Guide: Five things to consider when buying a fireplace insert
There are an abundance of options when buying a new fireplace insert. Perhaps your old fireplace needs replacing, or you want to build a fireplace in your future home. Read this guide to learn more about what to consider before you buy.
Think about what function you want the fireplace insert to have
If, for example, you want an insert that generates enough heat for a large room, you can choose one of the larger models with a high output (kW). This could be one of the Visio models, for instance. If you have a smaller room and less space, you could choose a fireplace insert like the RAIS Q-Tee. All fireplace inserts from RAIS are easy to light up and offer beautiful views of the fire.
Think about the insert’s placement
There are innumerable options for placement of a fireplace insert. You can place it between two rooms (a so-called tunnel model), incorporate it as a room divider or in a corner. You can also choose to incorporate the fireplace in different materials, such as steel, stone or concrete – or just paint it a handsome colour. The possibilities are endless – let your individual taste and style be your guide.
Think about the condition of the chimney
The chimney is the engine of the fireplace insert and is essential for optimal combustion. Make sure you have the right draught in the chimney and that it meets current national requirements for fireplace/stove installations. If in doubt, contact your chimney sweep.
Think about what you want the fireplace insert to look like
RAIS offers a wide array of fireplace inserts – common to all of them is that they are of the highest quality and offer beautiful views of the fire. For some models, you can choose whether you want one, two or three glass sides, and for others, you can choose between a steel or oiled wooden handle. You can also choose between a black or stainless steel frame.
Think about whether you want a fireplace insert for gas or wood
When buying a fireplace insert, you can opt for a traditional fireplace insert for wood – or a modern gas fireplace fuelled by bottled gas, natural gas or city gas. A gas fireplace is incredibly easy to use – you simply use the factory-supplied remote control or your smartphone/tablet to turn on, off, up or down the heat, and much more. See our large collection of gas fireplaces here.
Fireplace inserts create a wonderfully warm focal point in your home – and are furthermore an effective and eco-friendly heating source. A fireplace insert adds something quite unique to your interior design, and it can be incorporated in innumerable different ways. For instance, you can use it as a room divider between two rooms, so you can enjoy the fire from both sides. Whether you want to include the fireplace insert as part of a new construction, as a replacement for your current fireplace or simply incorporate it in an existing room, RAIS has a wide range of different fireplace inserts.
Built-in gas fireplaces
With a built-in gas fireplace, you have a multitude of options to create a completely unique solution for your home. The built-in gas fireplaces from RAIS come with glass on one, two or three sides, as corner models, room dividers or tunnel models. You can choose to clad your built-in stove with stone, paint it in handsome colours or mount it in raw concrete elements. The built-in gas fireplaces furthermore come in many different sizes, so you will always find one that is just right for your home.
It is incredibly easy to operate the built-in gas stove from RAIS – just use the remote control or download an app to your tablet or smartphone. It is easy to turn up and down the heat, switch on the light or set the timer using the remote control or app.
Our built-in gas fireplaces offer an incredibly authentic looking fire – ceramic logs, LED lighting, filament and ceramic coal adapted to each stove produce a sense of genuine fireside hygge. Moreover, there is no clean-up. Just wipe the fireplace glass clean from time to time. The built-in gas fireplaces can be hooked up to bottled gas, natural gas or city gas.
With a built-in gas fireplace from RAIS, you get elegant design, quality materials and extremely easy fireplace charm and comfort – with just a click of a button. Explore our Visio Gas Fireplace series, which consists of 16 different models, and find the one that is just right for your home.