Gas fireplaces have numerous advantages over wood. They provide ambiance and warmth at the flip of a switch. There’s no need to haul logs into the house, mess around with fire-starting methods or clean up ash and soot in the chimney. If that sounds right for you, DexKnows can help you find local resources to make the conversion from wood to gas.
In addition to requiring less muss and fuss, gas fireplaces have other advantages when it comes to installation. Unlike wood-burning fireplaces that need a chimney, gas fireplaces use vents that can go directly through the wall, according to the DIY Network. This is an option if you’ve got a chimney in need of repair.
Gas fireplaces are also more efficient when it comes to your heating bill, according to DIY. They heat more efficiently because in most cases they don’t have a chimney sucking hot air up and out of your house. They can also be installed to heat more than one room by using a heat-zone system that taps into floor supply registers in your house.
Interested in making the switch? It’s not too difficult to convert the fireplace you have into the fireplace you want by taking a few simple steps. First, you need gas. This means having a plumber install a gas line to your fireplace, which can cost several hundred dollars or more, depending on the specifics of your home, according to the Washington Post. The process is easier if you already have gas in your home.
Then you need to decide which of following three gas options to purchase, according to the Washington Post.
The good news is that your investment may pay off in attracting younger buyers when you sell your home, although some older buyers may miss the old wood fireplace you left behind, according to the Washington Post.
If you decide that converting your fireplace to gas is the best option for you, turn to DexKnows to help you find local professionals and suppliers.
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