If you have been thinking about installing a new gas fireplace in your home, you are not alone. Many people decide to add a fireplace to their home to provide a cozy place to cuddle by the fire, as well as increase home value. There are several steps involved in installing such a gas fireplace. Here’s what you need to know.
Choosing a Location
Choosing a location in your home for your gas fireplace is important. You want to choose a location that makes sense for your family, such as in the living room, family room, or den. If you can, it is a good idea to choose a location that will be easy to run a new gas line, such as a wall that is shared with the kitchen or utility room. This will cut down on the cost of installing the fireplace.
Running a Gas Line
There has to be a gas line run to the area where the gas fireplace will be installed. The gas line can be run from the source to the house, or as an offshoot from another gas line within the walls or under the floors. An experienced fireplace installer will be able to install the gas line in the most effective, efficient, and cost effective manner.
Building a Mantel
You can purchase a mantel already built and have it installed with the gas fireplace, or you can build your own mantel. Whichever way you decide to go, you should make sure that your mantel is ready to go before the fireplace is actually installed.
When your gas fireplace is installed, it will be installed with a “chimney” that will allow fumes to escape. The fireplace and chimney installation will happen at the same time. And when it is complete, you will be fully ready to enjoy your new fireplace.
If you are interested in installing a new gas fireplace in your home, contact us today for more information or to schedule a time to visit our warehouse.