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Many homeowners today find that they love the cozy atmosphere a fireplace has to offer, but have no time or energy to deal with all of the maintenance involved in owning one. Between buying and storing wood, monitoring a fire, cleaning out ashes, and much more, the tasks involved in possessing a wood-burning fireplace can be quite time-consuming. Consider an alternative to gain the best of both worlds – a gas insert. You gain that traditional feel of a fireplace in the home, without all of the extra hassle.

Why Gas?

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Gas units are a great option for many reasons. Check out just a few of these below.

  • Convenience: Gas fireplaces require much less maintenance then other options on the market today. Simply flip a switch or push a button and your fireplace is running. They also offer a constant flow of heat. More traditional options require building a fire and constantly throwing on more fuel to ensure it stays lit. That process is eliminated with gas units.
  • Less Mess: No need to store or haul wood with a gas fireplace. This also means no ash to clean up or creosote to worry about. They are sleek and stylish and do not require a chimney, which is often a cause for a dirty home.
  • Safer: A gas unit is a much safer alternative to a traditional fireplace. There is no fire, no sparks, and no nasty fumes pouring into your home. They are much more controlled, leaving you with the ability to sit back, relax, and enjoy your fireplace to the fullest, without worrying about pets or children getting hurt.

Go Direct-Vent

When it comes to gas units, you have the option of buying a direct-vent style or a ventless style. While the ventless models are a bit more efficient, they are not always the safest option. The fumes do not escape out of a pipe or chimney, but rather linger in your home. Direct-vent options are still highly efficient, and they release their toxins outside, ensuring that your family’s air is clean. Either way, be sure to check the coding laws in your area, as some places do not allow ventless units at all.

Hire A Pro

Getting a professional in to install and regularly check up on your gas unit is important. An expert will know the correct procedures and will ensure that everything is put in correctly, offering you and your family peace of mind. If something is installed incorrectly, it could easily lead to malfunctions in the gas insert and your family might get exposed to harmful toxins.

At Home Safe Hearth & Chimney Inc., we have all of the tools you need to get your gas insert installed today! Come check out our wide variety of options and talk with our experts on what works best for you. We look forward to serving you!

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