What to Consider when Replacing Your Wood Fireplace with a Gas One

What to Consider when Replacing Your Wood Fireplace with a Gas One

In the fall and winter months a fireplace is a romantic and highly sought after feature. If you are contemplating changing from a traditional wood burning fireplace to a gas one, a direct vent natural gas fireplace is a versitile option.

About the Direct Vent Natural Gas Fireplace

In order to transition to a gas insert fireplace, a professional will be required to properly vent the fumes through the roof or wall as well as set up the gas line. Since the flames are behind the air tight seal of the glass, pollutants are removed via the vent so the inside of the house is protected. This fireplace produces real fire but there won’t be the wood-burning scent or crackling sound found in traditional wood-burning fireplaces.

A natural gas fireplace is more expensive than wood but it acts as a good suplemental heat source. And the utlization of zone heating, you should feel good to know you are lowering your energy costs. Wood-burning fireplaces also require kindling and lighting which can increase on-going costs. A gas fireplace insert has a variety of options including decorative logs, glass media or rock media kits. The number of accessories available for gas fireplaces help customize your fireplace and make it the focal point of a room while matching the individual décor style of the home.

To learn more about fireplace options, to understand where to buy or to schedule installation, contact your local dealer. Our professionals have 40 plus years of experience and are eager to help you find the fireplace that will help transform your home’s atmosphere.