There are many great reasons to have a gas fireplace insert to replace a wood-burning fireplace. It means that your home is still warm yet there is no soot or ash to be cleaned up. A propane or natural gas fireplace is a clean and efficient means of keeping you warm in cold winters.
Buying and fitting a modern gas fireplace insert with a blower can also make your home more comfortable and welcoming. We have used our expertise and knowledge to find the best gas fireplace for whatever your needs are.
We reviewed 10 inserts before reaching our verdict, some models included a blower, and others did not have a blower. All of the inserts reviewed are powered by either liquid propane or natural gas, with some models having a dual fuel capability meaning they can be run on either types of fuel.
10 Best Gas Fireplace Inserts
Here are the 10 best gas fireplace inserts:
This high quality gas fireplace insert outputs 26,000 BTU and it is available in black. It comes with a remote control and the dual fuel feature means that this insert can use both liquid propane or natural gas. The dimensions of this modern fireplace are 29.1 inches wide, 23.9 inches high and 13.9 inches deep.
We picked this gas fireplace with a blower as the editor’s choice as it not only looks the part, it plays the part. There was no hesitation in deciding that is the best gas fireplace insert available. The dual-fuel supply makes it highly efficient without the need for a duct. This unit made our home warm when we needed it, and every time we needed it.
This fireplace has a dual fuel type feature so that it can use liquid propane or natural gas, both will produce an output of 26000 BTU. It is a modern gas fireplace insert, and it’s heat output is controlled by a thermostat. The dimensions of the Ventless are 29.1 inches wide, 23.9 inches high and a depth of 13.9 inches.
I like how warm this fireplace makes my home, and being able to use both liquid propane and natural gas is a good option to have. The thermostat controls mean that I have tighter control of how much gas is being used to stay warm. The hand-painted ceramic logs make the living room look warmer as well an provides great ambiance. It is a great option and one of our favorite gas fireplace inserts.
This deluxe gas fireplace insert has dimensions of 37 inches wide, 35 5/8 inches in height, and a depth of 16 3/8 inches. The Empire Deluxe uses natural gas that quickly and efficiently heats up your home.
We like how much warmth this modern fireplace puts into our home, and how quickly it removes the chill even in the middle of winter. We would have rated it higher if had included a blower. The fact it does not have a blower meant we felt another insert was more worthy of being the best gas fireplace insert.
The Napoleon – Grandville is a natural gas fireplace insert that produces up to 30,000 BTU. This fireplace features a pan style burner phazer as well as a log set oxygen depletion sensor. It is a modern gas fireplace insert with a focus on extra safety for it’s users. However it does not have a blower.
We liked the warmth of this fire, and the realistic flames coming from the phazer logs make things feel cozy. We also think that the oxygen depletion sensor is a good idea from a safety point of view. In terms of safety concerns the Napoleon – Grandville would be the safest gas fireplace insert.
This Superior Fireplaces model is a powerful natural gas fireplace insert, and the Millivolt controls make it a more modern fireplace, however the blower is extra.
In terms of the heat produced it was one of the best gas fireplace inserts. At dimensions of 35 inches wide, 25.6 inches high and 17.5 inches deep it quickly heated up my home. But because it doesn’t come with any extras, the total cost is a bit higher if you add on all the accessories.
The Majestic Quartz is a quality natural gas fireplace insert with a heat output ranging from 15,000 to 21,000. It has been pre-wired for a switch, which is not supplied.
We felt comfortable enough with the heat emitted and liked the style of this modern fireplace. This fine looking fireplace can have a blower as an optional extra. For a medium sized insert it is one of the best gas fireplace inserts available.
The ProCom gas fireplace insert can be used with propane or natural gas and produce a heat output of 26,000 BTU. The dimensions are 29.1 inches wide, 23.9 inches high and is 13.9 inches deep.
There are aspects of this modern gas fireplace insert which I have found to be useful, namely the oxygen depletion sensor and the Piezo ignition function. Even though this has the oxygen depletion sensor, I recommend still making sure your carbon monoxide sensors work in case the sensor fails. Like other fireplaces on this list, the blower is extra. I found that money can be saved by lowering the thermostat controls.
This is among the largest gas fireplace inserts you can buy. It has dimensions of 79 inches in width, a depth of 21 inches and a height of 50 inches. The Empire Comfort Systems uses natural gas, includes a remote control, and it also has a dimmer light set below floor level.
We like the ceramic glass included in the modern design of this fireplace, as it completes the look. The huge heat output of 46,000 BTU means that it is plenty powerful enough to heat any size room, even though it does not come with a blower. In terms of BTU output alone it is among the powerful fireplace inserts we have used. Ideal for filling a larger fireplace.
The American Hearth Boulevard natural gas fireplace insert is delivered with a remote control. It is a vent free due to being fitted with a special burner unit. It looks more modern if you buy the reflective and crushed glass which comes with it.
I must admit that I really like the sheer size of this gas fireplace insert with its dimensions of 81 inches wide, it’s height of 38 inches high, and a depth of 18 inches. It is the largest fireplace on this list. It makes the living room feel warm and cozy, especially with the reflective and crushed glass.
The Mercury natural gas fireplace insert from Majestic comes with a pilot light, 6 ceramic logs with glowing ember affects, and an output of between 13,000 and 19,100 BTU.
What we liked the most about the Majestic Mercury was the glowing ember effects that it produces. That is a nice innovation among modern gas fireplace inserts. It creates a warm and comfortable aura, although the BTU output could be higher.
After reflecting on all of the pros and cons of each model of gas fireplace insert reviewed we decided that the winner was the Duluth Forge Dual Fuel Vent Gas Fireplace Insert (Remote Control). We rated this as the best gas fireplace insert as it produced more heat, and had the highest efficiency ratings than the rest of the inserts, as well as it being an easy installation. It will appear like a traditional fireplace and provide the right ambiance to help you unwind.