If you have a traditional wood-burning masonry fireplace, you may have noticed that your heating costs are getting more expensive each winter. While Gas & Hearth Appliance - Elkton MD - Ace Chimney Sweepsyou may love the atmosphere of your old fireplace, it is very inefficient as a heating appliance. Most of the heat produced by the fire escape out of the chimney, so you have to use your furnace more often than you may wish. Ace Chimney Sweeps can help you make your home more energy-efficient by installing a gas stove insert into your masonry fireplace opening. Although you may think that hearth gas appliances do not produce realistic flames, we can show you gas stove inserts in our showroom that might even make you think you are looking at a wood-burning stove insert. We would like to tell you more about the benefits of gas stove inserts.

Easy to use

Are you tired of bringing in firewood from outside and of sweeping up ashes after every fire? If so, you will love the ease and convenience of using a gas stove insert. Most models come with remote control, so you can start a fire by pushing a button on the control while sitting on your couch. These appliances do not require a great deal of maintenance, although you will still need to schedule an annual chimney sweeping and inspection to be sure your appliance is working safely and efficiently.

Clean burning

According to HouseLogic, gas stove inserts produce so little pollution that they have efficiency ratings of 65 to 99 percent. The fires from these appliances do not create much smoke or creosote either. If you are concerned about the environment, a gas stove insert is a great choice.


As mentioned earlier, older wood-burning fireplaces do not provide a lot of heat, and this can lead to expensive utility bills. With a high-efficiency gas stove insert, you will see a big reduction in your heating costs each winter. You can also use your hearth gas appliance for zone heating. This allows you to warm the most frequently used area of your home and turn down the thermostat in the rest of your house.

You will find a wide variety of gas stove inserts and other hearth gas appliances at Ace Chimney Sweeps. Contact us to learn more about our gas appliance sales and installation services.