If you already know what kind of fireplace you are looking for, use the menu on the left of the page to find it. If you're not sure, a terrific collection of information on hearths, benefits of different fuel choices, and general safety is available on the Hearth, Patio, and Barbecue web site.
As always, our showroom staff is more than happy to answer any questions. You can reach us by phone Monday through Saturday during regular business hours.
So you want the look and feel of a glowing hearth, but without the preperation and clean-up of a woodburning fireplace. A gas fireplace might be exactly what you're looking for. For some helpful tips on gas fireplaces, venting systems and more, please visit our hearth planning page.
Call us any time during business hours and we'll be happy to help you choose the right fireplace for your home.
There's just nothing like coming home to the warmth and smell of a wood fireplace. At Smith & May we carry a range of traditional and contemporary takes on this age old heating method.
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A totally new way of enjoying the atmosphere and magic that only a real fire can create - at the press of a button!
Call us any time during business hours and we'll be happy to help you choose the right elecric fireplace for your intended location.
Fireplace inserts are designed to enhance the operation and appearance of an existing wood burning fireplace, whether masonry or factory-built. Categorized primarily by the fuel burned for operation (natural gas, propane, EPA-certified wood, pellet and coal), a fireplace insert is installed into an existing wood burning fireplace.
• Gas Inserts - Natural gas and propane (otherwise known as LP or “liquefied petroleum gas”) are the two types of gas used in hearth products, and are fossil fuels.
• Wood Inserts - Wood is a renewable, non-fossil fuel is abundant throughout North America.
• Pellet Inserts - Pellets are a renewable, non-fossil fuel made from 100 percent compressed sawdust. This fuel was developed in the 1970s as a way to use the waste wood from manufacturing processes. New England Wood Pellets and Maine Woods Pellets are available from Smith & May. More information on request.
Call us any time during business hours or stop into our showroom to view our working displays and we will be happy to help you choose the right fireplace insert for your home.
Fireplace Inserts - Gas
Fireplace Inserts - Woodburning
Fireplace Inserts - Pellet
Choosing a glass door for your fireplace is like buying a piece of furniture, your fireplace is the focal point of your home, and with the options we have to offer, you can create a door that adds efficiancy and also compliments your home.
Mantels, Surrounds, and Cabinets
Choosing your new fireplace mantel, surround or cabinet combination is easier than you think. We offers a wide variety of sizes and styles of fireplace mantles, from something for the budget-minded, do-it-your-selfer to sophisticatedly elegant. The hard part may be narrowing down your options. Call us if you'd like some assistance.
Gas Log Sets
The ambiance of a flickering fire in the fireplace can take the edge off a hectic day and soothe away stress. For those with limited time or energy, building a welcoming fire isn’t always a simple task. But there is a solution. Install a set of gas logs into the fireplace and enjoy a fire in seconds, whether for an hour or the entire evening. Stop by our West Rockport showroom to view a gas logs display.
Venting Options - Fireplaces
Hearth products are vented in three ways: natural draft (vented through the roof), direct-vent, and vent-free. Below are the options for gas hearth appliances.
Natural Draft (Class B) Venting
Natural draft hearth appliances take in combustion air from inside the home and vent products of combustion outside the home.
Direct-vent appliances draw combustion air from the outdoors and exhaust its combustion products to the outdoors, eliminating the need for a standard chimney system. A glass panel in direct-vent units is critical to keeping the combustion system sealed from the home, maintaining high efficiency and indoor air quality. Direct-vent piping can go out the wall directly in back of the unit or go upward from the top of the appliance then though the wall or roof. Various models differ. Check with your retailer.
Currently, the majority of gas fireplace sales are direct vent units.
Unvented or Vent-Free
Unvented and vent-free refers to the kind of hearth appliance that draws its combustion air from inside the home.
Caution should be used in choosing a vent free fire place. Moisture content and other products of combustion can cause adverse effects on wall and ceiling finishes. Persons with respiratory problems and allergiess should avoid vent free appliances.
Wood Burning Fireplaces
Wood burning fireplaces are naturally vented 3 feet above the roof of the house or a minimum of 2 feet above any point of the structure within a ten foot radius. Depending on the fireplace selected , this venting can occur through a masonry or stainless steel , Class A type all-fuel chimney system.
Fireplace inserts must be installed into and existing masonry fireplace or approved metal enclosure.
Fireplace inserts are either vented naturally through a working chimney, direct vented or vent-free depending on fuel choice. In all cases, a chimney liner is required. The type and size of the liner is specific to the fuel and fireplace type.
For gas fireplace inserts we stock high grade flexible aluminum liners and related termination components. For wood burning fireplace inserts we stock stainless steel chimney liners, insulation and termination components.