home improvement


Question by  Williapam (20)

What should I consider when buying a premade fireplace insert?


Answer by  Liz59 (10966)

You may not get the one you want and also the size and dimensions may not be as perfect as you thought they were. There is always a risk of a defect. Make sure if you do buy one that you are getting a warranty with the insert in case.


Answer by  arcitec (78)

Is the insert electric or gas? Is it intended to heat the whole house, or just the room that the insert is located in. Is the flame open and exposed to the room, or enclosed in the box.


Answer by  Liz59 (10966)

You should consider the manufacturer's warranty as well as the size of the insert. Be sure that you have the right tools for installation and inserts do not always work well. Be aware.


Answer by  strohs21 (181)

First you must determine you need an insert. An insert goes into an existing masonary fireplace. If for looks only it is more cost effect to purchase a log set. If heat is desired an insert is better as it contains a blower and is rated as a wall furnace.


Answer by  Chrisme (94)

1. One should consider safety issues most premade fire places comes with warranty. 2. Mobility one could remove the fireplace if its no longer needed.


Answer by  Jenniedeelo (169)

When purchasing a pre-made fireplace insert, you should consider the size first of all. Make sure you measure your fireplace before purchasing so you can get the correct size.


Answer by  tkoriginal (90)

Pick your poison. Gas or electricity. Now its gas but electricity will be the cheapest if you are thinking long term or plan on getting solar panels.


Answer by  parveen (31)

Choose attractive color, a unique style and model. Look for sizes to fit it in your particular need. Consider the type of fuel and cost of variety of fuels to burn. Look for faceplates which must be decorative so that it looks better or add a modern element to your home. consider safety issues which comes with comes with warranty


Answer by  Hoth (56)

Consider the size of the area you have to work with. Also consider the material of the insert, and how good it looks in your fireplace.


Answer by  xtremetree (306)

Consider the cost of the premade fireplace and the cost of the parts that are not included. Most kits do not come with everything needed.


Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

You need to make sure that when you order it from the manufacturer that the size of it matches the size for it in your house.


Answer by  les59 (852)

You have to have room for the fireplace, so measure the space and the fireplace before purchase. Also you need to have the hookups in place before setting the fireplace, so make sure that you have gas outlets, propane outlets and so forth in place before purchase as well. Plumbing contractors can do all of this for you.

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