Are you considering installing a gas fireplace in your home? Wondering about the benefits of gas fireplaces? Many homeowners do.
Both gas and wood burning fireplaces are great, but if you value energy efficiency and convenience above everything else, a gas fireplace is probably right for you.
A gas fireplace is:
Energy-efficient: First, gas fireplaces don’t waste gas or electricity. Glass panels covering direct-vent fireboxes help ensure heated air in the rest of the house doesn’t escape up the flue. Also, Heat & Glo models with IntelliFire™ Ignition Systems will provide an ignition flame only when needed. Another great thing about gas fireplaces is that they can provide warmth during weather where the heat isn’t needed but it’s still chilly, which allows you to keep the thermostat a little lower, helping you reduce your energy bills.
Convenient: Gas fireplaces don’t require a chimney, so they can go almost anywhere in your home. Once you’re ready to use the fireplace, it’s incredibly easy and low-maintenance. You can start, adjust and stop fires with the simple touch of a button. No bringing in logs from outside, no tending the fire, no cleaning the chimney!
Attractive: Gas fireplaces have sleek, attractive designs that can complement any home’s décor. Many also have a modern design that works well in contemporary rooms. In fact, some homeowners install gas fireplaces for both heating and aesthetic purposes!
More affordable than you may think: Approximately 91 percent of the cost of installing a direct-vent gas fireplace in a home can be recouped, according to figures provided by Marshall & Swift’s Residential Cost Handbook as well as the average cost of a gas fireplace. Also, fireplaces can increase the value of the average home by 6 – 12 percent, according to the National Center for Real Estate Research.
Need Fireplace Installers in Southern CA?
If you are interested in installing a gas fireplace in your home in the Los Angeles or San Diego area, OJ Insulation can help. We work with builders and contractors to install quality fireplaces from top manufacturers in homes throughout Southern California.
Contact us to learn more about our gas fireplaces!