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If Home Safe Hearth & Chimney techs have heard it once, we’ve heard it a thousand times: “I love my wood fireplace, I just can’t find the time to use it as much as I’d like to.”

A more convenient option for your fireplace – convert to gas now!

It’s understandable — wood-burning fireplaces are beautiful, and it’s hard not to love sitting by a crackling fire with a glass of wine or a mug of cocoa. But using a wood fireplace requires a certain amount of time, and a certain amount of work. You’ll need to buy or cut wood, stack it and store it, collect it for fires, build your fire, tend it, clean up ash afterward… With the way we stack our lives these days with busy career and family commitments, it’s understandably challenging to enjoy a wood fire regularly.

The solution to that challenge: converting that wood fireplace or stove to gas. Gas gets a lot of love for its convenience — in general, you’ll be able to enjoy a warm, bright fire by flipping a switch or pushing a button. And when you’re ready to head out or turn in for the night, instead of waiting for your fire to die down, you can click it off and move on with your day. Those are some pretty undeniable benefits.

You Have Several Gas Conversion Options

If you’re looking to convert an existing appliance to burn gas, you’ll have a couple of different options that Home Safe Hearth & Chimney technicians can tell you about.

Gas Logs

If your fireplace overall is in good cosmetic and functional shape, the best choice might be to look into gas logs. These are installed in the firebox, where your wood fire would sit, and aesthetically, very little will change in your appliance. Vented gas logs vent through your existing chimney, and have impressively realistic orange flames.

Gas Inserts

If there are some functional or aesthetic issues making your existing appliance less than optimal, a gas insert is likely your best bet. These appliances are retrofitted into your fireplace, and, along with a resized or relined flue, end up giving you a fireplace that works — and looks — brand new. Inserts are available in a variety of looks, and units on the market today are highly efficient, too.

Common Misconceptions About Gas Conversions

The worries we hear most about gas conversion is that the fire won’t look real or provide much warmth. If that’s been on your mind, let us set you at ease — you’ll be amazed by the gas logs and gas inserts on the market today.

Home Safe Hearth & Chimney technicians install gas logs that are made with high-quality, resilient materials and hand-detailed to look remarkably real. You’ll see burned timber and craggy bark and knots and other lifelike details, and log sets are designed to look like many different kinds of wood, from dark charred oak to bright birch.

Modern gas logs and inserts are also highly efficient zone heaters — we routinely install insert units that deliver up to 28,000 BTUs and logs that range from 60,000-90,000 BTUs. You’ll get lots of cozy warmth from a gas insert or gas logs, and we can help you find an option that suits you and your space ideally.

Do you want to know more about converting to gas, or would you like to book an appointment? Call Home Safe Hearth & Chimney!

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