If you are considering a new fireplace for your home, or considering upgrading your existing fireplace, you should be considering a gas fireplace or fireplace insert. Gas fireplaces bring a host of advantages that are sure to have you enjoying warm, crackling fires all winter long.
If you are looking for the most efficient fireplace option, gas fireplaces are the way to go. The efficiency of individual models vary, but direct-vent models can return up to 80 percent of your fire’s heat to your home, while ventless models return up to 99 percent of the fire’s heat to your home. Because they burn so efficiently, gas fireplaces also release very little particulate matter into the air, meaning they add little in the way of air pollution to your home and your neighborhood.
Ease of use
Gas fireplaces also beat out their wood- or pellet-burning counterparts when it comes to ease of use. With gas fireplaces, there is no need for stacking or storing firewood or pellets, or for tending the fire to keep it going. A gas fireplace is ignited with the flip of a switch or with the press of a button. Gas fireplaces can even be wired to thermostats, so their flames can help maintain a constant temperature in your home.
Gas fireplaces provide you with a great deal of versatility. They can be placed nearly anywhere in the home because they don’t require the large chimney needed by wood-burning appliances. Direct-vent models can be placed nearly anywhere along an outside wall, and ventless models can be placed virtually anywhere within a home. If you are looking for a fireplace but worry you don’t have a spot for one, gas fireplaces can open up options within your home.
Gas fireplaces are a stylish addition to any home. They can take a traditional look, with a traditional hearth and ceramic logs that closely resemble the look of a wood-burning fire. Gas fireplaces also can add an element of surprise with more modern styles. Gas fireplaces can be built into walls, into the center of a room or even into the center of a table or island. They can be outfitted with sand, rocks or glass stones rather than wood-like logs.
If you are interested in the advantages gas fireplaces or fireplace inserts have to offer, call the fireplace experts at FireSide Hearth & Home today! We offer a range of gas fireplaces and gas fireplace inserts, and we can help you determine which style and model suits your personal taste, your home’s unique style and your home heating needs. We can have your fireplace or insert installed and ready to be enjoyed when fall’s chill sets in this year.