Thinking about installing a new fireplace? Not sure whether to opt for wood or gas? Both types have their advantages, depending on what you’re looking for.
The professionals at Joe’s Fireplace Products have been serving the Sea to Sky Corridor since 1995 and offer these handy tips when trying to decide what type of fireplace to install.
The crackle and the smell of a wood fireplace creates an ambience that can’t be beat. Wood fireplaces are charming, romantic, and wood is one of the cheapest fuel sources available.
There are some things to consider if opting for a wood fireplace.
If your home has an existing masonry fireplace you can install an efficient wood insert. A freestanding wood stove or a zero clearance wood fireplace can be installed in almost any corner of your home to provide sought after warmth on a cold day.
Firewood is just as important as the fireplace you choose. To burn efficiently, your wood needs to be dried out for at least a year to be usable.
Three words—convenience, convenience, convenience.
Watch your warm and bright fire roar to life at the flip of the switch, with temperature controls to boot. A gas insert can be installed into your inefficient masonry fireplace. A freestanding gas stove or direct vent gas fireplace can go in any room in your home.
Gas fireplaces come in a wide variety of options and you can pick any style that will complement your interior design. They also offer the potential cost savings of zone heating. Turn off the central heat and allow the gas fireplace to heat the room you’re in.
One of the drawbacks is the initial cost of installation if a gas line is required to be run through the home, though natural gas is an inexpensive heating option once it has been installed.
Whatever you decide, a professional can help guide you. Contact Joe’s Fireplace Products today at (604) 892-9800 or visit them online at joesfireplaceproducts.com to get the fireplace of your dreams today.