The classic mantle-and-hearth fireplace is giving way to contemporary designs that emphasize clean, simple lines, with natural gas fireplaces the top option.
Fireplaces are also getting bigger. And, there are more options when it comes to finishes, spanning from classic brick and rock to ultra-sleek tile, glass and metallic finishes.
Homeowners are moving away from the traditional open hearth in favor of clean-face fireplace inserts and wider dimensions.
Today’s fireplace inserts are a whole lot more versatile, with a range of styles, surrounds and finishes to complement any décor. Looks can easily be changed and updated as well by simply adding decorative rocks or glass crystals, or installing a new fireplace insert. It’s an easy and affordable way to revamp or customize an indoor living space.
Fireplace inserts add value to a home, and can significantly reduce heating costs. While some inserts heat only one room, others offer heat distribution systems that can circulate warm air to other parts of the home. They are more efficient because you can just heat the room you are in. A big advantage is you can transfer the heat to other rooms.
Gas fireplace inserts are the number one choice as they are convenient, easily maintained and cost-efficient. Anyone can walk in the room and flip a switch to turn it on and it costs really nothing to run. You can heat the room, and keep the furnace turned down. It would probably be between $20 and $25 for 100 hours of use – and that is a lot of use.
Gas fireplace inserts have dramatically increased in efficiency, and now come out in ultra-modern designs.
Fireplaces offer a range of benefits to a home, creating ambiance, warmth and comfort while adding value and cutting heating costs. Inserts not only serve as a focal point of a room, but as a gathering point as well. People love to sit around a fire – they have for years. For more information, contact The Fireplace Shop and Grill Center at West Sport in Sudbury. And right now, you can save up to $500 on gas liner systems when you purchase a Perterson gas fireplace insert.