Three Styles of Gas Appliances – Fireplaces, Inserts, Stoves
Imagine sitting in front of your fireplace and having the ability to control every aspect of the fire from how high the flames are to how much heat it puts out with the touch of a button! This is exactly what you can do with a gas heating appliance. Modern gas appliances usually offer remote control operation. With the remote you can determine exactly how your fireplace will look and feel. Some models offer thermostat control so that it immediately kicks on once the temperature gets too cold.
The first homeowners in the late 1800s who used gas to heat their homes never could have imagined how much these appliances would advance. Today’s gas appliances offer the widest selection of features and designs. They range in style from a sleek, modern design with a ribbon of flames that springs up through river rocks, to neoclassic and other traditional designs featuring faux logs that look real.
If you are looking for an environmentally friendly alternate heating source, a gas appliance is an excellent choice.
Gas is a clean burning fuel. If you are concerned about the environmental, you can feel good knowing that your alternative heating source has a low environmental impact.
With the right gas appliance, you can lower your energy bills. Gas appliances have a high efficiency rating which means that they radiate a large amount of heat with a low amount of fuel. You can turn down the thermostat for your furnace and use a gas appliance to comfortably zone heat large areas of your home.
Not having to worry about finding the time to gather firewood or how long it will take you to start the fire are big perks of having a gas appliance. When you get home from a long day running around, the last thing you might want to do is forage for wood. With a gas appliance, you don’t have to. You don’t even have to clean out ashes!
Easy to Use
You don’t have to fumble with a fire starter kit or following complex instructions. Gas appliances are as easy to use as a television.
How to Choose the Right Gas Appliance
There are three different types of gas heating appliances: fireplaces, fireplace inserts and stoves. All three offer convenient features and a fully customizable display. You can choose from different types of log sets, fire glass and river rock for the display. The appliance is right for you will depend on your needs and goal.
Most homeowners are familiar with the beauty and convenience of contemporary gas fireplaces. Unlike old gas fireplaces, new models are as attractive as traditional fireplaces. You can choose from a large variety of styles and designs to complement your décor or make an architectural statement. Zero-clearance models can be installed in practically any room in your home.
Installing a gas fireplace is a great investment since it can increase your home value by up to 12%.
Gas Fireplace Inserts
If you want to make your masonry fireplace more energy efficient or convert it to burn gas instead of wood, then you need a fireplace insert. A gas fireplace insert is installed in the hearth of an existing fireplace. Along with changing the fuel type of your fireplace, it will increase the heat output of your fireplace and make your home more energy efficiency.
Masonry fireplaces allow air to move freely in and out of your house which increases the cost of heating and cooling your home year-round. Fireplace inserts solve this problem. Their tightly sealed glass doors prevent air from being able to escape up the chimney. Gas fireplace inserts also have a much higher efficiency rating which allows them to comfortably heat more square feet of your home.
If your goal is to heat the most square footage, a gas stove is the right choice. A free-standing gas stove is the most efficient heating appliance since it radiates heat from all four sides. Gas stoves are available in a range of styles from modern and utilitarian to rustic and ornate. Make sure to pay attention to the specs that let you know how large of a space it can heat.
If you want to learn more about gas appliances, give our specialists a call at (203) 544-8111! We have been helping homeowners from Fairfield County in Connecticut to Westchester County in New York find the right heating appliance for their home since 1976. All of our fireplace and stove experts stay up to date on the latest models and features. If you would like recommendations, we can let you know what models are available in the style you like and have the power to heat the square footage that you need.