Chimney & Fireplace Cost Guides

Installing a fireplace and chimney costs about $2,000 on average. Popular wood-burning and pellet stoves fall within this range. Expect to pay between $100 and $200 per year in maintenance like flue cleaning. Want to remove your fireplace and chimney? Full demo costs between $4,000 and $10,000 depending on location.

Many homeowners still prefer to use their fireplace and chimney for heating. Actively used units require care and upkeep for the safety of the home and its residents. Hiring a chimney sweep for cleaning is an important step in ensuring ash and carbon residue from burned wood doesn't build up and cause fires. The addition and upkeep of a breast liner is also integral in protecting the structural integrity of your chimney. Chimney sweeps charge about $230 for their services while installing a chimney liner can cost as little as $600 to as much as $7,000. Keeping up with structural crack and leak repair can lengthen the life of your fireplace. Most repairs are priced between $150 and $750.  Continue Reading
  • Clean a Chimney Costs
    Most homeowners spent between:
    $127 - $355
    Average cost:
    $241
    Low cost:
    $89
     
    High cost:
    $900
  • Repair a Fireplace or Woodstove Costs
    Most homeowners spent between:
    $161 - $810
    Average cost:
    $485
    Low cost:
    $87
     
    High cost:
    $2,000
  • Install a Fireplace or Wood Stove Costs
    Most homeowners spent between:
    $860 - $3,527
    Average cost:
    $2,179
    Low cost:
    $150
     
    High cost:
    $7,000
Installations like wood stoves or pellet stoves have replaced many traditional fireplaces because they're more compact, controllable and efficient in heating a room or home. Wood stove or fireplace installation and pellet stove installation costs don't differ considerably, with both averaging about $2,000.
Despite the decline in the use of the fireplace for heating, it remains to be an attractive structural element in many older and newer homes. For homeowner who choose to remove the stem, breast or entire chimney from their home to create more open space, chimney removal is an expensive but worthwhile option. The cost to remove a full fireplace or chimney runs between $4,000 and $10,000.