There’s no denying the value of having a gas fireplace in your Vancouver home. It’s an energy efficient way to heat your house, it increases the value of your home, and it instantly gives any room a warm and relaxing ambiance.
The benefits of gas fireplaces
Natural gas fireplaces have seen a big increase in popularity over the years, and with good reason. Useful and convenient, they have a variety of benefits that make them a great addition to any home.
- Easy to install. Gas fireplaces don’t require the presence of a stone chimney. As a result, they can be installed easily and in just about every room in your home.
- Easy to use. Gas fireplaces turn on and off at the flip of a switch. Certain models even come with a remote control and timer, making it than much easier to operate them. What’s more, gas fireplaces provide a constant and seemingly endless supply of fuel. This means you won’t have to constantly tend to your fire to keep your room warm and cozy.
- A gas fireplace greatly reduces the chances of a fire from occurring because it doesn’t have an open flame. This eliminates sparks from shooting out into your room. In addition, gas fireplaces—unlike wood ones—don’t release harmful emissions into the environment, making them a more environmentally friendly solution for your home.
- One of the biggest advantages of gas fireplaces is that they’re a lot cleaner than their wood burning counterparts. Wood fireplaces accumulate soot and ashes that need to be removed. They also produce combustion by-products, which leaves a layer of thick residue—called creosote—along the inside walls of your chimney.
- Insert, freestanding and zero clearance gas fireplaces come in a variety of styles and designs—from rustic to ultra-modern—to satisfy your specific tastes and budget.
- Energy efficient. Since heat rises, traditional wood fireplaces typically let a good deal of the heat they produce escape through the chimney. Gas fireplaces, on the other hand, are able to heat rooms much faster and much more efficiently. This will make you less reliant on your furnace and reduces your heating bill.
Your Vancouver fireplace professionals
If you’re in the market for a new fireplace, or you’re looking to replace your old wood fireplace with a more efficient and stylish gas model, come see the experts at BC Fireplace Service Inc. We offer a wide array of natural gas fireplace products and services to spark your interest.