Have a Hearth: Choosing a Propane Fireplace

Living room fireplace

Nothing beats cozying up to a roaring fire on a cold Tennessee or Kentucky day – except doing all of that at the click of a button, with no wood-fire set-up and clean-up hassles. You can get all those benefits and more – including emergency heat in the event of a power outage – when you install a propane hearth.

The question is, how do you pick the perfect propane fire feature for your home? Here are some basics to get you started.

Propane hearth basics

There are two basic categories of propane hearths:

  • Propane fireplaces and stoves (structures that you install along a blank wall); and
  • Propane fireplace inserts and log sets (devices you add to an existing wood-burning fireplace).

Whichever option you choose, you will have three basic considerations to keep in mind:

  1. Venting – There are three common venting options: direct, natural, and vent-free. The one that is most practical and safe will depend on conditions in your home, local fire and safety requirements, and your budget.
  2. Space –The size of a gas fireplace will often determine how much heat it can produce. You’ll need to know how much space you can spare for a fireplace – and how much heat you will need to warm the room.
  3. Aesthetics – There are many trim features and options available for your fireplace – from simple modern to more classic designs.

Our propane hearth experts can help you answer these questions and any others you might have so you can get started on the road to your dream propane fire feature!

Come home to a roaring fire at the flick of a switch this fall and winter – contact Advanced Propane today to get started.