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Fireplaces | Gas, Wood & Electric

Fireplace Season is amongst us. Whatever your taste and life style - Colony has the right Gas, Wood, or Electric Fireplace to fit your needs perfectly! Stop by our showroom to see over 40 different models on display and have our experienced staff answer all of your questions. We can take care of everything from concept to completion, renovation to new construction. We are your premier Fireplace dealer in Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Coralville, Tiffin, North Liberty, Anamosa and surrounding communities. Give us a call to schedule your Free Estimate on a new Fireplace!

There are several options to choose from when starting from scratch or doing a conversion on a fireplace installation. When we say the term fireplace, we are referring to the installation of a "firebox" in front of an existing wall, or building the box into a newly constructed wall. It is important to consider the amount of heat produced (or BTU output) of each unit for the size of your room. From contemporary to traditional, the possibilities are endless!

Below are all of the possible fuel options available and information that you will find helpful during your design process. Click the Gas, Wood or Electric tabs. Please keep in mind the Only Fireplaces we sell cash and carry are Electric. We no longer sell Pellet or Corn Stoves. Click the blue names below Gas Fireplace Suppliers to explore options.

Gas fireplaces offer several venting configurations:

  • Direct Vent: This is the most popular in our area. It uses a concentric pipe that can be rear vented straight out the back of the unit, up off the top and out the wall or straight out the top of the roof.
  • Vent-Free: This uses no chimney and is 99.9% efficient. This is not code to install in most counties in our area.
  • B-Vent: B-Vent takes its combustion air from the home and has to vent through the roof. These units run approximately 50-60% efficient and ar not as popular in our climate.

Gas fireplaces add ambiance and warmth to any room of the home - all from the touch of a button. Some of these units include a full function remote which controls the flame height (BTU output), Fan speed, Interior light and thermostat. Enjoy the comfort of a gas fireplace in your home with benefits that include low maintenance, cleanliness and efficiency.

Gas Fireplace Suppliers: Click the Blue Dealer Links Below

Today’s wood burning fireplaces allow homeowners to enjoy a wood fire and still benefit from innovative technology in heating and efficiency. Our available units are all 2020 EPA certified and offer catalytic combustors or hybrid options. We offer a variety of sizes and styles.

You have choices in efficiency from:

  • Standard Decorative Fireplace: These fireplaces use air cooled pipe and run about 40% efficient with doors that open to enjoy the natural smell and crackling sound of a wood fire.
  • Mid-Efficiency Fireplace: These units also have doors that open to enjoy the fire, but also have features to help make them 50-60% efficient and can use air cooled or solid-pak class a chimney pipe for higher efficiency.
  • Hi-Efficiency Fireplace: High-efficiency fireplaces are air tight and control the combustion air that the fire uses to create efficiencies of up to 75%. These units use air cooled pipe or solid-pak to increase efficiency and ease of operation.

Stop by and check out a variety of models on display in our showroom. Let us show you some of these great features!

Wood Fireplace Suppliers: Click the Blue Dealer Link Below

Electric fireplaces have come a long way from the orange light bulb and silver tinsel from years past. We offer everything from traditional to contemporary. Installation takes just minutes. Simply assemble, and plug it in! Purchase Electric Fireplaces cash and carry, or have our team install the unit for you!

We have a variety of electric fireplaces on display with an array of different mantels to fit any decor and price range. They also have 5,000 BTU heaters to help make the space warm and cozy for those cold winter nights!

Electric Fireplace Suppliers: Click the Blue Dealer Links Below

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Contemporary Gas Fireplaces

A Contemporary Fireplace can be the perfect focal point for any room. Contemporary Fireplaces are also known as Linear Fireplaces. They offer a cleaner, more modern design when compared to a traditional gas fireplace. These fireplaces offer time tested technology, stunning natural fire-scapes and are a great heat source. We have a Mendota ML47, Regency HZ40E and an American Hearth Boulevard on display. These units offer crushed glass or you can mix with log sets depending on the models. Scroll down the page to take a virtual tour, stop by our showroom or call to setup your free installation consultation.

Contemporary Fireplace Suppliers: Click the Blue Dealer Links Below

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Stoves | Gas, Wood & Electric

Today's stoves come in various colors, sizes and styles to fit any decor. There are also varieties of venting and variations. Stop by our showroom to learn more!

There are many options for you to choose from when making the decision on which stove to add to your home's decor. Along with fuel options - the finishes, shapes and styles are endless!

Here at Colony Heating, we strive to bring in the new along with keeping the more traditional styles; ensuring we really do have something for everyone!

Below you will find the fuel options available for stoves and information on how to decide which one is right for you! Please keep in mind we do not sell stoves cash and carry.

Today gas stoves come in various colors, sizes and styles to fit any decor. Gas stoves come in B-vent and direct-vent.

  • Direct-vent stoves are the most popular. They can be vented straight out the back wall or off the top and through the roof.
  • Vent-free stoves use no chimney and are 99.9% efficient. Please make note that vent-free are not code for this area.
  • B-vent stoves take their combustion air from the house and have to vent through the roof for approximately 50-65% efficiency.

Gas Stove Suppliers: Click the Blue Dealer Links Below

New wood stoves are more efficient and a lot safer than the older stoves. You have choices of catalytic and non-catalytic. Still today, you will have many choices of steel and cast stoves with an array of different finishes with front load, side load and top load options all with 14″ – 20″ log length capacity.

When installed correctly, it may not change your insurance rates!

Stop by our showroom today and check out the Regency free standing wood burning stove line plus a Jotul!

Wood Stove Suppliers: Click the Blue Dealer Links Below

Electric fireplaces, including electric stoves, have come a long way from the orange light bulb and silver tinsel from years past. Installation takes just minutes. Just assemble, and plug it in!

We have many electric fireplaces on display with an array of different mantles to fit any decor and price range. They also have 5,000 BTU heaters to help make the space warm and cozy for those cold winter nights!

Electric Stove Suppliers: Click the Blue Dealer Link Below

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Inserts | Gas, Wood & Electric

There are many sizes and styles of fireplace inserts including gas, wood, and electric. An insert is a smaller fireplace that is designed to fit into your existing wood fireplace to make it more efficient and safer to operate. Plan a day to stop by our showroom and check out all we have to offer in fireplace inserts!

Click on your fuel type below to learn more.

Gas inserts come in numerous sizes and are designed to fit inside the existing wood fireplace. They operate off of 2 small flues that run through the existing chimney. There are many doors, trim, and interior liners available. Finally, we create a custom surround to fill the void between the firebox and the existing surround.

To see all we have available, please stop into our showroom!

Gas Insert Suppliers: Click the Blue Dealer Links Below

Wood inserts come in three standard sizes, small, medium, and large. They fit inside the existing wood fireplace and have a 6″ stainless steel liner that runs up to the roof through the existing chimney. These Wood Inserts are very efficient and have heat outputs from 55,000 BTU +. You can also add a blower to help disperse the heat.

There are many options for these wood inserts, stop by our showroom today to take a better look!

Wood Insert Suppliers: Click the Blue Dealer Links Below

You can convert that drafty old wood fireplace to electric with an electric insert that looks like a real wood fire with a 5,000 BTU heater to add warmth to your room. You will be pleasantly surprised how often you use your fireplace with an electric insert.

To see all we have available, please stop into our showroom!

Electric Insert Suppliers: Click the Blue Dealer Links Below

Fireplace Accessories | Blowers & Remotes

Fireplaces and stoves have many different accessories you can add to make them as functional and brilliant as they can be. We have glass doors, screens, blowers and remotes for your convenience.

Click on the accessory below to learn more.

Want to get the most out of your fireplace? Adding a heat circulating blower to any fireplace is a smart edition. Most are variable speed and heat activated. A blower greatly aids in speeding up the distribution of heat in your home. Stop by our showroom or contact us with any questions.

Please have your fireplace model and serial number ready.

(364-4328 or info@colonyheating.com) for more information.

Imagine being curled up in a nice warm blanket on a cold winters day and being able to have control over your fireplace with the click of a button. There are many styles of remotes depending on your needs. We offer a basic on/off remote and an on/off remote with a thermostat that can likely be installed in your existing gas fireplace or stove. The higher-end gas fireplace models will include a full-function remote (as seen in the picture) that will allow you to have full control over your fireplace. This remote allows you to control the flame height (BTU output), blower speed, dimmer light inside fireplace (if applicable), and will include a thermostat. Stop in or give us a call with any questions!

Service Area | Virtual Fireplace Showroom Tour

Our service area may go further than you know! We stand behind all our new installations for one year and are more than happy to service other brands at a competitive labor rate if any problems occur after that first year is complete. Call in today to make your appointment. Call the Guys you Can Trust!

Glossary of Terms

Have you ever wondered what a Direct-Vent fireplace system is? We have all the common fireplace terms all wrapped up into one easy glossary. Check it out! Any questions about any of the terms you have, just call in and ask for one of our fireplace experts! Colony is the best new fireplace retailer and installer in Cedar Rapids, North Liberty, Iowa City and surrounding communities.

Colony Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning, Geothermal and Fireplaces

PJ Kalb

Fireplace Sales

With Colony Since 1984

pjk@colonyheating.com

Office: (319) 364-4328

Matt Hanson

Fireplace Sales/Marketing

With Colony Since 2017

matth@colonyheating.com

Office: (319) 364-4328