There are many people who love the idea of having and being able to use a fireplace – but hate the idea of having to clean out all of the ash, soot, and debris from the fireplace and the chimney. Not only is it a hassle – but it can cost a great deal of money each year. It is no wonder that they are trying to change it out for a gas fireplace design.
Using a gas fireplace insert is the easiest and most effective way to convert your wood burning fireplace into a gas fireplace design. One of the main things that people love about this is that it has the appearance and function of a wood burning fireplace – but without all of the clean up. The only downside to it is that it will not generate the amount of heat that you are used to.
The metal firebox is placed in the fireplace opening and then connected to a natural gas jet – which are then connected to the gas line. It is a very basic design that will not change the exterior look of your fireplace. You will want to invest in purchasing gas logs to place inside. This help to create the look and feel of a real fire without having to worry about ventilation and ash. Your friends will have a difficult time trying to tell the difference.
There are two ways in which you are able to purchase a gas fireplace insert. The first is to purchase one that will slide directly into the opening of your current fireplace and can cost around $2,000. The second is to purchase a brand new gas fireplace design that can cost as low as $400. The latter will give you the choice to place it anywhere in your home (near a gas line).
When choosing a gas fireplace design you have to consider how large you want it to be and what style it should have. You can choose something that is more contemporary or something that has the appearance of a traditional fireplace. There are some companies that will custom build them for you to imitate the masonry design. The only material that you will not have an easy time using is marble. This is one of the heaviest materials and is harder to work with let alone use for this design.
It is easy to install a gas fireplace design into any home. You can try to do it on your own – but because it requires the need to be hooked up to a gas line we suggest that you have a professional do it for you. Call your local gas company and they will send someone to your home who will secure all of the connections so that nothing is leaking. If you do not have an existing gas line you will have to speak to an architect and look into installing one.