisticated and stylish. 

A good installer will be able to show you all the important facets of the gas fireplace. They will be able to advise you on how to go about choosing the right product and the corresponding material for your home. Also, it is a good idea to ask questions to the installer to find out if they are knowledgeable and what the quickest route to install your unit is. 

The cost of your new unit will depend on several factors, including your budget, the size of your fireplace, the materials you choose, and the season you are installing the new unit. It is also a good idea to get several estimates before deciding on the final price. Many people opt to hire a contractor because they can help them decide which model is best for their home. 

Choosing the right product will help you save money in the long run. Investing in a top-notch wood fireplace insert can also increase the value of your home. There are even tax credits available for qualifying wood inserts.