Types of Gas Fireplaces
If your budget allows, one of the most beautiful and useful ways to liven up your home's decor is to add a gas fireplace.
Gas fireplaces are now available in every type and size to suit your every décor necessity or fancy. A gas fireplace can be everything from elegant marble to rustic wood.
Today's fireplaces are made to look like real wood-burning fireplaces, replete with logs and lifelike flames. When you choose a gas fireplace, you won't have to worry about sacrificing atmosphere.
Top vented, direct vented, and ventless gas fireplaces are the three types of gas fireplaces. The type you choose will mostly be determined by your home's construction and how you intend to utilize your gas fireplace.
Gas fireplaces with top venting are vented through an existing chimney or a freshly installed vent pipe that runs through the ceiling. For obvious reasons, these fireplaces are more common in new builds or single-story residences. Remote control, thermostatic, and blower capabilities are available on top vented fireplaces, just as they are on conventional gas fireplaces. These fireplaces range in price from $600 to $2,500, depending on the options you select.
Direct-vent fireplaces are those that are vented directly through the wall above the fireplace. This allows you a lot of flexibility in terms of where you can put your gas fireplace, and this venting structure also brings in fresh air from outside to utilize in combustion, ensuring that no air from inside the house is consumed. Gas fireplaces with a direct vent are also quite simple to set up. This style of fireplace can cost anywhere from $1,000 to $2,500, depending on your preferences and budget.
Although ventless gas fireplaces do not require vents, they do have some limitations. Although these fireplaces can be put practically anywhere, including against a wall, they are only intended for infrequent, attended, and supplemental use.
A ventless fireplace may be the best option for your house if you do not plan on utilizing your fireplace as your primary source of heat or when you are away from home. This is also the least priced form of gas fireplace, with prices ranging from $400 to $1,500.
So, if you're seeking for the ideal accent piece for your home, a gas fireplace can be the answer. Imagine having an artistically carved, stunningly beautiful fireplace with a marble mantel and no need to bring any wood with you. Simply turn a knob to experience the warmth, comfort, and beauty of a gas fireplace