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Tips on Buying a Gas Fireplace or Insert

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Woodstove Fireplace & Patio Shop - Gas Fireplace or Insert in Acton, Boxborough, MA

For some gas fireplaces have increasingly become a favored choice over traditional fireplaces. They are easy to turn on with the flip of a switch, making them far more convenient to use than wood burning fireplaces. Many gas fireplace inserts are also available with remote controls and wall thermostats. Gas fireplaces do not require the purchase of wood or the labor associated with purchase and storage. Avoiding wood piles means avoiding the termite risk that accompany all wood storage areas. In multiple ways, gas is simply a cleaner option.

Gas fireplaces are clean burning, energy efficient, and save the customers money over time. If you prefer liquid propane, The Woodstove Fireplace & Patio Shop can accommodate either version. We offer many models, sizes and styles to meet the needs of all homeowners.

There are both direct vent and vent free gas fireplaces available. Direct vent fireplaces use zero-clearance technology, meaning they don't need chimneys or foundations. A direct vent allows all of the combustion gases and moisture to leave your home without all the build up in chimneys. Venting is usually through a wall or roof, allowing for more flexibility than if a chimney was required. They are also easier to install than units with a chimney and give you greater placement options.

A gas fireplace can be installed anywhere that a gas line is available, both in the middle of a room and along an outside wall. So you can have that traditional fireplace look along the wall, or try for a new sleek modern look in the middle of the room. We can help with any installation and answer any questions you may have about placement. One last great perk about a gas fireplace is that they are easily maintained. All you need to do is have an annual inspection of the burner, fan, venting, pilot light and thermostat.

Gas fireplaces are not for everyone. The beauty and reward of traditional fireplaces and natural flame is undeniable. So of course, it always comes down to personal preference. Whatever your preference is, Contact the Woodstove Fireplace & Patio Shop, we are here to deliver quality and valued solutions that will last a lifetime.