Traditionally when you think of a fireplace you envision the sound of wood logs crackling and beautiful flames dancing about. But then you start to get discouraged when you think more realistically about exactly how much work is involved with keeping up a wood burning fireplace. Wood burning fireplaces are not for everyone. But it does not have to be that way… gas fireplaces will easily allow you to enjoy beautiful dancing flames and the warmth of a fire burning.
Why to Choose a Gas Fireplace
A gas fireplace will give you all of the comforts of a home fire burning without all of the work of a wood burning fireplace. Gas fireplaces have come a long way over the years. Some look so realistic that they will leave you questioning whether they are really gas or if they are actually wood burning.
Convenience is one of the main reasons that homeowners will ultimately side with a gas fireplace. You want a fire right now, no problem just turn the gas on and light the pilot or it could be as simple as pushing a button and poof you have a fire burning. What is more convenient than that?
But the ultimate selling point for most is how easy it is to install a gas fireplace. This is extremely important for all of the do-it-yourselfers out there. There are really no limitations for placement of a gas fireplace as long as the gas lines can be ran to the location the fireplace can go anywhere in your home.
Types of Gas Fireplaces
There are different ways to simplify your fireplace: Gas log set and burner, gas fireplace insert, or by installing a built-in gas fireplace. If you currently have a fireplace but need to convert it to gas then you will want to consider either a gas log set or a gas fireplace insert. Either one is easily installed but may require you to contact a gas professional to have gas lines ran.
Built-in gas fireplaces are great choices for new construction or homes that do not have a fireplace at all. They are freestanding units that are encased in a finished frame. No matter where you want to place the fireplace it is possible as long as gas lines can be ran there.
The built-in gas fireplaces are the most versatile of the 3 types. They come in a variety of size and styles from standard units to double sided fireplaces. One thing to consider when choosing a built-in is that most of the time they will require a certain venting system. Make sure that you check into the venting considerations before deciding on which gas fireplace to purchase.
The Extra Bells and Whistles
If you are looking for the most convenient fireplace experience there are a few features and optional upgrades that you may want to consider. Features to consider for gas fireplaces are variable flame height, electric ignition, and a circulating fan. Upgrades that can be added consist of a thermostat control or remote control for easy operation.
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