The holidays are a time for fellowship with your family and friends. Wouldn’t you love to be able to share this time of the year cozying up with your loved around the warmth of a roaring fire on a cold holiday night? At Old Smokey’s, we think that fireplaces and the holidays go hand in hand. Where else are you going to hang your stockings? That’s why we want you to know that you still have time to install a fireplace or insert before the holiday seasons.


Installing a wood, gas, or pellet fireplace has never been easier and more practical. We offer the industry’s best fireplaces that come in a wide variety of designs. Since our fireplaces are an enclosed system, they offer much better heating efficiency than open-hearth fireplaces. Additionally,  inserts burn cleaner with lower maintenance.


If you already have a fireplace, but it isn’t functional or you don’t want to deal with all the maintenance associated with an open fireplace system, a fireplace insert may be for you. A fireplace insert is an appliance that is inserted into your current fireplace. It consists of a firebox which is surrounded by a steel shell. The shell helps to direct heat into the room instead of into the masonry making them up to 80 percent efficient which is much more efficient than the 5 to 10 percent efficiency of open hearth fireplaces.

There are a few things that you will need to consider when purchasing a fireplace or insert. One of the most important things you will have to consider is the type of fuel you want to burn. You generally have three fuels to choose from: gas, wood, and pellet. Gas fireplaces and inserts are generally easier to run because they can be turned on with the flip of a switch. They also burn clean and efficiently. Newer models of wood fireplaces and inserts are very efficient and use a renewable fuel (wood). They also add a warmth and ambiance that is hard to beat. Pellet fireplaces and inserts use compressed sawdust in place of wood as a fuel. Some people prefer pellets to wood because they provide the warmth of wood logs, without all the chopping and wood stacking.

With all the design and fuel options available for fireplaces and inserts, it can be a little overwhelming. At Old Smokey’s we can help walk you through the process of choosing a new fireplace or insert. Call us at 800-876-6539 to schedule an appointment today and we’ll have you celebrating a warm and cozy holiday season.