Convert from wood to gas with a gas insert


You can instantly update your old wood fireplace and create a new fireplace experience by converting from wood to gas with a gas insert.

Gas inserts allow you to easily enjoy your fireplace with the press of a button – plus they update your home with a more modern look and new technology.

Can you imagine how easy it will be to enjoy your fireplace again?

Shown: Heat & Glo Escape Gas Fireplace Insert


  • Fits inside your existing wood-burning fireplace opening
  • Uses natural gas or propane
  • Has beautiful real flames and realistic logs
  • Easy to operate with remote control or wall switch
  • Keeps warm air in and cold air out
  • Costs between $3,500 and $6,500 fully installed*


Choose your gas insert from our best-selling brands:

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Get Your Fireplace Working Again

Don’t just put fake logs or candles into your wood fireplace. Install a gas insert and transform your fireplace into the focal point of your room, and a working fireplace you’ll actually use. This upgrade is an affordable, effective solution that can be easily done (no major remodel required).

Revamp your dated, drafty wood fireplace by installing a gas fireplace insert. Transform your fireplace into something you will use every day.

gas insert convert from wood to gas

No Major remodel required

When you think of installing a gas insert, KEEP IT SIMPLE. It can be as easy as picking out the perfect insert in our showroom and having our installation team come out to install it. You do not need to be in the middle of a major remodel or construction project. In fact, over 70% of our clients simply install a new gas insert and enjoy the fire!

masonry wood fireplace

Masonry fireplaces and manufactured wood fireplaces can be converted to gas inserts.

What type of wood fireplace do you currently have?

Whether you have an existing masonry or manufactured wood fireplace, either of these types of wood-burning fireplaces can be replaced with a gas fireplace insert. 

Not sure what type of fireplace, but know it needs to change? We can help you discover the best options for updating your old fireplace.

You’ll be surprised at all the modern advancements in today’s gas fireplaces. Many brands now offer Wi-Fi or Bluetooth enabled controls, allowing you to remotely use and monitor your fireplace.


Let us help You find the perfect gas insert
& learn about our financing options

We’d love to help you understand which gas inserts will fit into your wood fireplace and demo the best options for your home. Our team is ready to answer all your questions and even help make updating an easy budget-friendly option for you. (*financing options dependent on credit and application factors)



Let us help you start your project!

The Kernel Burner team would love to help you find the right hearth product for your home. We pride ourselves on working with our customers to stay on budget and on time.

We offer everything you need to get the job done:

  • Showroom
  • Installation
  • Service & Maintenance

Questions? Give us a call! 989-792-2808


What Our Customers Are Saying

Based on 94 reviews
Mandi Auch
Mandi Auch
Great customer service and explanation of what we were looking for and purchased.
Michael Berry
Michael Berry
First class service ! Top brands and knowledgeable staff.
Clint Garcia
Clint Garcia
Alan was very informative guy great people and awsome stoves for sure can't wait to test our new pellet stove out!!!!
kris mcskulin
kris mcskulin
They are very nice
victor neff
victor neff
I bought my Harman pellet stove about 4 years ago. I never owned a pellet stove before and the staff was very helpful in helping with my needs. I wasn't pressured to buy a bigger or more expensive stove than I needed. After picking up my stove they were very helpful with my questions on installing it myself. Their pellets burn very clean with very low ash. I would highly recommend them. Vic
Dennis Diehl
Dennis Diehl
Excellent customer service always, answered my question and got the right part to fix my pellet stove.
Chuck Bell
Chuck Bell
Always courteous and helpful, parts are delivered on time and correct..awesome group of people to work with!
Dennis Lewis
Dennis Lewis
Employees are always friendly and pleasant to talk with. The pellets are the best that I have tried in the 5+ years I’ve been burning them.
James Merlone
James Merlone
Best pellets in our immediate area. Always dry, in stock all but two times (during the plan-demic), minimal ash and loaded with a 🙂!
Dennis Fuller
Dennis Fuller
Friendly, knowledgeable people. Reasonable prices. Great selection of top quality stoves.

Visit The Kernel Burner

See live working models of fireplaces, inserts, stoves and grills on display in our decorative showroom. Or stop by to pick up your pellet order during business hours.

6171 Tittabawassee Saginaw, MI 48603

Showroom Hours:

Monday – Friday: 9am-5pm
Saturday: 9am-1pm
Sunday: Closed