How to Choose Between These 3 Gas Fireplace Types

3 Types of Gas Fireplaces

Gas fireplaces take the blue ribbon when it comes to convenience. You can start your roaring fire instantly with the flip of a switch instead of piling wood the old fashioned way. Propane gas burns clean, reducing the carbon footprint and doesn’t leave your hair and clothes smelling of smoke. Best of all, there is virtually no clean up and you save monthly on your energy bill to boot. But, do you know what fireplace design is most efficient for your home?

Gas fireplace inserts

If you already have a traditional fireplace, cut costs by upgrading to gas without spending on major installation. Inserts are made to fit into an existing wall space. This can be done to replace an old built-in space heater also. Depending on the quality of masonry and age, you might need to run a metal flue up the chimney if it’s old.

Inbuilt gas fireplaces

Go contemporary with a sleek and tasteful inbuilt fireplace- perfect for a new home or home remodel. Plaster and timber are used to reconstruct the wall and create a wider display. The fireplace and flue are enclosed for a dramatic look that adds an air of elegance.

Freestanding gas fireplaces

The easygoing freestander is the distant cousin of the inbuilt, although at extreme opposites in appearance and construction due to the fact that the freestanding fireplace stands on its own, free from any wall. The main benefit you get with this model is that installation is a piece of cake. If a flue is needed, a gas supplier can rig up a metal flue through your ceiling and roof and you’re ready to go.

Interested in incorporating propane gas in your household? Griffis Gas offers commercial and residential services in Jacksonville, FL, ranging from heating installations, outdoor living, water heaters, fireplaces and more. Contact us and get a free quote!

Posted on Sunday, April 30, 2017
By: Hank Griffis

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Safety Tips

Tip 5: Don't run out of gas!

Serious safety hazards, such as fire or explosion can result. If your storage tank gets empty or depleted, air and moisture can enter. This can cause a build-up of rust inside the tank. Rust can decrease the concentration of the odor of propane, making it harder to smell. If your propane tank runs out of gas, any pilot lights on your appliances will go out. This can be extremely dangerous if not handled properly.