Have you thought about getting a fireplace for your home, but decided that it was just too big of a project? Tearing out a big piece of your home and waiting for a mason to construct a chimney system can seem daunting. However, did you know that there are other fireplace options available to you? In fact, most traditional masonry fireplaces and chimneys are not nearly as efficient and clean burning as newer prefabricated fireplaces. Our professionals at Old Smokey’s are experts at finding the right type of fireplace for your needs. We want to help you determine if a prefabricated fireplace is the right option for your home!

Location & Design

One of the benefits of a prefabricated fireplace is the ability to install it almost wherever you want it in your home. This is mainly because ventilation for prefabricated systems is much more flexible and efficient than masonry systems. Once you find a location for your fireplace, we can help build a wall and mantle around the appliance. Design options are nearly endless! If you want a more authentic look, there are a large number of brick or stone tile options which can imitate a real masonry fireplace. You’ll never know the difference!

Fuel Options

There are a number of fuel options available with prefabricated fireplaces. Although electric fireplace options are available, wood and gas fireplaces are the two most popular options. Gas fireplaces are generally easier to operate and maintain, but wood fireplaces can be cheaper to operate if the wood is readily available. Also, it’s hard to beat the feeling of having a real wood fire in your home.


The fireplaces we install are all EPA qualified. This means they emit at least 70 percent less gas than a traditional masonry fireplace. They also have fires that burn hotter and longer while producing less smoke. This is not only good for the environment, but it creates fewer maintenance issues for your fireplace. Prefabricated fireplaces are also designed to push warm air out into your home instead of up and out of your home like a traditional masonry fireplace. This means the heat you produce in your fireplace can actually supplement your home’s heating system, reducing your heating costs.

If you are looking for a way to add warmth and comfort to your home, look no further than Old Smokey’s. Our Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) certified chimney technicians can help you find the perfect fireplace for your home. Call us today at 260-424-0009 or schedule an appointment online to have a technician come to your home and discuss your fireplace options.