During the frigid months of the year, there’s nothing better than coming in from the cold to a warm, cozy home. In addition to your furnace or boiler, a gas fireplace is an appealing heating solution that can create the ultimate winter escape.
Bears Home Solutions installs a variety of Kozy Heat gas fireplaces to fit your needs. Keep reading to learn four reasons you should consider adding a gas fireplace to your space!
Why to Choose a Gas Fireplace
Hassle-Free and Convenient
Gas fireplaces provide instant comfort with the flip of a switch. Because they do not use real logs, there’s no need to chop or purchase firewood. They also require far less maintenance than wood-burning alternatives, and leave no messy ashes or heavy soot to clean up.
Safer to Use
No spontaneous sparks, open flames, or toxic fumes. These factors make gas fireplaces a safer option compared to traditional fireplaces, especially if you have children or pets. Converting from a wood-burning fireplace to a gas insert can also potentially lower your property insurance. It’s still a good idea to exercise caution by choosing a gas fireplace model with a safety screen, as glass windows can reach up to 400°F in only a few minutes. We also recommend keeping your furniture, curtains, rugs, and other flammables at least three feet away.
Easier to Control
One of the main benefits of a gas fireplace is that it can quickly heat a room. To make sure the room doesn’t get too warm, many gas fireplaces come with Intermittent Pilot Ignition (IPI). This electronic technology allows you to instantly control the flame height, fan speed, lighting, and more for optimum comfort with the click of a button. Some models also allow you to program the gas fireplace to turn on automatically if the room temperature drops due to a power outage or broken furnace.
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 their space. We install Kozy Heat gas fireplaces, gas inserts, gas stoves, and outdoor fireplaces that come in a variety of styles. What are the primary differences between these options? Let us explain:
These models 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.
Inserts are great 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 your room.
Stoves are any free-standing gas fireplace on four legs or a small base. Their compact size makes them an appealing option for rooms with minimal space.
Outdoor Gas Fireplaces
The weather is always changing in the Midwest. However, outdoor gas fireplaces allow you to take your patio living to the next level and make it a desired destination for social events all year ‘round!