For some gas fireplaces have increasingly become a favored choice over traditional fireplaces. They are easy to turn on with the flip of a switch, making them far more convenient to use than wood burning fireplaces. Many gas fireplaces and gas inserts are also available with remote controls and wall thermostats. Gas fireplaces do not require purchase fire wood or the labor associated with wood burning fires. Avoiding wood piles means avoiding the risk of pests that accompany all wood storage areas. In multiple ways, gas fireplaces and inserts are simply a cleaner option.
Gas fireplaces and inserts are clean burning, energy efficient, and save money over time. The Fireplace Shop and Grill Center at West Sport offers many models, sizes and styles to all their customers. There are both direct vent and vent free gas fireplaces available. Direct vent fireplaces use zero-clearance technology, meaning they don't need chimneys or foundations. A direct vent allows all of the combustion gases and moisture to leave your home without the build up in chimneys. Venting is usually through a wall or roof, allowing for more flexibility than with a chimney. They are also easier to install than units with a chimney and give you greater placement options.
A gas fireplace can be installed anywhere that a gas line is available, both in the middle of a room and along an outside wall. So you can have that traditional fireplace look along the wall, or try for a new sleek modern look in the middle of the room. One last great perk about a gas fireplace is that they are easily maintained. All you need to do is have an annual inspection of the burner, fan, venting, pilot light and thermostat.
Gas fireplaces are not for everyone. The beauty and reward of traditional fireplaces and natural flame is undeniable. So of course, it always comes down to personal preference. Whatever your preference is, contact The Fireplace Shop and Grill Center at West Sport in Sudbury for quality and valued solutions that will last a lifetime.