You’ve made your decision: You’re ready to increase the warmth, comfort, ambiance and look of your home with a new gas fireplace. Making that decision is the easy part. Now, you will have to decide what style, type and heating capacity you want for your gas fireplace. The decision can seem overwhelming.
Fortunately, you don’t have to make the decision on your own! Let the fireplace experts at FireSide Hearth & Home help you choose your new gas fireplace. As you begin to weigh your options, there are a few things you will need to think about to help us find you the right fireplace.
What do you want from your new gas fireplace?
First, you will need to determine what you want to get out of your new gas fireplace. Are you looking to upgrade your home’s décor? Do you want to increase the energy efficiency of your home by using your new gas fireplace as a source of heat? Would you like to decrease the environmental impact of an existing, inefficient fireplace? Once we understand what you’d like to get from your fireplace, we will be able to narrow down the types of fireplaces you should consider.
How will you vent your new gas fireplace?
Of course, when you consider a new fireplace, you will have to consider how to vent it. With gas fireplaces, you have three primary options. If you have an existing hearth, a gas fireplace insert can be installed and vented through your existing chimney. If your fireplace will be located on an exterior wall or with easy access to the roof, you can consider a direct-vent fireplace. Direct-vent gas fireplaces use one pipe to pull air in from outside to help fuel your fire and another vent to exhaust all of the fireplace’s gases. If you are installing your fireplace in an area that is inconvenient for a chimney or vent, you can explore a vent-free gas fireplace. Vent-free gas fireplaces can be installed nearly anywhere in your home.
What features do you want in your gas fireplace?
The newest gas fireplaces come with a variety of features. They can be remote controlled for easy use. They can be wired to a thermostat to help keep a constant temperature in your home. Some gas fireplaces feature adjustable fans that can help control the flow of heated air into your home. Knowing which features are most important can help you narrow down your search for the right gas fireplace.
What style fireplace are you looking for?
FireSide Hearth & Home carries gas fireplaces to suit any home’s style. They can be sleek and modern, with floating flames or gas rocks. They can be traditional and classic, closely modeling the look of a wood-burning hearth. You can choose an unconventional shape, such as a circle or elongated rectangle. Gas fireplaces can be installed indoors or outdoors, as a see-through feature between two rooms or as a wall feature.
If you are ready to enjoy your new gas fireplace this fall, schedule an appointment with FireSide Hearth & Home today. We’ll talk to you about your gas fireplace preferences and help you find the one that’s right for you!