Pellet Inserts

Pellet Fireplace Inserts


Pellet inserts are an option when it’s time to update your traditional wood fireplace with something that is more efficient, and easier to load. There are a number of insert options to consider from. A pellet fueled model is an increasingly popular choice for those who do not want a gas fireplace insert, and who would like to avoid carrying and storing wood logs in their home.

What is an Insert?

A pellet insert is fitted into an old wood masonry fireplace to convert it into a pellet fireplace. The most common reason is for efficiency. While traditional fireplaces offer efficiency ratings of 5% – 10%, installing a good quality insert can increase your efficiency rating to 75% or better! Think about the energy savings, and how they’ll affect your wallet and positively impact the environment.

Increased Warmth

These units force warm air out into the room with strategically placed fans and vents. They do not allow the warm air in the room to go up the chimney.

Fuel Your Fire

A fire that runs on pellets is much like a log fire, but the wood is replaced with small pill sized pellets that are fed automatically from a hopper. These pellets are made from compressed sawdust for sawmills. Other excess biomass can be used too, making this a very green choice for the environment.

The fuel is typically purchased in 40 lb bags and loaded into the hopper as needed. They are automatically fed into the fire by an auger. You can control the heat and size of the fire by adjusting the thermostat.


Why choose pellet over gas?  Here are a few of the most common reasons:

  1. They are not harmful to the environment in any way; they are a recycled biomass material
  2. Storage of wood material is easier and safer than the storage of gas
  3. There is no need for an external gas line which is sometimes unavailable in remote properties
  4. You can achieve the natural look of a log fire 

To learn more about selecting your ideal unit, visit our showroom and speak with one of our expert team members. Photos of your fireplace and completion of the fireplace insert worksheet below will be very helpful. 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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