Are you already tired of your heating bill this winter? The sad news is we have several weeks left of winter and many of us raise our eyebrows at those bills. What if we told you there is a nice way to cut down on costs—you’ll enjoy it AND it’ll bring up the value of your home. When making a change around your house, make sure it’s one that pays. You can invest in a new gas stove or insert and start reaping the benefits right away.
Why Choose Gas
Many homeowners are choosing a new gas fireplace because of the many benefits they offer. When you choose gas it’s truly an investment into the value of your home and your daily life.
Easy to Use – Gas fire units are easy to use and convenient. Gas fires light automatically with an ignition switch or button. The flame and temperature can be controlled by a precise control knob, and feature automatic shut-off. Some models even come with a remote control so not only do you not have to build and light a fire as you would with a wood fireplace, but you can light your gas fireplace without ever leaving your couch or bed.
Affordable Installation – Gas units are affordable for purchase. You may pay more for the specific model you choose, but the labor cost of the installation will be lower than other units because gas stoves and inserts are generally faster and easier to install. They are lighter and many of them don’t require a flue or chimney.
High Efficiency – Your new gas stove or insert will burn more efficiently than a wood or pellet unit. Gas units are designed specifically for one thing—natural gas. While efficiency can vary with other units that burn other fuels, gas units are designed to burn natural gas, which happens to be the cleanest burning fuel source. When installed properly by a certified professional your gas stove or insert will be efficient and safe, adding to the value of your home instead of putting it at risk.
Money-Saving – Your new gas stove or insert will save you money immediately. Install it in a high traffic area, and you can keep that space warmer using zone heating while keeping the thermostat for the rest of the house cooler. This stops you from wasting heat on unused rooms in the house and means you will enjoy the heat and the ambiance of a beautiful fireplace in the room you do use.
Versatility in Style – You don’t have to have the fake-looking fire of yesteryear. Gas fireplaces of today have many features that make them look realistic and beautiful. You can opt for an insert or stove with removable and rearrangeable ceramic logs. The logs are detailed to look realistic, right down to the species of tree! Besides the fire itself, you can choose among many models and styles ranging from contemporary to rustic and everything in between.
A Fireplace for Every Room
When you choose gas fires, you can have a fireplace in every room in the house! Gas stoves and inserts are often smaller than traditional wood-burning fireplaces. Gas stoves are so convenient, affordable, and efficient, that even the hospitality industry has caught on. You can find gas stoves and inserts in hotel rooms, condos, and apartments, as well as second stories of homes, and more. When you choose a vent-free unit, it doesn’t even need a flue to vent the fire, but will still heat your space as much as you need. Just make sure you speak with an expert while you’re designing your space so that we can match you with the best unit, size, and model for your home.
Converting From Wood to Gas
Even if you’ve used a wood-burning fireplace, insert, or stove for years, you can switch to gas and start saving now! An open fireplace can lose up to 75 percent of your home’s heat year-round. That’s not just during winter months that an inefficient fireplace is costing you, but summer too. You can convert an inefficient wood fireplace into a highly efficient heat machine by switching to gas now.
A Comfort Consultant at The Cozy Flame can convert your fireplace without a hitch with a gas insert. An insert is retrofitting into an existing masonry firebox and piped up the chimney if a vent is needed. This utilizes the space already constructed but prevents drafts from coming down the chimney and affecting your fire or your home’s temperature.
Are you interested in converting to gas this season or next? Maybe you don’t have a fireplace at all and want to install one now to enjoy or to raise your property value for a sale or refinance. Whatever your reason, we have what you need to bring it to life. It is our goal to bring quality products and expert services to homeowners in and around Milford, Connecticut. Call a Comfort Consultant today at 203-283-4459 or stop by our showroom today.