price of direct vent gas fireplace insert
I recently purchased a Mendota direct vent gas fireplace insert. It's a nice unit that is self contained with 3 burners and brick lined. It has a variable speed fan and wall switch to operate the fan, turn the unit on, and turn off the back burner (of 3 burners). The unit is 34" wide and has the tuscany front which is plated with 24 karat gold to stop discoloration from the heat. My question is whether the $3,600 dollars I paid for the unit and $900 for installation is out of line. It is difficult to get any prices online and the manufacturer only has dealer referrals. I have yet to have a new mantle built for and fireplace and would also like to frame an LCD television on the wall over the fireplace. How much do you think everything might cost? $4,500 for the fireplace, $1,500 to $2,000 for the television, $1,000 for a mantle and to mount TV. I'm nearing
$10,000 just to have a nice fire and watch some television.