What is a Gas Fireplace ?
A gas fireplace is a fireplace alternative that is fueled using propane or natural gas and one of a few different venting options. A gas fireplace is a very popular choice because of the availability of gas lines, the relatively low cost, and the ability to control heating with the push of a button. Natural gas and propane options are available. Both are more efficient and convenient than a wood fireplace, and both cut down energy costs and produce more heat. There are direct vent and ventless versions, as well as many that make use of an existing chimney if you are converting the fireplace you have to gas. Make use of inserts for easy conversion, you can read more in the fireplace inserts area of this guide.
Overall, a gas fireplace is a great option because of the low cost and the safety involved. You also don’t have to sacrifice the traditional look and style of a classic fireplace because you can simply convert the one you have or, if you are installing a new one, you can find designs that look exactly like a standard wood fireplace.
If you are in the market for a gas fireplace, read more about the different types available so you can find the option that best fits you and your home.