Things We Should Know About Gas and Electric Fireplaces

Good gas fireplace should offer is realistic and warm flame quite easily. Many models are equipped with remote controls for added convenience. Many gas fireplaces are equipped with thermostat to help us to turn the fire off and off; or adjust the flame. With proper venting system, it is actually possible to install gas fireplace in all rooms. Gas fireplaces are available in a variety of designs, size and styles. Like with wood-burning version, the decorative models of gas fireplaces may have poor heat output. High-end models could actually provide warmth on the whole floor, provided that it is properly positioned. Some gas fireplace models could vent horizontally, but each model could be different, so we should check the configuration carefully to make sure that our design can be implemented efficiently and safely.

Gas fireplaces usually burn liquid propane or natural gas. The gas is usually stored in an external tank and the installation will require the assistance of HVAC technicians to ensure efficiency and safety. It is probably a bad idea to install the gas fireplace on our own due to the possible risks of leak. To ensure lower risks, we may consider installing electric fireplaces. This type of fireplace is now all the rage. They typically operate at near 100 percent efficiency, because it is very easy to convert electricity to heat. It requires no venting and can be installed anywhere. This could be a good option for people who live in apartment and rent houses. There are different models of electric fireplace and some of them could actually look like contemporary fireplace. There’s no special requirement when installing electric fireplaces and we just need to connect them to the wall socket.

However, regardless of the type, we should know how to install fireplaces properly. The most spacious area of the interior should be a perfect place to install the fireplace. However, we should remain flexible at this stage and we shouldn’t install fireplace when it can be disruptive and unnecessary. In some cases, placement in the corner can provide the best heat distribution. Fireplace should also be placed away from the windows, because they could be places where heat may escape. Raised hearths could make fireplace more visible from the sofa or bed. In any case, we should consider the design elements of our room, such as whether arrangements in our room would determine how the heat will be distributed. The type of fireplace may also determine the way we position our fireplaces, but gas and electric fireplaces could be quite easy to install.

As comparison, wood-burning fireplaces can be more complicated. It would be a bad idea to install fireplace on the top floor, because it will be more difficult to haul wood bundles inside and dispose the ash. In general, fireplace is still a place to hold fire and produce heat. It is a good idea to have some decorative accents, but the most important thing is to make sure that the fireplace is fully functional.

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