What Should You Consider When Purchasing a Gas Fireplace


There are a number of things to think about if you are looking at buying a new gas fireplace, things that will ensure that your investment is certainly worthwhile, both as a decorative room centrepiece and a valuable source of heat.

  • After you have decided on the size and power of your beautiful new fireplace, you’ll have to think about which kind of venting system you will want to be using, whether it will work from propane or natural gas.
  • Many folk choose fire places in Cambridge as a secondary type of heating, which is trustworthy during power cuts, or as an elegant and interesting addition that certainly adds romantic ambience to any living room or bedroom.

Source of Energy

A major point of consideration is your energy source:

  • Should you other home appliances, like your cooker or heating, already be hooked up to the city’s natural gas supply, naturally you have an easy and simple solution.
  • Propane gas burns with similar efficiency and ease, however you will then have to fit a propane tank some place on your property.
  • Both choices provide the same amount of heat outputs, known as BTUs.

Heating Requirements

Related to power will be the heating requirements that are needed in that room. If you’re using a fireplace in either your living room or a just a small one for use in a large bathroom, you’ll need to be aware of the amount of heat before making a purchase.

This will rely upon three things:

  • The proportions of the room to be heated.
  • How well it can hold onto its warmth.
  • Any other origins of heat in the same room.

Some people just love watching the flickering of flames, while some others simply enjoy it as a reliable source of heat. You can also, connect your fireplace to a thermostat to ensure that warmth is kept at a desired level, even during a power cut.

Venting Options

There are three venting options to consider when choosing a beautiful gas fireplace.

  1. The most renowned is the one known as direct venting, which needs only a short flue to bring in outside air and then return it again.
  2. There’s also the vent-less kind which is mounted on an interior wall which will then vent air into a room.
  3. Conventional “up-vent” fireplaces make use of the whole chimneys as a flue.

Should you already have one of the older wood-burning fireplaces fitted in your home, you may just wish to purchase only a gas insert. This will use the body and chimney of your current fireplace, but will add a glass front and required plumbing so that it can works from gas.

Whichever one you are thinking of choosing, make sure to consider the look and flame height, plus all accessories such as superb looking, glowing coals or ceramic logs, and then you will be more than happy with your new purchase.