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 109 reviews
Frank Rizzo
Frank Rizzo
Very knowledgeable. Prices are a bit high but the service and knowledge make up for it.
Cristina Spear
Cristina Spear
Jay was extremely helpful and explained to me all my options when I wasn’t exactly sure what I needed. He gave me the pros and cons and recommended what would be best for my family. Convenience and hassle was a big thing for me so he worked around that. I bought a beautiful pellet stove and I’m excited to use my sunroom all year around!
Bruce Thibodeau
Bruce Thibodeau
First let me say this. The whole staff was extremely friendly and willing to help. Second this was my first experience with a wood stove since I was a child and I never had to do anything with them back then so lets just say I was a new person with nearly no experience. We purchased a Kuma wood stove from the Kernal Burner. We had them do the professional install. This stove is unbelievable, we have a three season room at the back of our home that is all windows and has no furnace ducts in it. It has always been cold and uncomfortable in the winter. I would winterize it with plastic inside and out as well as bubble wrap and we would never be able to see out the windows it was miserable to be honest. The cost of propane and energy is skyrocketing and my wife and I are not getting younger. So we chose to buy a wood stove to try to save money as well as not have to spend a week every year on a ladder winterizing and then taking it all down again. Added to that is I have a medical condition and it aggravates and causes joint pain if I am cold. Since installation we have done nothing but keep a couple windows and the door open and I am comfortable in tshirts. The back room is over 70 and I could not be happier. This was one of the best experiences of the whole year in 2023 was dealing with The Kernal Burner and their people.
James Young
James Young
Could not ask for a more kind business to deal with! They help you through the whole process and make sure you’re not only taken care of but happy!!! What a great business and team!
Tim Wise
Tim Wise
Kernel Burner has the best pellets around. The staff is very helpful and friendly. Great business
Matthew “MR M” Murphy
Matthew “MR M” Murphy
They had wood pellets ready to be loaded and on the way home with me. The staff was very friendly. I like the showroom floor. I might have to go back and look at some or at least an upgrade for my place.
April Curry
April Curry
I felt so comfortable going in. Everyone is so nice and helpful. Allen was amazing super nice guy! And the lady at the desk I didn't get her name but such kind and sweet lady I'll forever buy my stoves from there here on out!
Roy Smith
Roy Smith
Very friendly very helpful
Kelly Shaw
Kelly Shaw
The best pellets around. I drive 1.45 hours to get them and pay for yearly service to my pellet stove.
Kari Randolph
Kari Randolph
I needed to replace the face of my fireplace. Allen was SO helpful! Due to the age he was unable to replace it, but helped me find a way to get new glass and the paint needed to make it fresh. He could have tried tell me I needed a new fireplace (which I probably would've believed), but showed honesty and integrity.

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