The Perks Of Retrofitting A Gas Insert

RegencyExcaliburEX-E33LargeGasInsert-MilfordCT-TheCozyFlameIf you’re looking to increase the efficiency of your existing fireplace or convert a wood-burning fireplace to gas, you may want to consider having a Gas Insert installed. Gas Inserts are incredibly efficient and clean burning, and can make fuel conversion a cinch. You’ll love the convenience and safety features of Regency products, and you’re sure to enjoy the reduction in heat and energy loss!

With a new Gas Insert from Regency, you’ll enjoy the:

  • Ease of Use & Convenience – As a fuel, nothing is as convenient and easy to use as gas. With a Gas Insert, there’ll be no chopping, seasoning, stacking, storing or loading of wood before each fire. You also won’t have to worry about cleaning up between fires or waiting for your fire to die out before leaving or going to bed. Simply flip a switch to enjoy your fire, and flip a switch to call it a night.
  • Clean Burn – Although wood burning appliances have come a long way in emissions reduction, gas is still a cleaner burning fuel. A cleaner burn means less pollution, less byproduct cleanup and less wasted fuel.
  • Realistic Flames & Logs – In the past, gas logs and flames just couldn’t compete with the majesty of a real wood fire. But modern gas appliances have come a long way, and you can now enjoy an incredibly realistic-looking fire with the flip of a switch.
  • Reduction In Heat & Energy Loss – Regency’s Gas Inserts are known to reduce heat and energy loss by as much as 90%. Equipped with blowers to help direct heat back into the home, Regency’s Gas Inserts help you make the most of your fire and your fuel.
  • Aesthetic Variety – Transform the look of your fireplace with one of the many Regency style options. Whether you prefer the double door look or a large, clean viewing area, there’s an insert for you.
  • Independence – Take comfort in knowing that with Regency’s Gas Inserts, you can enjoy a warm fire even when a strong winter storm knocks your power out.

How Do Gas Inserts Work With My Current System?

Gas Inserts are designed to retrofit directly into your existing fireplace, without causing damage or the need for construction. Two things that your chimney sweep will need to check before installation are:

  • The size and material of your existing flue liner: If your liner is not approved for use with gas-burning appliances, or if it is improperly sized for your chosen appliance, you will need to have your chimney relined before using your new Gas Insert. Our expert sweeps can install a new stainless steel liner that will give you years of hassle-free enjoyment!
  • The condition of your existing chimney: If your chimney is damaged, it will be wise to have repairs made so that your new Gas Insert can work as safely and efficiently as it was designed to. Our sweeps are masonry repair professionals, so whatever it is your chimney needs, we can take care of it.

Direct Vent vs. B-Vent

Regency Fireplace Products offers both Direct Vent & B-Vent Gas Inserts. If you aren’t sure of the difference, you aren’t alone! Here’s a little bit of information to help you make the right choice for your home.

  • B-Vent Gas Inserts use the chimney to remove the byproducts of combustion from the home. These appliances also use some of the air from inside of the home in the combustion process. Because these inserts make use of the chimney to vent, you may lose some heat through the chimney, and it’s possible you will experience cooling during a downdraft from time to time.
  • Direct Vent Gas Inserts do not require a chimney, and can be exhausted through either the roof or a side wall. With a Direct Vent Gas Insert, you’ll use a manufacturer-recommended piping system to remove the byproducts of combustion from the home, with one pipe designated for intake and another for exhaust. Unlike B-Vent Inserts, Direct Vent Inserts do not use any air from inside of the home, which means you won’t have to worry about other appliances in the home competing with the insert. You’ll also enjoy greater heat output and greater efficiency with a Direct Vent Gas Insert.

If you have any questions or would like to know more, please give us a call at 203-283-4459, or stop in and see us! We can help you decide if a Gas Insert is right for you. Start shopping now!


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