How to Tell If a Gas Fireplace is the Right Heating System for You
- You don’t want to worry about chopping, gathering or storing wood and pellets.
- You want to be able to start a fire quickly.
- You don’t want to clean up ashes.
- You want efficient and consistent heat.
- You’re looking for a heating system that emits little pollution.
Highlights of Direct Vent Gas Fireplaces
A direct vent gas fireplace uses a type of piping system called a co-axial system which essentially requires the installation of a smaller pipe within a larger pipe to draw air effectively in to help with combustion and safely vent the exhaust fumes. Direct vent gas fireplaces are ideal for well-insulated newer homes, or for those looking to save some space. An existing chimney isn’t required to install a direct vent gas fireplace.
Highlights of Ventless Gas Fireplaces
Vent-free gas fireplaces can be installed anywhere in a home and don’t require a venting system or chimney making them a popular choice. They are highly efficient at heating your home and require very little fuel. It’s important to ensure your home is well-ventilated if you’re using a ventless gas fireplace for a long period of time and to install carbon monoxide detectors in your home.
Gas Fireplace Features
Here are a few highlights of common gas fireplace features:
Remote control access. From the comfort of your couch, you can control the temperature, size and appearance of the flame. The ability to start or extinguish a fire is available at the flick of a switch or button.
Operates even during power outage. If you’re worried about heating your home on a cold winter’s day during a power outage, a gas powered fireplace won’t let you down.
Power venting. You can control the direction the electrical fan removes combustion, vertically, horizontally or both.
Pilot lights. There are different pilot light options to choose from. Some gas fireplaces have a continuous pilot light which means your fireplace will work even if there’s a power outage. An intermittent pilot light can be turned on or off and can still produce a fire if there’s a battery backup.
Variety of styles and accessories. Whether you’re looking for a modern gas fireplace, a traditional fireplace, or anything in between, there are many styles, sizes and models available to suit your taste. There are also optional accessories you can buy to enhance the look of your gas fireplace such as glowing coals, embers, pinecones and glass stones.
The Stove Center is pleased to carry both Napoleon gas fireplaces and Astria gas fireplaces.
Come check out our showroom in Cataumet, Massachusetts and you’ll find double-sided fireplaces that enhance two rooms at once, clean, contemporary designs and traditional styles to add a classic touch.