Gas Inserts

Natural Gas Fireplace Inserts


Whether you are replacing an old wood burning fireplace insert or starting from scratch in a masonry fireplace, a gas model may be your best choice for convenience and ease of maintenance. This is due to how easy it is to start your fire up and keep the flame going.

How it Works

A gas insert is fueled by either natural gas or propane. Either of these gases will be fed by a gas line to the fire chamber where they are ignited with the push of a button. The amount of heat the fire gives off is controlled by a knob which increases or decreases the amount of gas fed to the fire. Most models feature a flame reduction of up to 50%.


The biggest differences are:

  1. Transportation methods to your fireplace
  2. Environmental impact


Natural gas is usually conveniently available in metropolitan areas by a gas line that is fed into your house. This is because natural gas is a popular choice for heating water, fueling furnaces and cooking food on gas top stoves.

Propane is commonly delivered to your home by delivery truck and stored in outdoor tanks. For remote areas with higher consumption needs and no truck access, portable tanks usually not exceeding 100 lbs are transported from a refilling station.

Environmental Impact

Both options are excellent clean burning decisions with minimal harmful emissions or toxins during use. Neither will produce smoke that can add to pollution and smog, and neither will produce ash that has to be cleaned up and disposed of.


Both styles of unit are the same cost at initial purchase. The variable price wise is in the long run with the price of fuel. Since natural gas is delivered via pipes that are already connected to your home, it is often a cheaper choice fuel.

For further help choosing the right gas insert in your home, visit our showroom and speak to one of our team members. It will help if you bring some photographs of your fireplace and complete the fireplace insert worksheet below with some measurements. You can also contact us by phone or email.


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Looking Forward to Using Our New Fireplace!

The guys from Nordic Energy Systems were really good. We called them to install a new fire place/chimney. Going into the project I was a little bit worried. We had a brand new steel roof and I was afraid it might get messed up during the installation, but my fears were unwarranted. Everything looks great!

Neil L., Sudbury, ON

I can’t say enough about Nordic Energy

I can’t say enough about Nordic Energy. From the choosing of the stove to the explanation of how it works the store staff (Denis) was amazing. Where to start with the installation crew. Lucas (Logan) lol Rob and Jacob. What an awesome crew. Very pleasant and knowledgeable. They took such care with my home and in their detail to the little things. The job was never rushed and was done with care. Everything was explained so that it was clear and questions answered. I cannot say enough about Lucas and how he explained everything to me and how if he didn’t like the way things were working once the stove was set up he went back and made sure it was to his satisfaction. It speaks volumes to see someone take such pride in his work. Thanks so much for the amazing service to you all. I would give an 11 if I could. Will highly recommend your company. I will definitely be back for future business. Thanks so much.


We absolutely love the fireplace!

We wanted to let you know that we have used our fireplace a few times now. There were several evenings earlier in September that were chilly and gave us a good excuse to try it out.

We absolutely love the fireplace! It fits our room perfectly and provides just the right amount of heat. You suggested the perfect model for what we needed and wanted.

Thank you so much for the wonderful service provided by you and your team. We also appreciate your patience with us through the installation process, including the return trip to our house to get the fireplace in the right spot. Your efforts to make everything just perfect were much appreciated. Kind regards

A. Lavoie

A completely great experience every step of the way.

Your installers are superb.

Debra S.

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