The gas fireplaces Guelph and surrounding communities choose first
Guelph ClimateCare is committed to providing all manner of home heating needs, including the ambient warmth of a gas fireplace.
An efficient and safe way to take the chill out of winter nights and invite snuggling and quality time by the fire, a gas fireplace also quickly heats up a room. It often serves as a focal point for a family room and make an uninviting and chilly basement a sanctuary for gathering together.
Are there different types of gas fireplaces?
The kind of gas fireplace Guelph residents choose depends on aesthetic preferences, comfort requirements and whether you already have a wood-burning fireplace that you would like to convert to gas.
Here’s a rundown of some of the most popular:
- Log inserts – A log insert is an artificial gas-burning log that is installed into a pre-existing wood-burning fireplace. The log insert does not provide any useable heat. This is a good option when you have a wood-burning fireplace that you no longer want to actually use but don’t want to get rid of.
- Fireplace inserts – A fireplace insert consists of a fully enclosed gas fireplace that is installed into a pre-existing wood-burning fireplace. This type of fireplace provides enough heat to warm an average-sized living area (25 000 to 40 000 BTU output).
- Built-in fireplaces – The built-in gas fireplace is a self-contained fireplace that does not require a pre-existing fireplace structure. Built-in gas fireplaces are an efficient way to heat even a large living area. Although the actual fireplace itself is a complete unit, it must be framed within a box, called the surround. The surround is then finished in a way that complements the room.
- Stand-alone fireplaces – These look more like stoves than fireplaces. Some are styled much like the old-fashioned cast-iron or enamel wood-burning stoves with attractive metal moldings. Unlike wood-burning stoves, stand-alone fireplaces are efficient and charming.
Do I need natural gas in my home for a gas fireplace?
Even if you don’t have natural gas in your home, you can still take advantage of the benefits of a gas fireplace. Guelph residents without gas use propane as a fuel supplement.
Our Guelph ClimateCare professionals would be happy to help you make the gas fireplace selection that works best for you. Contact us today!