There are two main types of gas fireplace inserts; ventless and direct vent. The direct vent is the most popular choice of these two because of how efficient it is and how easy it is to use. It is able to extract the majority of the heat emitted by the fire and to seal off the combustion gases from entering into the rooms of the home.
It uses a glass door in front of the opening of the fireplace to seal it. This will help to keep any leaks from letting out the combustion. Instead the combustion is let out through the chimney in the same way that a traditional fireplace lets out the smoke. The one disadvantage to using them is that they are not able to go just anywhere in the home and cannot be transported easily.
Because of how popular they are many manufactures will offer them in a variety of different styles and designs to allow them to fit in any room in the home that has a fireplace and chimney already. They come in modern and contemporary styles and use different materials to help them bring the room and fireplace together.
There are methods that you will have to use which will help to convert your traditional wood burning fireplace into a gas fireplace. It is best to hire a professional to accomplish this because of all the things that will need to be done. Though this process may be expensive it will be well worth it.
When you switch to a gas fireplace insert you will begin to see how much more efficient it is and how it is able to heat your home the way the traditional was not able to. With it you will be able to have the glow of the fireplace that will help to lower your heating bills and keep you and your family comfortable and happy.