Would you like to get more from you fireplace? Better heat and efficiency? More convenience and use? Exceptional style? You could get all of these things by replacing your wood-burning fireplace with a gas fireplace insert.
More heat and efficiency
Open-hearth fireplaces are poor sources of heat. In fact, an estimated 90 percent of the heat from a fire built in an open-hearth fireplace goes right up the chimney. On top of that, when the fireplace isn’t in use, the open hearth and chimney system can act like an open window into your home. How? By sucking warm air from your home’s living spaces and allowing cold drafts to burst down the chimney on blustery days.
By contrast, a gas fireplace inserts serves as one of the most efficient sources of heat for your home. Depending on the model you choose, gas fireplace inserts can return anywhere from 75 to 99 percent of the fuel’s energy to your home as heat. Gas fireplaces also can be attached to a thermostat. In doing this, the flame size adjusts to the amount of heat your room needs.
This can save you from wasting money by burning a fire when your home is already warm enough. Gas fireplace inserts also can stop the draft and heat loss. They also feature sealed glass doors. Now, you won’t find heat being sucked out of your home or in cold air blowing in.
More convenience and more use
For many people with wood-burning fireplaces, the task of obtaining wood is a dreaded chore. In addition, once the wood pile has been secured, you still have to build, start and tend a fire. The ash also has to be cleared away from the fireplace. On top of all that, the chimney has to be swept of dangerous creosote at least once per year.
Gas fireplaces are all about convenience. There’s no fuel source to secure, no fire to build or tend, and no continual cleaning of the firebox. However, the system should still be cleaned and inspected once per year for safety reasons.
With a gas fireplace, you flip a switch or press a button. Instantly, you are rewarded with a warm and beautiful fire. Plus, when your fireplace is more convenient to use, you will find yourself enjoying it more often.
A gas fireplace insert can be a beautiful upgrade to your home. Gas fireplace inserts come in all styles, from traditional to rustic to contemporary. Do you want the look of a traditional fireplace? Opt for a gas fireplace with a realistic looking set of logs, backlit with an LED light for added effect.
More modern options include gas fireplaces that have river stones or glass rocks in lieu of logs. You can also omit the logs all together for a floating-fire effect. With so many options, you will have no problem finding a gas fireplace insert to fit your style.
Are you ready to get more from your gas fireplace? More efficiency, more convenience and use, and more style starts with a trip to the Tri-County Hearth & Patio Showroom today! We can show you all of our beautiful gas fireplace options and help you find the perfect insert for your hearth.