Do you love the look and feel of a fireplace, but just aren’t crazy about chopping wood, curing it, carrying it into the house, and building a fire? There are some people who love every part of that; on the other hand, it can be a tiring process that just isn’t right for you. That’s okay. There’s a solution out there for people who love to cozy up in front of a fire at the end of a long day but just don’t enjoy the effort it takes to get that fire going. Have a gas fireplace installed in your existing fireplace! This option makes burning a fire as easy as flipping a switch. It will also help decrease your energy bill because it will help eliminate the warm air from your home being drawn up and out of your house through your chimney! That sounds like a win-win situation!
Advantages to Going with Gas
Of course, one of the biggest advantages of a gas fireplace is ease of use. No more chopping wood, or even building a fire. With just a flip of a switch, you have a fire. This can be very appealing, especially at the end of a hard day’s work. But that’s not the only advantage. With a gas insert, you’ll also be able to enjoy a smoke-free fire. That’s better for your health, especially if you suffer from respiratory problems.
You may be thinking that a gas fire just isn’t as natural looking as a wood fire. Today’s gas appliances have the look and feel of a natural fire. Unless you look close, you might not even be aware that it’s not a wood fire! If you don’t enjoy the work it takes to build a fire, then a gas burning insert is what you’re looking for.
Vented or Ventless
There are also two types of gas burning inserts that you can install: vented or ventless. The advantages of a ventless insert is obvious. You don’t have to worry about placement in an existing fireplace if you don’t want it there. However, some people have complained about feelings of nausea or headaches being around these ventless systems. If you go for a vented insert, you will need to vent your fireplace to the outside through an outside wall or through your existing fireplace. This has the definite advantage of getting some of the byproducts produced by your gas fireplace out of the house and into the great outdoors.
Give Chimney Doctors of Colorado a Call
Regardless of which type of gas fireplace you go with, it’s important that you call in experts who know which type of insert is right for your fireplace needs. That company is Chimney Doctors of Colorado. Not only will they install your gas fireplace, but they’ll be able to help you maintain it as well. The Chimney Safety Institute of America recommends that you use a certified professional to keep your gas fireplace up and running safely and efficiently, and Chimney Doctors of Colorado is the right company for that job!