Wood Fireplace Inserts

Inserts make old fireplaces new again.

If you have an old, drafty or inefficient fireplace, you should probably make an insert your first consideration.

Inserts are the least complicated fireplaces to install. They fit inside your existing fireplace and their venting system usually fits within your existing chimney. So new construction can be kept to a minimum. You have two kinds of inserts to choose from: gas burning or wood burning. For a quick and easy rehabilitation of your existing fireplace, a wood-burning insert can add ambience and energy efficiency to your home without disrupting your hearth and mantle.

These units can convert your current fireplace into an airtight, sealed fireplace that is incredibly efficient. Please note that wood fireplace inserts are designed for masonry fireplaces – not metal ones.


The first thing we have to do is make sure that your existing fireplace opening is big enough to accept a new appliance. So it’s probably best for you to come and talk to one of our fireplace specialists. Bring your fireplace measurements with you: the width, depth and height of your existing firebox will do. Once we’re sure that a wood insert is a viable option for you, we can then check out your chimney, develop a list of what needs to be done and prepare an estimate – right then and there, in your home. We do all this for no obligation on your part. Know that for safety reasons, wood inserts must be installed by a WETT* certified technician and then inspected and approved. And yes, all of our Woods Fireplace installers are certified and experienced.
*What is WETT? Wood Energy Technology Transfer Inc. (WETT Inc.) functions as the national registrar of the WETT program. Through professional training and public education, WETT Inc. promotes the safe and effective use of wood burning systems in Canada.
While you’re thinking about what to do, the links on the left side of this page will take you to our approved manufacturers of wood inserts.