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At Fireplace by Design, we specialize in helping you find a quality, high efficiency hearth product that fits your home and lifestyle. We have over 70 units on display in our showroom. With many styles ranging from traditional to contemporary, we have something for your home. Select a product category to learn more.


Gas Stoves
Gas Inserts
Gas Fireplaces
Gas Logs
Wood Stoves
Wood Inserts
Wood Fireplaces
Pellet and Corn
Fireplace Doors
Chimney



Gas Stoves

Direct vent gas stoves are a great option to add to almost any room. They can be vented through the roof or out a side wall. Today's gas stoves have realistic flames and high efficiencies of up to 87%. There are several models that range in size to heat from a single room to a major portion of the home. They are gaining popularity as a powerful heat source to turn a chilly basement or lower level into a warm usable space, or zone heat any portion of the home.


  • Furnace Rated Appliances
  • Thermostat and Remote Compatible
  • Work in a Power Outage
  • Flames and Heat Output are Adjustable
  • Variety of Styles From Classic to Contemporary

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Gas Inserts

Direct vent gas inserts are designed to fit into your existing wood burning fireplace. By installing a gas insert, you will stop cold air from coming into the fireplace and when in use is up to 86% efficient. When a direct vent gas insert is installed there are two small flexible liner pipes installed into the chimney one for exhaust and the other for combustion air. A new cap will also be installed with the system.


  • Furnace Rated Appliance
  • Thermostat and Remote Compatible
  • Work in a Power Outage
  • Flames and Heat Output are Adjustable
  • Turn Your Existing Fireplace Into an Efficient Heater
  • Variety of Styles From Classic to Contemporary to Match your Fireplace

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Gas Fireplaces

Direct vent gas fireplaces were conceived in the mid 1980s and have made considerable advancements in technology, appearance, and efficiency since. They use a direct vent system that uses combustion air from outside the home and exhausts combustion gasses to the outside. They can be vented horizontally or vertically. There are several models that range in size BTU and efficiency.


  • Some Can be Ducted into Other Rooms
  • Thermostat and Remote Compatible
  • Can work in a Power Outage
  • Furnace Rated
  • Can Heat a Room or Major Portion of the Home
  • Variety of Styles From Classic to Contemporary

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Gas Logs

Vented gas logs are designed to fit into an existing wood burning fireplace. They will heat similar to the way your fireplace heated with wood. A typical log set will use 50,000 to 90,000 BTUs. They are designed as a recreational product – not heater rated. They are intended to be used in an open fireplace.


  • Saves Buying and Hauling Wood
  • Instant On and Off
  • Classic Open Fireplace Look

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Wood Stoves

Today’s wood stoves are not your grandfathers wood stove. They burn the gasses that are in the smoke. By doing so you have two fires burning inside the stove giving you high efficiencies and long burn times. Styles and brands will range from traditional to contemporary, will be constructed from steel or cast iron, and range in size and BTU output.


  • Can work in a Power Outage
  • Can Heat a Room or Major Portion of the Home
  • Variety of Styles From Classic to Contemporary

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Wood Inserts

Wood burning inserts are basically wood stoves designed to fit into your existing wood burning fireplace to make it efficient. By installing a wood insert, you can expect to use about 1/3 of the wood your open fireplace used. Depending on the model, it will heat from 400 to 3000 sq. ft., and get up to 12 hours burn time on a load of wood.


  • Turn Your Existing Fireplace Into an Efficient Heater
  • Can work in a Power Outage
  • Variety of Styles From Classic to Contemporary

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Wood Fireplaces

There are basically two types of manufactured fireplaces, open fireplaces and high efficiency. Open fireplaces typically range anywhere from 20% efficient to minus 20% efficient. And are primarily sold and used as a recreational product. High efficiency or EPA fireplaces are basically built in zero clearance wood stoves. These fireplaces will burn 100% outside air, burn the gasses that are in the smoke, and have long burn time of up to 12-14 hours. They can sometimes be ducted into other rooms above, behind, or below the fireplace.


  • Some Can be Ducted into Other Rooms
  • Can work in a Power Outage
  • Can Heat a Room or Major Portion of the Home
  • Variety of Styles From Classic to Contemporary

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Pellet and Corn

Pellet and corn stoves are a good option as a supplemental heat source. They are available as a free standing stove, fireplace insert, or furnace add on, with free standing stove being the most popular. They have a forced air exhaust so only a small vent on the side of the home is required for the exhaust. Some models are fuel specific to pellets only while others are multi-fuel and can burn either corn or pellets. Some models can burn up to 40 hours on one hopper full of pellets or corn.


  • Supplemental Heat Source
  • Thermostat Compatible
  • Heat Output is Adjustable
  • Variety of Styles From Classic to Contemporary
  • Uses Alternative Fuel Source

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Fireplace Doors

Fireplace doors are available in a wide variety of styles and finishes. Because the fireplace is a major focal point of the home, the doors are most often chosen as a design element, but their uses are not limited to that. Originally, glass doors were created so you could to go to bed before the fire had died out. You would close the doors and leave your damper open. As the fire dies out the heat from your house will not go up the chimney. When shopping for glass doors it is important that you know whether your fireplace is a manufactured or a true masonry fireplace. See measurement guide for more information.


  • Improve the Appearance of Your Existing Fireplace
  • Variety of Styles From Classic to Contemporary

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Chimney

There are several categories of chimney. In some categories it is referred to as venting. Chimney or venting is specific to each product.

Wood Stove
Wood stoves require chimney rated at 2100 degrees.

Pellet and Corn Stoves
Requires PL vent. This is a two-wall pipe with stainless steel inner wall and galvanized outer wall and has seal or basket that seals the joints

Direct Vent
Direct vent is specifically used on direct vent appliances (fireplaces, stoves, and inserts). Direct vent pipe is typically a coaxial two wall pipe that allows flue gases to exhaust through the inner pipe and combustion air to enter from the outside between the inner and outer wall. Gas inserts use 2 separate pipes.

Chimney Liner
Used for a wood insert. It is a stainless steel liner system that fits inside an existing fireplace chimney and directly connects to the flue collar of the wood burning insert.

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