This is more like asking opinion whether it is worth converting from a gas logs fireplace to a fireplace insert. It is gonna cost me 5k here in seattle.
I have a gas logs fireplace (gas fireplace with open vent in front and chimney to the top). I am thinking to replace it with a modern fireplace insert. The room is around 400 sq ft. My question is it worth putting in 5k to put a fireplace insert instead.
Basically, if the gas logs fireplace can heat up the 400 sq ft, then I won't need a fireplace insert. Its just that I am not sure whether it would be able to heat the 400 sq ft.