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Going for a Gas Fireplace

Thinking of updating the look and overall functionality of your fireplace? Converting to a gas fireplace would be a great option.

Thinking of updating the look and overall functionality of your fireplace? Converting to a gas fireplace would be a great option.

The fireplace is one of the most important appliances in our home. Not only is the area where you can gather with your family and loved ones to keep warm, it is also a good area for recreation, fun activities and making a lot of memories.

According to the experts at Bulldog Chimney Sweeps Inc. there are a lot of things that a homeowner needs to consider and weigh if they want to:

  • get a chimney or fireplace installed in their home
  • renovate and upgrade the fireplace that they already have
  • fix a non-functional fireplace and bring it back to life

Nowadays, we have a wide array of types and models of fireplaces to choose from. So regardless if you’re looking to have a new one installed or you want to transform the look and functionality of your existing fireplace, you are far from short of options. Among these different types is the Gas Fireplace.

It’s a very popular choice for a lot of people as it is maintenance-free plus it is virtually easy to maneuver and operate. Everyday more and more people are converting to the Gas Fireplace. If you’re looking to get one of your own, here is a short list of a few of the most important things to take note of that might help you out:

There are Three Different Gas Fireplace Types

Once you feel that converting to a Gas Fireplace is for you, the next step is to choose which of the three different types would be more suited and right for you and your home.

1. Gas Logs – the more traditional looking, these are usually available in kits. Aside from being the handiest, it is also better known for holding the closest appearance and operation as a wood fire. It has an open design, allowing the flames to be visible for your enjoyment.

2. Gas Fireplace Insert – if you’re familiar with inserts then you’d have an idea how this type works. It’s basically a self-contained unit that’s put into an existing fireplace, thus the name “insert”. Unlike the Gas Logs, the fire is kept behind a glass guard which also has its own set of advantages.

3. Ventless Gas Fireplace – they key feature of this certain type of Gas Fireplace is that it has extremely low emissions, keeping the indoor air fume-free. Some people find this feature enough to prefer this type over the other two.

An important thing to remember, regardless which type you choose, is to properly have them installed by professionals to ensure you and your family’s safety.