Why a Direct Vent Gas Insert Might Be the Right Choice for Your Home

Wood stoves, inserts, and fireplace can be messy and require a lot of work and attention. Gas hearth appliances, on the other hand, are clean, easy and convenient to control, and can be used to heat multiple rooms.

If you have a wood burning stove, insert, or fireplace and would like to experience the convenience and efficiency of today’s gas fireplaces, inserts, or stoves, think about having a high-efficiency direct vent gas insert retrofitted for you into your existing wood burning fireplace, a gas stove installed, or even a new gas fireplace as a valuable addition to your home or as a replacement to your old energy-wasting fireplace.  The NFI-certified and CSIA-Certified professionals at Home Safe Hearth & Chimney can install one for you safely and with care.

direct-vent-gas-insert-wichita-ks-home-safeGas inserts give you all of the HOMEOWNER BENEFITS of a gas stove. These inserts run on natural gas or propane and burn clean. The risks of creosote (a substance that builds up in your stove pipes when you burn wood) are eliminated, meaning your home is safer from house fires. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency advocates natural gas stoves over wood stoves, saying that gas stoves run cleaner and lessen negative effects on the health of the environment and your family. A gas stove or fireplace provides the same benefits.

The manufacturers of gas fireplaces, inserts, stoves, and gas log sets recommend a yearly inspection and service on any gas hearth appliances by a qualified technician (we call this an NFI-Certified Technician) – just like the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) recommends for any fireplace, stove, or insert by a qualified technician (we call this a CSIA-Certified Chimney Sweep).

Gas inserts, stoves, and fireplaces also provide HIGH EFFICIENCY.  While wood stoves and fireplaces burn much hotter than gas stoves, fireplaces, or insert, they often allow heat to escape through the chimney.  The heat of a gas hearth appliances is controlled so that fuel sources are not wasted and the heat is utilized for zone-heating.  They also allow you to control your fire with a remote or wall thermostat. You can start the fire with a simple button or switch and control its temperature and appearance easily, saving you time and energy.

Gas inserts can also be retrofitted into an old wood burning fireplace. By doing this, you will not only have safer and more efficient fires than before, but you will also have the comfort of the familiarity of your old stove. Additionally, you will not have to deal with the major reconstruction involved with a replacement of your existing fireplace. Home Safe Hearth & Chimney can help you determine the best options for your home and provide a safe and efficient installation.

When considering a gas insert, a gas stove, or a gas fireplace, the most important things to keep in mind are safety and efficiency, both of which a gas hearth appliance provides.  Nearly any area in your home can be effectively and efficiently zone-heated with one of our gas hearth appliances.  Just like the installation of a new high-efficiency furnace or air conditioning system, in many instances, the payback of the installation of one of our high-quality, high-efficiency gas fireplaces, inserts, or stoves pays back in a very short time period – usually in just a few years, depending on the situation!  Considering this and the enjoyment you and your family will have from sitting in front of a beautiful fire, it’s an unbeatable combination.
Consider a gas direct-vent insert, a gas stove, or a gas fireplace for this winter and let Home Safe Hearth & Chimney help you make your home safer and warmer!

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