With fall and winter fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to heat your home. With a gas fireplace fitted with gas logs in Dallas, TX, you can warm up any room in your home and create a cozy, welcoming atmosphere at the same time. You could choose a traditional, wood-burning fireplace; but once you learn about gas fireplaces and everything they offer, the choice to go with gas will be a simple one.
Why Gas Is Better Than Wood
The main reason you should choose a gas fireplace with gas logs in Dallas, TX is that it will heat your home more efficiently than wood. No matter what type of gas fireplace you choose – an insert used to retrofit an existing firebox or a brand-new built-in – you’ll get a room filled with a mix of warm air and radiant heat. With a wood-burning fireplace, much of your heat will be lost through the chimney. After heating efficiency, the reason to choose gas is convenience. With gas fireplaces, you can have heat and flames with the flick of a switch, with no tending and minimal cleanup. You won’t have to trudge outside in the cold to get wood, worry about the fire hazard that sparks from a wood fire create or sweep and bag ashes constantly.
Gas Fireplace Choices
Your gas fireplace can be fueled by either natural gas or propane. Natural gas is slightly less expensive and produces a little more heat than propane. If there is no natural gas available in your area, choose propane. Your other option is a vented or a vent-free fireplace. Vented fireplaces vent the fumes from the logs to the outside while vent-free fireplaces discharge all of their heat and exhaust into the house. Once you’ve selected the type of fireplace you want, you should have technician certified by the National Fireplace Institute install it for you to ensure that it is safe and installed properly.
Where Gas Fireplaces Work Best
Gas fireplaces are the perfect choice for just about any room in your home, even rooms you hadn’t thought to heat with a gas fire. Dining rooms, living rooms, bedrooms, bathrooms and even outdoor spaces can be outfitted with gas fireplaces to keep them warm in the winter time and if you choose vent-free, then you can put a fireplace anywhere without the restriction of outside access for venting.
Upgrades To Look For
These upgrades for your gas fireplace can make it work more efficiently and conveniently:
▪ An electronic ignition that eliminates the need for a pilot light, which will save you money in fuel costs
▪ A variable flame-height adjustment lets you set the height of the flames – and the heat output – with the turn of a dial
▪ A built-in fan that that pulls indoor air behind the firebox and pumps warm air out, which can warm a room up quickly
▪ A battery backup to ensure the fireplace will work – and give you heat – during a winter power outage
If you’re ready to snuggle up in front of a warm fireplace this winter, come see us at Jackson’s Home & Garden for a great selection of gas logs in Dallas, TX to outfit your gas fireplace. You can visit us online at www.jacksonshg.com or give us a call at (214) 350-9200 to find out more.
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