Description & Features
- 20,500 BTU/hr Input-NG
- 20,500 BTU/hr Input – LP
- Ceramic Glass
- Certified to ANSI Z21.88 Vented Gas Heater
- ENERGUIDE P.4 NG/LP: 74.57% / 74.36%
- Steady State NG/LP: 73.82% / 76.68%
- AFUE % NG/LP: 67.17% / 68.91%
A fireplace insert is a unit that’s is designed to be placed into an existing true masonry fireplace. Examples of this would be a chimney made from brick and mortar, poured concrete, or masonry block, typically lined with a terracotta sleeve. Fireplace inserts are exhausted by a flexible liner that runs the whole length of the chimney inside of the terracotta sleeve.
“Zero Clearance” fireplace is a self-contained steel box that allows you to forgo the building of a masonry fireplace and instead simply requires a wooden chase to be built around it. These are great options for new construction homes, or remodels without the large cost of a full masonry chimney. Zero clearance fireplaces are exhausted by a metal vent that runs through the chase.
Our stoves and fireplaces are heater rated, made in North America, Norway, and Denmark, and are Byler’s approved before they are marketed to our customers. We do not speak negatively and slander other shops or manufacturers but would rather gain trust by honesty, excellence, and professionalism. Customer feedback, whether negative or positive, is important to us.
Open fireplaces are extremely inefficient and are mostly for looks. There are custom door/screen options to help with these concerns. More efficient fireplace inserts in wood, gas, or pellet are great options as well.
Yes, Our installers are NFI certified and employees of Byler’s Stove Shoppe. NFI INFO (National Fireplace Industry)
Yes, we have trained service technicians. Wood, pellet and gas.
Byler’s has been in operation since 1974.
Yes, we do offer financing options. Interest free same as cash financing is available. Please call for details.
There are many variables in determining install costs. Unit cost, venting, hearth pad, stone, permits, mileage, and labor all factor into the price of installation. Typically an in-home consultation will need to be done to determine details of your specific installation. We charge $100.00 for the in-home consultation that is refunded upon installation. If we are installing gas logs, a fireplace insert, or wood stove into an existing masonry chimney, a level 2 inspection is performed for safety/code/liability reasons.
Manufacturers recommend a moisture content less than 20%. The best way to test is to split a piece and put a moisture meter in the center of the freshly split piece and take a reading. If you test the ends only, it may read dryer than the center which is not an accurate determination. Poorly seasoned (wet) wood can create dangerous situations like chimney fires and blockages that cause excess smoke coming into the living space. Also, a lot of energy is wasted boiling the water out of wet wood which prevents combustion levels to reach optimal burn potential. The stove is sometimes blamed for poor performance when the true culprit is the firewood quality. Another symptoms of poor wood quality is excessive glass sooting. It is normal on an overnight burn when set to a lower draft to get a certain amount of soot on the glass; however, some of it should clear when fired to a higher burn rate unless the wood is poor quality. While some modern stoves have an “air wash” system to help keep the glass clear, it is unreasonable to expect glass on a wood burning appliance to remain 100% clear all of the time. Cleaning the door glass is part of regular maintenance.
Fireplace/wood stove venting operates on a “draft” principle. (heated air in venting being warmer than outside air)
Check for blockages in venting. (Often poorly seasoned firewood is one of the causes if the unit burned well for a period of time and gradually got worse.) Poorly seasoned wood is the problem in most cases. Even if the chimney is not yet blocked, poorly seasoned wood will smolder and never quite reach it’s combustion potential due to wasting combustive energy boiling the moisture out of the wood. Stoves rated for 2000 sq ft will barely heat 1200 sq ft if your wood is above 20% moisture content. We have dealt with this scenario many times. Most manufacturers recommend 2 year seasoned firewood. (split and stored out of the weather)(tarping wood over bare ground is not acceptable as moisture migrates back into the wood.)
Firewood needs to be seasoned off of the ground with the top covered and sides open to allow cross ventilation.
This picture is an example of dangerous wet wood creosote buildup scenario. THIS IS A CHIMNEY FIRE IN THE MAKING!
Modern homes can be very airtight not allowing air to be pulled up the venting called “negative/reverse pressure” scenarios. Wood units are more vulnerable to this as air is typically pulled from the living space. A close bathroom/kitchen exhaust fan or HVAC (heating and air conditioning) return can pull air in reverse through the venting. This scenario is very rare but can happen. There are ways to remedy this condition through outside air kits where outside air feeds the combustion chamber of the wood burning units. Gas units are not prone to this issue because outside air intake is incorporated into the gas venting.
A rope gasket creates a seal around the door preventing air from slipping in and increasing the burn quality of the hearth appliance. These will go bad over time due to age and general wear. A simple way to test if your gasket is beginning to fail is by testing it with a dollar bill test. Do this on a cold stove, slip the bill halfway in and close the door. With the money inserted gently pull the dollar bill out; if there is little to no resistance, your gaskets are failing. Another way to check is by starting up your fireplace and checking for soot building on a section of the glass; this will also show if the gasket is leaking.
If you find that you do need to replace your gasket, we stock various rope gaskets. Visit our showroom we can assist you in selecting the correct rope lengths; please have the brand and model of your unit on hand. If you are not sure which brand or model you have, bring in a piece of the rope, we will match it for you.
We offer a gasket replacement service upon inspection of the door. Contact us for more information.
At Byler’s Stove Shoppe we are interested in providing products that best suit the specific needs of our customers. A few questions will help determine what will best suit your style. Our Installers are trained to the highest standards in the industry (NFI) to ensure customer safety and satisfaction. We take very seriously the fact that we are putting fire in your home and that you require a safe, professional installation.
Most residential heating/HVAC systems are connected to duct work that is room to room which heats/cools the entire home. Modern Heat Pumps are very efficient sources of heat; however, in extremely cold temperatures, their ability to heat is diminished. One answer to this problem is a supplemental heat source like wood, pellet, or gas. Freestanding stoves and built-in fireplaces and inserts are considered “zone” heaters, not primary heat sources. How much of the home they will heat depends on the rated output of the unit, open or closed floor plan, single story or 2 story, ceiling height, quality of insulation, efficiency of windows/doors, and location of stove/fireplace. Even beyond the heating of a stove or fireplace, it creates an inviting place for family and friends to gather.
I am concerned about heat during a power outage? Pellet Stoves require electricity. (pellet stoves will operate on a small portable generator.) Wood stoves and gas stoves/fireplaces are great options. Our gas fireplaces and stoves will heat during a power failure.
Are convenience of operation and lower maintenance the main concerns? Gas units will fit the bill. Our units are mid to upper level units that can be coupled with fully functional remotes.
Economy of operation? This depends on the market fluctuation of fossil fuels. If you have access to good dry firewood and don’t mind the physical labor involved, this is a great option. Pellet stoves would be another consideration if you are committed to maintaining the unit. Pellet stoves are a great option but require higher maintenance than wood stoves.
Frequency of operation? Is the unit more for ambiance and decor than for heat?