A wood-burning fireplace may look beautiful in a family room or living room, but there is not much reward for the trouble it takes to cut wood, start a fire, and clean up the mess. Converting an old fireplace to gas is a smart choice, allowing you to use the fireplace more often during the year with just the flip of a switch. Plus, it’s a great way to heat the house during the colder months.
Wood-burning fireplaces, believe it or not, do little to heat a room. In fact, they typically pull warm air from inside the home and send it right up the chimney. If someone in your house has respiratory issues like allergies or asthma, irritants from the fireplace can make these problems worse.
Gas fireplace inserts from Heller’s Gas function as heaters and give off noticeably more warmth than wood-burning fireplaces or vented gas logs. Models with adjustable flames allow for control in the amount of warmth produced in a room. Energy efficiency and health are also great reasons to switch to a gas burning fireplace: gas fireplaces exhaust to the outdoors, eliminate creosote build-up, and do not produce pollution found in wood-burning fireplaces. A beautiful gas fireplace insert provides efficient warmth and ambience without the health or environmental concerns associated with wood burning.
Contact our team at Heller’s Gas to learn more about gas fireplace inserts.