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4 Tips Before You Get a Gas Fireplace Installed

Published on: December 11, 2019

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If you’re looking to get a natural gas fireplace installed in your Abbotsford home either now or next year, you’re not the only one. Gas fireplaces create ambiance and warmth with a simple button press on the remote control or a flip of the switch. They are both beautiful and convenient to homeowners.

We typically offer gas fitting as opposed to installation for fireplaces, but regardless it matters that you be safe about them because not knowing can result in some big mistakes! Whether you’re looking to buy a new fireplace and have some questions, or you want to know if you should switch to a different resource, here are some tips before you go get a new gas fireplace.

  1. Location

Where do you want to install the fireplace? If you have an existing one, it may be best to look at getting an insert fireplace. These allow you to fit the new fireplace into the existing space. If, however, you want to have a new fireplace built into an exterior wall, only look for linear built-in fireplaces. These ones are best for homes that don’t have an existing fireplace or chimney.

  1. Size

Does your home already have natural gas space heating? If so, your gas fireplace doesn’t need to be a powerful one. A professional can give you some advice on the BTU (British thermal unit) necessary to complement your existing heating system.

You also need to think on something very hard: are you really wanting a fireplace for the heat? Or are you going about it for looks alone? You need to consider whether the appearance of a fireplace matters more to you than heating performance. If you want to go with a fireplace purely for aesthetics, an appropriate choice would include a lower heating capacity. If, however, you want to use your fireplace for heating up your home’s space, a greater heating output is needed.

Once the former decision has been made, measure the space you are planning to fill in. Decide on which physical dimensions are going to be right for the room’s layout and size.

  1. Style

Every homeowner has their own idea of style, and a fireplace is no exception. If your home doesn’t have an existing fireplace to fill, you can choose any corner or wall where you want to have the new gas fireplace installed.

Many styles are available such as rustic, traditional, grand, classical, and modern. However, the style of the fireplace matter because you don’t want it to clash with the rest of your home either. Other choices you will have to consider include colour and trim that best works with the room décor where you want it installed. At the end of the day your goal should be to find a fireplace that consists of the exact combination of performance, energy efficiency, style, and price that best suits your budget and design.

  1. Features

As if there wasn’t enough to consider, here is some more! Each gas fireplace comes with its own special lineup of features. Clear-faced glass panels are still quite popular and can give the appearance of a real wood-burning fire. Ceramic glass is used in the higher-end models (i.e. expensive). This is because ceramic is tougher than tempered glass, it can radiate more heat, and it can withstand higher temperatures.

If you’re looking to heat up the room, how much heat do you want to circulate? Note that a built-in fan or blower, which comes in certain models, can sometimes be noisy. If this doesn’t sound appealing, a ceiling fan can actually work better for heat distribution in your specified room.

There are also a variety of choices on controls. Some of the more high-end fireplaces can be remote controlled on or off, and include their own timer and temperature settings. Others can have an automatic thermostat temperature control to ensure the room will never get too hot. By having such a range of control, you can both moderate your fuel usage and also improve your home’s energy efficiency in the process.

You’re ready to get your new gas fireplace! We are happy to help ensure your new appliance is installed by a licensed contractor. Give our team of professional technicians a call for all of your gas fitting needs. At Rep-Air Heating And Cooling we provide our customers with many options that will best suit your needs from heating and cooling to refrigeration. Contact us today for your complimentary quote: 1-778-728-1476 or and don’t forget to take a look at our website: Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for free giveaways!

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