Want an Easy Switch from Wood Fuel to Gas Fuel?
The season of life when wood fires were perfect for your household may be behind you and now you may wish for a gas fireplace. Changes are often difficult but not when you switch from wood fuel to gas fuel fires, thanks to fireplace inserts. Most wood-burning fireplaces can be converted to a gas fireplace insert. With the help of hearth experts like the seasoned professionals at Yankee Doodle, Inc. in Wilton CT, the entire process is easy.
What is a Gas Fireplace Insert?
A gas fireplace insert is a gas fireplace custom built to fit inside a specific masonry fireplace or wood stove. Gas is hooked up to the unit, and suddenly you have a convenient fireplace that starts warming the room once you’ve flipped a switch or adjusted a thermostat.
Direct-Vent Gas Fireplace Insert
With a direct-vent gas fireplace insert, the hearth appliance is vented directly to an outdoor wall instead of up a chimney. Direct-vent units dispel combustion gases and draw in cool air from the outside to feed the fire. The way homes are built more airtight than ever these days, it is an advantage that a gas fireplace insert has a direct-vent feature that supplies its own air.
Benefits of Gas Inserts
Enjoy some terrific benefits when you make the switch from burning wood to burning gas in a gas fireplace insert.
The energy efficiency of your fireplace is greatly improved when you replace a wood-burning fireplace with a gas fireplace insert. The efficiency rating of a correctly installed gas insert is between 65% and 90%. Compare that to the traditional open wood-burning fireplace, which has an efficiency rating of 10% at most. If you have a large room to heat, get help from experts to choose a gas fireplace insert of the correct size. Experts say some models can efficiently heat rooms as large as 1,000 to 3,000 square feet.
Zone Heating with Gas Inserts
Multiply heating efficiency in your home with a strategy known as “zone heating.” Install a gas fireplace insert in the main living areas of your home. Next, turn off central heating and heat only the room you are in. Watch your energy costs drop when you stop heating every room in the house with central heating and provide heat only where it is specifically needed.
The fact that gas fireplace inserts not only meet but often exceed EPA standards for clean burns means that they are safe for the environment. Particulate matter is not released into the air, as it is with wood fires.
Visit Yankee Doodle for a Gas Insert
Yankee Doodle, Inc. has a large showroom in Wilton CT where you can see a nice selection of top-brand gas fireplaces. Some are in operation daily, which gives you a feel for how much heat they provide and how they may look in your home. Visit our showroom today at or call us at (203) 544-8111 to learn more about how the switch from wood fuel to gas fuel can benefit you!