The Basics On Gas Fireplaces
A gas fireplace is a wonderful addition to a home that serves the function of heating a room. It has become a popular appliance because it can be safely controlled and adds great ambiance to a home. Modern technology allows gas-fueled models to be easily installed in a variety of locations throughout a house.
Styles of Gas Fireplaces
Gas fireplaces can be purchased in three main styles:
Inserts – These are for homeowners who wish to retrofit a traditional fireplace to be more efficient and safe.
Built-Ins – These are for homeowners who want to install a new fireplace where there was previously no fireplaces installed.
Log Sets – These are basic gas burning appliances that can sit in an existing fireplace without the need for any major renovations or changes.
Inserts and built-in gas fireplaces are reliable and effective sources of heat for a home that can make a room feel toasty warm. However, log set gas fireplaces are usually more about appearance than function. With any type of gas fireplace, you can choose different models that either vent their exhaust outside or release it with the ambient heat into the home.
Gas fireplaces can be installed in contact with walls and floors with minimal fire risk. The inner and outer shell of the appliance is insulated to prevent heat transfer between the fireplace and any potential hazards close to it. The only requirement for installation of a gas fireplace is a natural gas or propane gas connection. With this, a gas fireplace can be installed almost anywhere in a home.
There is a wide variety of models available that offer features like improved energy efficiency and ‘real wood’ appearances. If you are going to choose the right one, there are many options to consider.
Anyone who lives in Colorado knows how cold it gets in the winter. This underscores the importance of having a gas fireplace to keep you warm during the coldest days of the year. If you are interested in installing a unit, Hi-Tech Appliance is there to help!