Questions to Ask Yourself Before Installing a Gas Fireplace

There are lots of different options for you to choose from, and sometimes it can be hard to understand what the differences are and what options is best for you.

So before you install a gas fireplace you should ask yourself some important questions that will help you make the best decision possible.

1. What kind of style do you want?

This will depend on the style of the house that you are living in. There are options that range from the more traditional to the very sleek and modern. The cast iron look is more popular in older homes or those that have a more traditional style, whereas the stainless steel or brushed metal finish is better suited to a modern or contemporary designed home. The choice is entirely up to you, and the full range of brands is available at Coastline BBQs.

2. Vented or unvented?

Gas fireplaces are going to come in two options: vented and unvented. Vented fireplaces will draw the air from outside and also expel the exhaust outside, which is better for protecting the air quality inside your home. This is the best option for larger fireplaces as there is a large amount of gas used to fuel these. The systems are sealed providing the utmost protection.

On the other hand, an unvented gas fireplace uses air from inside the home and any exhaust is also expelled inside. These are less common as there are some concerns regarding these products, but as long as you are properly considering the ventilation required for these types of appliances they can be just as effective.

3. What is the value?

The purchase of a gas fireplace can set you back a fairly large sum of money, sometimes into the thousands of dollars depending upon the fireplace that you choose. But you also need to consider what you are saving from using a gas fireplace. Gas is much more efficient at heating, and therefore can be cheaper to run than an electric heater.

A gas fireplace is also likely to add value to your home, particularly one that is built-in and fully vented. So not only are you adding warmth to your own home, but also potentially increasing what you can sell your home for in the future if the time comes to do so.

You surely won’t regret your decision to purchase and install a new gas fireplace. They add a lovely feel to your home, keep you warm, and are visually stunning.

If you’re looking to start warming your home with a new gas fire,get in touch with us today at one of our three Gold Coast stores and speak to one of our friendly staff. Or visit us at our newonline store for added convenience.

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