Owning a fireplace can be incredibly rewarding. There is nothing better than sitting back and relaxing in front of a warm fire on a chilly winter night. However, the labor and maintenance that goes into owning a wood burning fireplace can make it difficult to justify owning a fireplace. There are, however, options available that allow you to enjoy a fire, without the hassles that accompanies owning a wood burning fireplace. At Hale’s Chimney and Fireplace Solutions, we have a wide variety of gas burning appliances for you to choose from.
Let us tell you how enjoying a nice, warm fire has never been easier!
Why Gas Appliances?
Gas burning appliances are becoming more and more popular for homeowners. There are a couple reasons why. First, gas appliances are incredibly easy to operate. Usually, all it takes is the flip of a switch to turn your fire on. Second, although gas burning appliances produce some creosote, the amount produced is a fraction of what a wood or coal burning appliance would produce. This means that gas appliances are easier to maintain and are cleaner burning. Finally, since gas burning appliances produce no ash, there is a lot less cleaning up to do after a fire. This makes gas appliances an attractive choice for many homeowners.
Types of Gas Fireplaces
There are three main types of gas fireplaces that we sell and install at Hale’s Chimney and Fireplace Solutions: gas log sets, gas inserts, and gas fireplaces. Each one of these options offers different benefits based on customer needs.
Gas Log Sets – A gas log set is an appliance that can be installed in a new fireplace or existing gas or wood burning fireplace. It consists of a set of fire-resistant ceramic logs which set on top of a gas burner. The logs are designed to look like real logs, which provide a realistic wood fire experience. Gas log sets are not meant to be a primary heating source and are about as efficient as an open hearth wood burning fireplace.
Gas Inserts – A fireplace insert is a heating appliance that is inserted into an already existing open-hearth fireplace. The insert takes the place of your old firebox, so even if your existing fireplace was wood burning, your insert can convert it to a gas burning fireplace. Inserts are designed to retain more heat and push that heat into the home, instead of out of your chimney meaning they are a lot more efficient than their open hearth counterparts.
Gas Fireplaces – If you don’t already have a fireplace, you can always buy a new gas fireplace. The nice thing about buying a new gas fireplace is that there are a lot more options in regards to home placement.
At Hale’s Chimney and Fireplace Solutions, we want to help you find the gas fireplace option that is right for you. Our fireplace experts can help you choose which fireplace option is best for you and help you install it. Our technicians have many years of experience and are certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) meaning they have been trained to install your fireplace efficiently, correctly, and safely. If you are in the market for a new gas fireplace, call Hale’s Chimney and Fireplace Solutions today at 972-563-6851 or contact us online to talk with one of our gas fireplace experts.