Gas Fireplace Cost Estimator

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Calculate the cost of installing a gas fireplace or a heating stove (Freestanding or Fireplace Insert).

Gas fireplaces and stoves are a great and efficient way to have a powerful heating system, as well as add coziness and comfort to your home.

Gas heating stoves can be freestanding, so you can install them in any place inside your home where you have a gas line, or inside an existing fireplace. Gas stoves can be vented or even vent-free!

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Natural Gas is one of the most affordable and clean ways to heat your home, and adding a gas line is fairly inexpensive.

Freestanding and fireplace gas stoves do not require ducts or a radiator, and can heat up-to 1500 sq. ft. of living space (realistically up-to 1000 sq.ft.)

How To Use Gas Fireplace Cost Calculator

To get the most accurate cost estimate for installing a gas fireplace or a free standing heating stove, its important to enter correct data into the calculator.

Step 1: Measure the total square footage of your house and enter it.

Step 2: Select your desired gas stove type. You have the choice between a free standing stove and a fireplace insert.

Step 3: Select your heating fuel source. You have the choice between natural gas, propane or dual fuel.

Step 4: Select the type of venting you want. Choose between a chimney vent, a steel vent pipe or no venting.

Step 5: Select whether you want venting installation. The options are: install a steel pipe, or a chimney liner or nothing at all.

Step 6: If you are installing a free standing stove, you will be asked whether you want fireproofing. The options are: floor and walls, floor only, walls only, or none.

Step 7: Select whether you want a smart thermostat installed.

Step 8: Once you have entered everything, click CALCULATE. You will get three estimates: Low – End, Mid
– Range and High – End.

You can continue playing around with the calculator by entering different parameters to see the costs of related projects.

This will allow you to get the most accurate sense of how much a pro will charge you for installing a gas fireplace insert or a stove.

Average Cost To Install A Gas Fireplace

The average cost to install a chimney vented gas fireplace insert in a 2000 sq.ft. house is $6,700.

On the low end this project can cost as little as $5,200, while on the high-end the cost can go up to as much as $9,600.

If you are interested in installing a free standing gas fueled heating stove as well as the vents for it, your cost will be significantly higher: $7,420 – 13,990, with the average cost being $9,530.

Installing a smart thermostat will add anywhere from $400 to $650 to the total cost of the project.

Is A Gas Fireplace Insert Worth It?

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Installing a gas fireplace in your house can be a worthwhile investment, offering a range of benefits that contribute to both comfort and efficiency.

One of the primary advantages is convenience. Gas fireplaces provide instant heat with just the flip of a switch or the push of a button.

While there are high upfront costs associated with installation, the long-term benefits make a gas fireplace a worthwhile addition to any home, providing a reliable and attractive heating source for years to come.

About Leo Bender

Leo has been a contractor since 2003, specializing in: roofing, siding, general contracting (GC) and residential remodeling. Leo is also a Certified HVAC, Oil & Gas Heating Technician/Installer. In addition to roofing and remodeling, Leo is passionate about Solar, green building and energy conservation, so a lot of my time and energy goes to installing energy efficient heating and cooling systems.

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