Having a heating system built into your house that can keep you warm all winter long is a great thing, but in most cases your furnace or your boiler radiators aren’t exactly picturesque. And sometimes it is nice not just to be able to keep warm but also to enjoy a little ambiance. Where the demand for warmth crosses paths with the desire to have something to add to your home environment you will find the gas fireplace.
Maybe you have an older wood-burning fireplace and you are wondering if it is possible for you to switch to a gas fireplace. Or maybe you just want to know what the deal is with gas fireplaces to begin with. Whatever your curiosity we are happy to answer your questions. We offer professional fireplace services in Rockland for a reason after all!
We’ve compiled some common questions about gas fireplaces that we’ve gotten. It is our hope that by listing them here you’ll be able to find the answer to your questions about these systems. With that said, if you don’t find the answer you’re looking for, just reach out to us to get the information you need.
Q. How efficient is a gas fireplace?
Believe it or not gas fireplaces are known for being quite energy efficient in terms of how much fuel creates heat compared to how much goes to waste. Many modern gas fireplaces are built to be as efficient as possible with some being completely efficient so they create no waste at all.
Q. What kind of gas does a gas fireplace utilize?
A gas fireplace uses natural gas so if you have one installed in your home you will need a gas connection installed along with it if you don’t have one already.
Q. What type of gas fireplace can I get?
There is actually more than one “type” of gas fireplace that you can get. The different types are based on whether you had a fireplace before and what kind of set up you are looking for. For example, if you already have a wood-burning fireplace and want to switch it out for a gas fireplace, you can get a gas fireplace insert or you can simply install a gas log insert.
Q. Where can I install a gas fireplace?
The short answer is anywhere you want…mostly. A gas fireplace needs a gas connection so as long as there is room for the fireplace and a gas line you should be set. This allows for most homes to add fireplaces to areas like their living rooms, dining rooms, bathrooms, bedrooms, or even the backyard.
If you are interested in getting a gas fireplace installed in your home, just remember that it is a job meant to professionals only. This is never something to try to DIY or leave to an amateur. Like we mentioned above, we provide reliable and professional fireplace services so whether you want to install a gas fireplace where you wood-burning one used to be, or you want a new gas fireplace added to your home for the first time, we can help.