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If you are looking for the best in gas fireplaces, gas fireplace inserts, gas heating stoves or gas logs, look no further than FireSide Hearth & Home. At FireSide Hearth & Home, we carry a full lineup of Heat & Glo products! Heat & Glo is an industry innovator, providing the best and latest in gas fireplace technology. Some of the features that make Heat & Glo products standout include:

Direct-vent Fireplaces

We Carry Heat & Glo Products Image - Royal Oak MI - FireSide Hearth & HomeDirect-vent gas fireplaces have become the industry gold standard because they provide the cleanest and most efficient heat. Heat & Glo was the first company to offer direct-vent technology. The technology brings cold air in from the outside to fuel fireplace combustion. At the same time it is venting away fireplace byproducts, such as carbon monoxide.

Power Vents

Sometimes natural air flow isn’t enough to allow for the proper ventilation of a direct-vent fireplace. The vents could be too long, feature twists and turns, or even vent through the floor hindering proper ventilation. With Heat & Glo, your ventilation system can be fitted with a power vent to keep the air flowing in and out of your gas fireplace.

FireBrick

With a Heat & Glo gas fireplace or gas fireplace insert, you can increase efficiency with FireBrick firebox technology. Thick ceramic material is used to construct the firebox rather than metal. The FireBrick ceramic radiates up to 25 percent more heat from the firebox, heating your home with less fuel faster. FireBrick also provides an attractive look that closely mimics traditional masonry fireboxes.

Intellifire Ignition

Heat & Glo gas fireplaces feature Intellifire Ignitions, which use less fuel and reduce home energy bills. Unlike traditional gas fireplace pilots, Intellifire Ignition features a pilot light that is only on when the fireplace is in use. That can save you up to $10 per month, compared with a gas fireplace that features a perpetual pilot. In addition, Intellifire Ignition has a battery backup so the gas unit can be used as a heat source during a power outage.

Heat Management

Heat & Glo systems allow you to control your fireplace’s heat output. With Heat & Glo’s heat management systems, you can direct your fireplace’s heat into the room that houses the fireplace, into nearby rooms, or even outside. This allows you to enjoy the look of the fireplace without the heat in warmer months.

LED Lighting

Your Heat & Glo unit can include LED lighting to enhance the look of the flames and help the fire to closely mimic the look of a real wood fire. More than that, the lights can be used to create a feeling of ambiance even when the fireplace is off.

Antireflective Glass

Heat & Glo fireplaces, inserts and stoves feature anti-reflective glass that cuts the glare on your fireplace by 89 percent, compared to traditional ceramic fireplace doors. That provides for a clearer view of your fire that adds to the fireplace’s beauty and realism.

If you are ready to add a beautiful and efficient gas fireplace, gas fireplace insert or heating stove to your home, stop by one of FireSide Hearth & Home’s three showrooms to see all of our Heat & Glo products. Our fireplace experts can help you find the Heat & Glo unit that’s right for you!

All about gas inserts

Everything Gas Insert - Royal Oak MI - FireSide Hearth & HomeDid your fireplace sit mostly unused last winter? Traditional open-hearth fireplaces can be a lot of work. They require stacks of wood, and fires have to be built, stoked and maintained. On top of that, they can waste nearly as much heat as they create. If you would like to turn your inefficient, cumbersome open-hearth fireplace into a useful heating appliance this winter, consider a gas fireplace insert.

Benefits of a gas insert

Gas fireplace inserts come with ample benefits. When it comes to convenience, a gas insert has a traditional open-hearth fireplace beat in every way. There is no need for stacking or storing wood or for building and tending a fire. The fireplace is ignited with the flip of a switch or the press of a button. It even can be wired to a thermostat to help maintain a constant temperature within a home.

Gas fireplace inserts also are among the most efficient heating sources. While a traditional, open-hearth fireplace sends up to 90 percent of a fire’s heat up the chimney, returning only 10 percent of the heat into a home’s living space, a gas insert can return up to 99 percent of the fireplace’s heat to the home. Because a gas fireplace burns so hot, they also burn very cleanly. They release virtual no fine particles into the air to lower the air quality in your home or in your neighborhood. Open-hearth wood-burning fireplaces, on the other hand, are known air polluters, releasing damaging fine particles into your home and into the atmosphere.

Gas fireplaces also are a great way to upgrade the look of your hearth. If your hearth is outdated or dilapidated, a gas fireplace insert can instantly improve the look of your home. The newest models of gas fireplaces are designed to realistically mimic the look of a traditional wood-burning fireplace, so with a gas fireplace insert, you can enjoy a beautiful fire with the flip of a switch.

Installing a gas fireplace insert

If you are ready to upgrade your open-hearth fireplace with a fireplace insert, start by calling the fireplace experts at FireSide Hearth & Home. We sell and install gas fireplaces from the finest manufacturers, including Quadra-Fire, Heat & Glo and Heatilator. We can help you select the make and model of fireplace that will provide the right amount of heat for your home heating need and fit your existing hearth space. We also will help you choose a model that fits with your home’s style and your vision for your hearth.

Because gas fireplace inserts fit within your existing hearth space, we can have your new gas fireplace insert installed and ready for the upcoming fire-burning season. Don’t let your fireplace sit unused for another winter; call FireSide Hearth & Home so you can hear about your gas fireplace insert options today!

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