You love having a cozy fireplace to sit by but are tired of all that work for the heat to go right up the chimney. We have the solution for you. Fireplace inserts slide right into your existing masonry fireplace and provide the appearance and comfort you desire. These highly efficient units come in multiple styles and fuel choices and add convenience features to boot. Step out of the masonry age and into the 21st century with a fireplace insert from Martin’s Sales & Service.
Do I Need a Fireplace Insert or a Fireplace?
If you have an existing masonry fireplace, the solution for you is a fireplace insert. An insert will slide into the masonry fireplace as a new, energy-efficient unit. With new construction, or when adding where there is no existing fireplace, you need a new zero-clearance fireplace.
You love a wood fire but want greater efficiency. A wood insert gives you the best of both worlds. Providing you all the aroma and crackling of a wood fire, without all your heat going up the chimney.
Wood fireplaces inserts have evolved with technology. A prime example is how efficient they operate. Most masonry fireplaces are only about 15% efficient, meaning 85% of the heat went out of the chimney. New wood-burning units are up to 87% percent efficient. There are other advantages, as well:
- Very warm comfortable heat
- Many burn up to 15+ hours on only one load
- Safer than a masonry unit
- No electric needed
- A free heat source for those with wooded properties
For those who want the characteristics of a wood fire in a more convenient package, a wood pellet unit may be the best option. These easy to operate units are thermostat controlled and efficient.
Wood pellets have grown in popularity as they are a cost-effective heat source. Wood pellet fireplaces give you the efficiency and convenience of a pellet stove in a fireplace application. The advantages are:
- Efficient up to 87%
- Convenient, easy storage of fuel
- Can run on a built-in thermostat
- Less labor and mess than wood
- Cost-effective fuel alternative
- Can be vented through an external wall or chimney
- A local renewable energy source
Gas units bring tremendous versatility and are energy-efficient units. And let’s face it, when was the last time you had to haul and stack gas? If you’re not set on a wood fire, this may be the best fit for you.
If convenience and efficiency are high on your list of priorities, it’s tough to beat a gas fireplace insert. With multiple styles and sizes to choose from, you’re sure to find a unit you love. These units have tons of features, such as lighting at the touch of a button. Some of the advantages of a gas unit are:
- Ultra clean-burning
- No electric needed to operate
- Remote control with a built-in thermostat
- Very high efficiency
- No chimney required can vent through an external wall
Electric units work great for someone who wants the ambiance of a fireplace when wood or gas are not an option. These units are an excellent option for those with allergies as well.
When you want the ambiance of a fireplace, and an actual flame is not an option, try electric. The beauty of an electric fireplace is it can be installed almost anywhere in your home. Are you renting? No worries, you can have your fireplace and take it with you when you move. Some reasons electric may be an option for you are:
- Unlimited installation options
- Inexpensive compared to other units
- Can insert into an unusable fireplace
- Can be used as ambiance without heat
- Glass remains cool – child safe
- Safe alternative to vent-free gas
When looking for an efficient heat source, coal is tough to beat. Anthracite coal is very clean burning when compared to bituminous, and it provides long burn times. Which makes coal a cost-effective fuel.
Providing consistent heat is one of the benefits of burning coal. With coal, you can expect long burn periods between restoking. Today’s coal-burning units are more efficient than ever and are simple to use. If you ask us, using a centuries-old heat source has its advantages, such as:
- On average delivers 13,000 BTU’s per pound
- Can be stored outdoors
- Comes in 40lb bags
- No electric needed
- Cost-effective fuel source
Don’t Assume You’re Stuck with an Old Inefficient Fireplace.
Are you tired of staring at a fireplace that doesn’t work?
You wouldn’t be the first person to buy an older home and wish the fireplace in your living room was functional. You stare at the old masonry fireplace that now is merely decoration and wonder what might have been. Snap out of it! You may be able to slide a fireplace insert into the old fireplace and get everything you’re looking for and more. They told you the existing chimney is not safe? Not to worry, we specialize in relining your chimney and adding a safer and energy-efficient fireplace insert. Fireplace inserts come in a wide variety of styles and fuel types, all of which are drastically more efficient than a masonry fireplace. Stop into our store, and we will help you find the best fit for your home and budget.
The Martin Sales & Service Advantage
Our story spans over 40 years and multiple generations. Our mission has never been to be just another fireplace, patio, and grill store. We believe that for a family-run business to be around this long and continue to grow, we must be doing something right. We stand behind three guiding principles which we believe are the key to success: sell quality products, that are reasonably priced, and service your customers well.
Living Up To Our Principles
We prove those principles by focusing on USA or Canadian-made products built to high standards. Being a family-run business with lower overhead helps keep prices reasonable, while still providing exceptional value to our customers. Our technicians are factory trained and provide expert installation and service. Yes, we service the products we sell.
Our customer service earned us the Top Platinum Harman Dealer in Western PA. In addition, we received Kozy Heat's "Premier Dealer" award for the last several years in a row. We have also won the "Readers Choice Award" voted on by our local county residents as the "Best Fireplace Store" 13 years in a row. But don't just take our word for it- our suggestion is to stop in and experience it for yourself!
Find the perfect accessory for your fireplace here at Martin Sales and Service Inc. We have products to dress up your fireplace or others designed for practical use. From glowing embers to decorative steamers, log lighters, and toolsets, you can get it here. Talk to one of our factory-trained associates to be assured you will get the right accessory for the job. And, as is with everything we sell, our accessories are also different from the big box store. Our products are top quality and built to last.