Heatilator - To Toss Or Not To Toss?

alisonnMarch 15, 2011

We just bought a house with an old heatilator insert. It has glass doors and a blower. The husband wants to rip it out for aesthetic reasons. I want to keep it, so that I can enjoy a fire without worrying about all my heat going up the chimney. My question is--is it way better to leave it than to get rid? And has anyone had any luck painting (groovy brass trim could go) theirs?

Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
How can I update this 60s facade?
The home I'm buying was built in 1959 and I don't think...
demeterchaos
Harman accentra insert wood pellet stove
I'm having a problem with my auger. It won't feed my...
Kyle22
Recommendation on direct-vent gas fireplace?
Hi all, We are building a new home and plan to have...
kitchengirl
Non-angled corner fireplace?
How would you describe this fireplace? I've been trying...
fenix409
Hot wall
Hi , I've posted this here before but will try again...
salbwil
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™