All About Gas Fireplaces

Since fireplace season is upon us, I figured it would be helpful to provide a little information about the different types of fireplaces so you all can make informed decisions!

Actually, today I’m going to let This Old House tell you all about gas fireplaces because their article is really informational & covers everything you could ever need or want to know. Plus there are pictures! As a visual person, I’m a sucker for anything that’s explained with pictures – or at least has pictures alongside an explanation :)

You can go to the entire slideshow by clicking here, or you can go directly to the page you’re interested in by clicking on one of the links below:

Efficient Heat – Why gas fireplaces are great & a little bit about the different types

Vitals – How much they cost, whether you should pick natural or propane gas, whether you should do it yourself or hire a pro, how much care they need, & how many btus you want!

Why Choose Gas? – Detailed benefits of owning a gas fireplace

What to Look For – Variable-flame height adjustment, wall-thermostat control, electronic ignition, LED accent lighting, battery backup, & built-in fan

How Much Fire Power Do You Need? – How many btus you need for your space … complete with a useful illustration to help you remember how to know!

To Vent or Not? (part 1) – All about vented gas fireplaces

To Vent or Not? (part 2) – All about vent free gas fireplaces

Type: Log Set – All about gas log sets

Type: Insert – All about gas inserts

Type: Built-In – All about gas built-in fireplaces

Log Alternatives: Glass - An alternative to gas logs

Log Alternatives: Coal – An alternative to gas logs or fire glass

Log Alternatives: Stone – Another alternative to gas logs

For the Traditionalist – Traditional coal-burning fireplaces

Location: Bathroom – A great placement option

Location: Bedroom – Another great placement option (plus with a gas fireplace you won’t have to get out of bed to manage the fire!)

Location: Patio – Outdoor gas fireplaces

Location: Living Room – The traditional placement

Location: Basement – Think Man Cave or cozy retreat!

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