If you currently have an older fireplace that’s under-performing, or if you’d like to add a first fireplace to your home, now’s a good time to look into the benefits of owning a well-built gas fireplace from top makers such as Regency and Hampton.
Gas fireplaces burn clean and deliver lots of heat to keep you warm when winter has other ideas. Plus, they’re beautiful to look at and are amazingly easy to operate.
Here are some of the reasons you’ll be happy having a new gas-burning fireplace installed.
Stunning design styles make it easy for gas fireplaces to match virtually any home décor. Choose from a variety of sizes, shapes, finishes and styles ranging from rustic and traditional to sleek and contemporary. Gas fireplaces quickly become focal points in whatever room they’re installed.
Gas log sets are created to look as similar to real wood logs as possible. When flames rise from them, it’s not easy to tell the difference. If the “look” of the fire in the firebox is important to you, a gas fireplace may be exactly what you’re looking for.
High Efficiency Ratings
Efficiency ratings are given to heating appliances to show the percentage of total heat produced that actually heats the room vs. how much is lost up the vent system. Dual-vented gas fireplaces feature efficiency ratings of up to 85%, with B-vent styles with a single pipe hitting right around 50%. By contrast, traditional masonry wood-burning fireplaces end up with about a 20% rating.
All gas fireplaces on the market today must meet or exceed rigid EPA emissions standards. This means whatever model you choose, you’re getting an appliance that’s clean-burning and not destructive to the environment.
Say goodbye to the days of hauling and loading logs and cleaning up after them – and then working to get a fire started. With a gas fireplace, everything is push-button and automatic. You get instant heat, you put out fires instantly and you can control the amount of heat inside the room.
Because there’s no wood fire, gas fireplaces require very little cleaning and maintenance. There are no ashes to clean out, and no need for chimney sweep services to remove flammable creosote. An annual safety check-up by a certified fireplace technician is about all that’s required.
Zone Heating and Placement
Because of their simple venting system, gas fireplaces can be placed in many rooms within a home to provide instant zone heating whenever needed. With vent-pipe installation through the ceiling or nearby wall, you can have a fireplace added to bedrooms, the kitchen, the den and even the bathroom.