How Much Does it Cost to Install a Fireplace or Woodstove?

Install a Fireplace or Woodstove Costs
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Average reported cost:
$2,346
based on 394 cost profiles
Most homeowners
spent between:
$1,960 - $2,732
Minimum cost:
$800
Maximum cost:
$4,500
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A fireplace or woodstove can add beauty, ambience and warmth to your home. But before choosing what you are going to install, there are a few things to consider in terms of cost. Here are some factors that will influence the cost of installing a fireplace or woodstove

Fireplace or wood stove type

is your fireplace brick? Stone? Concrete with a pre-fabricated fireplace insert? What type of fireplace you choose to install is the single largest factor in determining price. If there is an existing fireplace in your home and you just want to update it with a prefabricated insert, that is considerably less expensive than building a fireplace from the ground up.
If you choose to build a new fireplace and want it to be stone or brick, that will require the work of a mason to do the stone and bricklaying in addition to the contractor doing the fireplace install.
You may not want a wood burning stove at all, but a gas or electric fireplace insert placed inside a more classic looking facade
If your desire is for a woodstove you have many of the same types of decisions to make in terms of wood burning, pellet stove or gas. While a wood burning stove would not require the same masonry work that a stone or brick fireplace would, it does require a fire resistant base of some type to rest on whether that be brick, tile , stone or cement. Which material you choose and how elaborately you want to embellish or style it, that will add to the cost of installation

Venting

With every fireplace installation you need to choose whether your unit will be vented or unvented. Adding vents and ductwork can add a great deal to your fireplace or stove installation, but not every home or every unit needs venting. There are also a number of different types of vents ranging fro direct venting where the fireplace vents directly through the wall, to the need for more elaborate ductwork to be installed. Talk to your installation professional about which venting solution works the best in your home

Energy savings

Even though you could spend a lot of money on top of line fireplace or stove it is good to keep in mind that, especially for the more modern stoves on the market, the higher the cost usually represents more power and with more power to heat your home, the more you will save on traditional heating methods and your regular heating bills