A great way to update an old masonary wood fireplace is to add a Gas insert into the opening. Instantly turning a cold drafty fireplace into an efficient source of heat. Inserts are vented using the existing chimney. Several sizes are available to fit most openings.
Wood inserts are a great option to burn wood more efficiently than an open firebox. High powered fans distribute the large amount of heat into your home reducing your energy bills and saving you money during the winter months.
Inserts use the existing chimney of your current wood burning fireplace and turn it into a highly efficient heat source.