All About Stoves, Fireplaces, and Inserts

Despite the rising temperatures, longer days, and summer holidays, now is the perfect time to think about your fireplace for this winter. The spring and summer months offer the perfect opportunity to make all of your fireplace changes, installations, and repairs–and it won’t interrupt your home heating this fall and winter. At Billy Sweet Chimney Sweep we sell, install, and service stoves, fireplaces, and inserts. We can help you with your dream fireplace this summer, and have it ready for the first fire this fall.


Stoves can be installed anywhere in your home as long as a vent or chimney can be installed. Whether it’s gas, pellets, or wood you want, we have it here at Billy Sweet Chimney Sweep. Our fire experts can walk you through the decision-making process, and help you choose the best fuel for your new appliance. Stoves of any type are a great addition to your home. They can be freestanding, made to look like a traditional fireplace, can be installed in a corner, against a wall, or in the middle of a room. They are even highly efficient and can heat a whole house. Gas and pellet stoves offer the best convenience with easy-ignite burners, heat control, and constant fuel. Stoves can also come in styles that feature a flame-viewing window, styles from contemporary to rustic and everything in between, and some models even have space for firewood storage.


Like stoves, our fireplaces can be highly efficient. When you’re planning a fireplace, you can choose from a firebox rebuild, a new construction, or a gas log set. Gas is a great option, and gives you control and convenience. However, gas isn’t always enough to heat a large space. If you’re looking to use your new appliance as a primary heat source, you might consider an insert or stove. This is another reason why it’s important to talk with a professional from the beginning of the planning stages. One of our fireplace experts at Billy Sweet Chimney Sweep can make sure you’re matched with the best new appliance for your home and your needs.


If you’re looking for beauty AND efficiency, look no further than an insert. Like stoves, they come in pellet, wood, and gas-burning models that can revitalize your damaged chimney and use your worn out firebox. When you choose an insert, a certified chimney sweep will first take measurements, order the appliance, and then it is retrofitted directly into the existing firebox. This means the appliance is smaller than the previous one, which may make it necessary to also reline the flue to match the new, smaller capacity.

An insert is convenient, is highly efficient, and is beautiful. You can choose a model that keeps with your interior design and your personality. We have installed sleek stainless steel inserts that are simple and attractive and also traditional cast iron models with ornate detail. Inserts are a closed unit, so you don’t lose conditioned air during the summer, and it’s a magnificent heat machine in the winter.

Looking to make a change, upgrade, or conversion? Talk to a fire expert at Billy Sweet Chimney Sweep before settling on a stove, insert, or fireplace, and it can be ready in time for burn season!

We Install Stoves, Fireplaces, And Inserts!

The Value In A Fireplace

Realtors, developers, and property managers can agree on one thing: homeowners like fireplaces. They add value to a home. Plus, when installed correctly, properly maintained, and inspected annually, can be a great asset to a home! They are not hard to install. In addition, they come in many styles, sizes, and fuel types that will compliment your space and fit your need. If you’re thinking about a fireplace, you are thinking about investing in your home. Consider all of your options, and talk with professionals about the best use of your money, time, and space.

Billy Sweet Has What You Need

Are you only considering adding a stove, fireplace, or insert to your home? No worries! call Billy Sweet Chimney Sweep and speak with an expert. An experienced expert makes recommendations based on how much heat you need, how much space you have, whether you have an existing fireplace, and more. We can even help you decide on a fuel type that is best for you and walk you through styles and options from start to finish.

We Install Stoves

Billy Sweet sells and installs freestanding stoves that come in a variety of styles. You can even choose a model with a window so that you can look at your fire while it burns, just like a fireplace. Stoves can burn wood, pellets, gas, coal, and oil. We can even install electric stoves. What fuel you choose may depend on availability. Do you have access to a wood supply? If so, you might opt for wood. However, if you’re looking for the highest efficiency, you might choose gas or pellets. For zone heating, gas or electric would work well. If you haven’t decided on a fuel type or style, talk to an expert at Billy Sweet today!

We Install Fireplaces

Choosing a factory-built, also called pre-fabricated (pre-fab), is also a good option. These appliances are built and tested for safety and efficiency, before they leave the factory. They can be installed in any room, and are available in a wide range of sizes. When you choose a pre-fab fireplace, you have the option to choose the material and style, so you may choose brick or stone depending on your tastes. You may choose a traditional fireplace with one opening, or multiple. There are many options with this fireplace.

We Install Inserts

Inserts are a popular option among homeowners who are upgrading old homes. The insert is placed directly into an existing fireplace and uses the existing chimney. It’s important to have an insert professionally installed because the space should be measured properly, and the chimney resized to fit the new appliance. This installation will include the insert itself and a flue liner. Like stoves and fireplaces, inserts also come in a variety of styles, and when installed correctly, it looks like it has always belonged!

Whether you’re leaning toward a stove, fireplace, or insert, keep in mind that you have options. A fireplace expert at Billy Sweet Chimney Sweep can walk you through the process so that you have the best option for your needs, and it’s installed safely and correctly.