Having a fireplace in your home can be a great comfort on chilly nights or during the winter months. A fireplace is a place for the family to gather and spend time with one another. It is also a place for entertaining guests, or just to relax on a quiet rainy evening. You want to be able to fully enjoy your fireplace with minimal effort. For that and other reasons, converting your wood fireplace to gas could be the best move you could make.
There is not nearly as much required maintenance for a gas fireplace when compared to wood-burning fireplaces. Wood does not burn clean, and, therefore, it is necessary to clean out your fireplace frequently. You will have the hassle of removing burned up ashes as well as the routine cleaning of your chimney. A gas fireplace burns clean, so an annual cleaning and maintenance checkup is all you need. There is very little effort required.
No Need to Find Fuel
When you have a wood-burning fireplace, it only does you as much good as the wood you can find to burn in it. Finding and purchasing wood can be expensive, and finding and chopping your own wood is extremely hard work and not always feasible, especially for those living in the city. With a gas fireplace, your fuel source is always there waiting to be turned on, and you don’t have to worry about added expense or effort.
Last Minute Fires
If you have a wood-burning fireplace, there is a certain amount of planning that needs to be done to burn a fire. You have to make sure that you have dry wood, which can be difficult if it is the rainy season. You also have to make sure that your fireplace is cleaned out and ready for a fire to be laid. With a gas fireplace, there is no forethought required. Simply push a button and watch the flames roar to life.
If you are interested in converting your wood-burning fireplace to gas, contact us today for more information or to get started.