There are times at home that you desire a nice warm and cozy place to enjoy, either all by yourself or with one or more loved ones. One of the most special ways in which this can be done is right in front of a traditional gas fireplace as it produces heat that fills the room.
The traditional fireplaces we are referring to here are not the old wood-burning and often difficult-to-clean fireplaces of the past. These are gas powered fireplaces that do a much better and more efficient job than the old-style fireplaces that did not manage the heat they produced efficiently and produced a lot of smoke and soot to clean up. A traditional gas fireplace can use natural gas or liquid propane as the fuel source to generate a warm, cozy heat that fills your living area.
You have the option between a direct vented and unvented gas fireplace. The unvented variety uses air from the inside to create the necessary heat but does not vent the exhaust to the outside. Direct vented gas fireplaces operate with a combustion system that is sealed and maintain the indoor air quality by inventing the exhaust to the outside air.
Choosing a Traditional Gas Fireplace
The efficient function of your gas fireplace is very important when you’re considering which unit to purchase. If possible, you want to have a remote control that comes with your unit enabling you to easily turn the unit on or off. Also, before you purchase, know the type of fuel you can use, whether gas, propane, or either one.
The décor of your interior space is another consideration when deciding on a gas fireplace. Choose the style and color that matches your interior space or conforms to your particular tastes and preferences.
Enjoying the Warmth
Once you have your unit installed, you can enjoy your new cozy and comfortable environment made possible by your gas fireplace. If this is your first modern type of fireplace, you’ll certainly be able to tell the difference between the new and the old by how easy it is to operate the unit and how little maintenance and cleanup is required.