Choosing a Gas Fireplace for Your Home

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fireplaces nasville, tn We are approaching the time of year when a fire in the fireplace feels good.

If you don’t have a fireplace and want to avoid the monumental expense of adding a masonry wood-burning fireplace to your home, or if you have an existing wood-burning fireplace and are tired of the hassle and costs that go with it, a propane gas fireplace is a perfect solution!

Advanced Propane can help with expert installation and service of gas logs, as well as running gas lines in your home.

We’ve put together some important things to think about when adding a propane gas fireplace to your home.

Vented vs. vent-free fireplaces

When selecting a propane gas fireplace, you have the choice between a vented or vent-free option based on your priorities. Before making a decision, it is crucial to review the local regulations and requirements for propane gas fireplaces. Keep in mind that certain communities may impose limitations on vent-free propane gas fireplaces due to their minimal exhaust emissions.

Although vented propane gas fireplaces create a broad, lifelike flame similar to wood burning, they do require an open chimney flue or damper, which can result in less heat retention. If your priority is ambiance and aesthetics rather than heating, this option may be the perfect fit for you.

If your main goal is space heating, a vent-free propane gas fireplace might be the ideal choice. By closing the chimney flue, energy efficiency is improved. While the flame may not be as realistic or visually appealing, you’ll still enjoy excellent heating. To ensure a steady warmth, a thermostat is used to regulate the temperature in vent-free log sets. Because of the exhaust, vent-free fireplaces are not to be used in bedrooms or closed areas like a bathroom.

Selecting gas logs for your fireplace

The appearance of your gas logs plays a crucial role in determining the overall look and feel of your gas fireplace and the room it occupies.

At Advanced Propane, we offer a diverse selection of gas logs that cater to various home styles and personal preferences. Each of our meticulously crafted gas logs closely emulates the natural appearance of real wood, ensuring an authentic and visually appealing experience.

You have the option to go for a classic and timeless appearance by selecting oak or maple. If you prefer a cozy cabin ambiance, wood styles like juniper, pine, or birch can provide that desired feel. For those who appreciate a coastal vibe, driftwood offers a fantastic aesthetic choice.

It’s also important to consider scale. If they are too large, they will appear out of place. On the other hand, if they are too small, they will look insignificant and inadequate. In either case, the appearance will be bothersome.

However, there are two additional factors to take into account regarding the dimensions of your new gas logs: performance and safety. It is crucial to leave adequate space on the sides to allow for proper air circulation and to prevent overheating of the gas valve.

Before you begin your gas logs shopping, it’s important to take four measurements of your fireplace. These measurements will help us guide you in selecting the perfect size of gas logs that will fit your fireplace flawlessly. Ensure to measure the front width, the back width, the depth, and the opening height.

With expert gas log installation and service from Advance Propane, you can enjoy the comfort and convenience of a gas fireplace in your home! Contact us today to get started.