Converting a Wood Fireplace to a Gas Insert
Winter can be long and cold. But, you can still do something about your home heating efficiency. Do you heat with oil or propane? If so, you should be thinking about a better way to heat. If you have natural gas in your house already, a great option is to convert your wood burning fireplace to gas. By adding a gas fireplace insert to your home, you will make your home more beautiful and more efficient. You will reduce the price of your oil bill and you will have an easy-to-use, beautiful fire.
A new gas fireplace insert is almost always more efficient to run than your existing furnace, and always more efficient than an open wood hearth. This makes heating your home with gas more cost effective. If your home already has natural gas, you are already halfway there.
For today’s busy lifestyles, many homeowners who are considering adding a wood burning fireplace insert realize that gas will fit their lifestyles better. No stacking, cutting or hauling wood; no mess and no dust. With a gas insert you push a button and the fire is lit. They can also be controlled with a thermostat, for more consistent heat.
Another benefit to a natural gas fireplace insert is that you can turn it on at any time of year without hassle. On those chilly May, June and September evenings, you don’t have to go outside and get wood to start a fire, and you don’t have to turn the heat back on. Just push the button and enjoy your natural looking gas fire.
No gas in your home, but there is gas on your street? No problem. Call your gas company and have them run a line for next year and avoid the rush!
For more information on gas fireplace inserts, contact The Woodstove Fireplace & Patio Shop.