4 Reasons to Choose a Gas Fireplace for Your Home

A gas fireplace insert is lit inside a mantel made of large, multi-colored stones. A brown dog relaxes in front of the fire.

As temperatures drop and winter draws near, there’s nothing better than coming in from the cold to a warm, cozy home. In addition to making sure your furnace is ready for the frigid weather, it’s also the time of year to consider a gas fireplace installation to complete your comfy winter escape. If you’re warming up to the idea of installing a fireplace in your home, we provide four reasons to choose a gas fireplace below.

Hassle-Free And Convenient

Many homeowners start out with wood fireplaces, but over time, the ability to enjoy a cozy fire without having to chop wood or tend to the fire becomes more appealing. Gas fireplaces provide instant comfort with the flip of a switch. Because they do not use real logs, they require far less maintenance and leave no messy ashes or heavy soot to clean up.

A lit gas fireplace in a traditional living room with gray walls and gray cabinets on each side.

Safer To Use

No spontaneous sparks. No open flames. No toxic fumes. These are all qualities that make gas fireplaces a safer option compared to traditional fireplaces, especially if you have children or pets in your home. Go ahead and fall asleep in front of the fire while reading your book; the flames aren’t going anywhere. We still recommend exercising caution by choosing a gas fireplace with safety screens (glass windows can reach up to 400°F in only a few minutes) and keeping your furniture, curtains, rugs and other flammables at least three feet away. All fireplace options at Bears Home Solutions come with safety screens to keep you and your family safe.

Easier To Control

One of the main benefits of a gas fireplace is that it can heat your room quickly – sometimes too quickly. Fortunately, many gas fireplaces come with an electronic system called Intermittent Pilot Ignition (IPI) that allows you to instantly control the flame height, fan speed, lighting and more for optimum comfort with the click of a button. This system also allows you to program the gas fireplace to turn on automatically if the room temperature drops due to a power outage or broken furnace, to keep the area warm while you are away. 

Wide Variety Of Styles

With so many options to choose from, every homeowner can find a gas fireplace that complements the size and aesthetic of your space. At Bears Home Solutions, we install Kozy Heat gas fireplaces, inserts and stoves, gas logs and outdoor fireplaces that come in a wide variety of styles and colors. What are the primary differences between these options? Let us explain:

A fireplace roars inside a mantel with large stones. The living room is traditional with tan, beige and brown tones.

Gas fireplaces

Offer the look and heat production of traditional fireplaces without the fuss. Because they do not require an existing fireplace or chimney, they are often installed during new home construction or remodel projects.

Gas inserts

For homeowners who wish to convert their wood-burning fireplace to gas while maintaining the same level of heat production. The system is inserted into the existing infrastructure for an upgraded, hassle-free way to heat the space.

A gas fireplace roars in the center of a living room with light walls and furniture.
A small, rectangular gas stove is lit up on a side wall of a small living room.

Gas stoves

Free-standing gas fireplaces on four legs or a small base. Their compact size makes them a great option for rooms with minimal space.

Outdoor gas fireplaces

Take your patio living to the next level and make it a desired destination for social events all year ’round.

A tall, rectangular outdoor gas fireplace sits ablaze in the middle of a large deck with light brown patio furniture.

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If you’re interested in a gas fireplace installation, Bears Home Solutions is happy to answer any questions you may have. We also provide free estimates. Contact us today to set up an appointment and get your home on track to ultimate coziness.

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