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Choosing the Right Gas Fireplace for Your Home

Posted on February 22, 2022 by Robert Burress

One of the most beautiful and practical approaches to liven up your home's décor is with the addition of a gas chimney or fireplace, even if your budget allows.

These days, gas fireplaces are available in every size and style possible to match your every decorating need or whim. From classic marble to rustic wood, you'll discover everything in a gas fireplace.

And today's fireplaces are made to look like wood-burning fireplaces complete with logs and realistic flames. So you don't need to be concerned about cutting atmospheric corners after you choose a gas fireplace.

There are 3 kinds of gas fireplaces like high vented, direct vented and vent less fireplaces. The type you choose will depend largely on the construction of your property and how you would like to use your gas fireplace.

Top vented gas fireplaces are vented through an existing chimney or through a newly installed vent pipe which goes through the ceiling. These fireplaces are more popular in new constructions or single story homes for obvious reasons.

Top vented fireplaces, as with other gas fireplaces, can be equipped with remote control, thermostatic and mill characteristics. According to what you choose, these fireplaces cost anywhere from $600 to $2,500.

Direct vented fireplaces are vented straight through the wall right over the fireplace. This gives you many options in regards to the positioning of your gas fireplace, and this venting arrangement brings in fresh air from outside to be utilized in combustion so that no air from the house was used by your fireplace.

Direct vented gas fireplaces are also very easy to install. Expect to spend from $1,000 to $2,500 on this form of fireplace based upon your preferences and budget.

Vent less gas fireplaces require no ports but do come with specific restrictions. When these fireplaces can be placed almost anywhere, even directly against a wall, they are only suggested for occasional, attended and supplementary use.

If you don't anticipate using your fireplace as a significant heating source or when you are away from the home, a vent less fireplace may be the perfect alternative for your dwelling. This form of gas fireplace may also be the least expensive with prices ranging from $400 to $1,500.

So if you are looking for that perfect accent piece for your décor, maybe a gas fireplace will do the trick. Imagine owning a carved, breathtakingly beautiful fireplace complete with a marble mantle, and you don't have to pack any wood. Just simply turn a knob and enjoy the warmth, relaxation and attractiveness that a gas fireplace may bring.