Gas Grills, Gas Fireplaces and Accessories

Switching from Gas to a Wood-Burning Fireplace

Wednesday, January 25, 2023
Clydesdale fireplace wood-fired insert

The complexity of converting a gas fireplace to wood-burning varies depending on the home. But whatever the case, this is not a DIY project. You want a confident professional to ensure that the work is quality.

Many people are drawn to the crackle of a wood fire, their interest in moving away from gas is driven mostly by changing building codes (or the anticipation that they may change).

With that in mind, choosing the right wood-burning option is critical. Wood-burning stoves, stove inserts and prefabricated fireplaces certified by the Environmental Protection Agency burn more efficiently and cleanly.

During the switch from an open gas fireplace, a technician will remove the faux logs and cap off the gas line — a relatively easy, inexpensive process and then have installed a wood-burning stove insert. The insert functions like a free-standing wood stove but is smaller and easily slides into the fireplace opening.

Need more information? Contact The Fireplace Shop and Grill Center at West Sport in Sudbury.