Energy costs seem to be rising with every passing year. When you think they have hit an all-time high, they surprise you by going even higher. If these utility bills are straining your budget, you should look for alternatives that will ease the burden. For this, you could try alternative heat sources fueled by gas. Using this option, your fireplace can prove to be very handy.
Installing a gas fireplace insert will transform your fireplace (inefficient as it may be), into a great heat supplier for your living room and consequently reduce the amount of money spent on utility bills.
That said, you should note that while gas fireplace inserts in Calgary are a great option, they are not as straightforward and easy as you might think. Well, to some extent they are, but all the same, there are some considerations you ought to make to ensure you obtain the maximum benefit from the gas fireplace insert. Some factors you will need to consider include the height of your ceilings, the climate of your area and the R-value of the insulation material in your home.
After considering the above factors, you stand to realize the below benefits.
It goes without saying that this installation provides an alternative heat source. In comparison to your regular fireplace, gas fireplace inserts are bound to provide you with a whopping 70% more heat. This is quite impressive, even for individuals living in cold regions.
You should, however, note that the amount of heat produced by a gas fireplace varies. The range is usually between 7,000 and 60,000 BTUs. To ensure you achieve the best, have a Calgary fireplace professional perform the installation for you.
Aside from the increased heating abilities, a gas fireplace provides you with convenient optionsto switch the fireplace on and off. With most installations, you can turn a knob or flip a switch. And that is not all. With gas fireplaces, you do not have to bother yourself with splitting and chopping logs. You also will not have to constantly tend to the fire to keep it alive and ensure that the embers do not spread outside the fireplace. The fire continues to burn as you please and is immune to neglect.
Variety of options
As you make the switch, it can be rather liberating to note that you will have options. For instance, you can choose between propane and natural gas for fuel.
In addition to this, you have the option of having a thermostat control installed on the wall, including an electronic ignition, and having a built-in fan installed. The fan will suck in cold air from the space behind it and pump hot air from the front.
Last but not least, you can choose to have LED accent lighting to add an extra dimension to the fire. This lighting will make the fire and the logs look more alive. It will have a beautiful and dramatic effect.
With gas fireplaces, you will not only save on energy bills, but also, you can transform your home’s look and feel. However, be sure to work with a Calgary fireplace installer. You will not regret it.