Nothing says cozy like a cheerful fire on a chilly evening. But sometimes the hassle of kindling, and coaxing the fire to light, plus tending it and adding wood makes it not worth the trouble.
If you have a wood-burning fireplace but never use it because of the mess and bother, maybe you should consider converting to a gas fireplace. These inserts feature a stack of realistic-looking ceramic logs that sit inside your existing fireplace. Propane-fueled fireplaces add ambiance and efficient supplemental heat without the mess, smoke and ash of a wood-burning fireplace. And a gas log or gas stove is much safer. No more playing with matches and waiting for tricky kindling to catch—you can turn on and adjust the flame with a wall switch or even a remote control, and turn it off when you are done instead of waiting for embers to burn out.
Because no chimney is necessary, a vent-free set is easy to install, and you can incorporate the charm and warmth into virtually any room, including living rooms and family rooms, but also kitchens and dining rooms. Create your dream master suite or a spa-like bathroom escape, just by adding a gas fireplace. You can also convert traditional fireplaces to maintenance-free propane hearth with a gas insert.
We have a great selection of styles to complement any decor, from traditional to rustic to sleek and contemporary, as well as a wide selection of realistic propane logs from leading quality manufacturers such as Heat & Glo, White Mountain Hearth, Jotul and Mendota.
The main factor to consider when deciding which type of heating product you want to choose is how much heat you want. Gas logs are usually more for aesthetics than for warmth. While they give off some warmth, they do not generate as much heat as a built-in gas fireplace or gas insert. Most of the heat that is generated from a gas log set goes right up your chimney – just like a wood burning fireplace. If you’re looking for more warmth, you should consider a gas insert or built-in gas fireplace. Gas logs are also less expensive than a gas insert or built-in gas fireplace.
Another way to get all the cozy comfort of a fire without firewood and with better heating is with a Quadra-Fire pellet stove or fireplace insert installed by Roach Energy!
Quadra-Fire offers a selection of attractive stoves and fireplace inserts to fit all spaces and heating needs.
Instead of crackling flames, a pellet stove delivers a cozy glow, but they are great as a supplemental heat source. Pellet stoves let you control the heat in a way you can’t with a wood fireplace or stove. Some models even have a programmable thermostat that can be controlled wirelessly.
Pellet stoves are an environmentally friendly way to add supplemental heat—or even primary heat—for your home. Instead of firewood, pellet stoves burn compressed lumber-industry waste products that vary in length from about half an inch to an inch. Because the pellets are so compressed, they’re drier than wood, so they burn hotter, cleaner, and more efficiently than wood, and the pellets create dramatically fewer particulate emissions than wood. They’re also considered carbon neutral.
Pellet stoves are also extremely efficient when it comes to heating. Only 10% of the heat they generate is lost up the chimney, compared to traditional wood-burning stoves where nearly half is lost.
While some may like the smell of smoke from firewood, it contains fine particulate matter that can increase your risk of a heart attack, respiratory problems, and more. Switching to gas or a pellet stove is a cleaner burning option.
Enjoy the benefits of a propane fireplace, hearth or pellet stove. Contact us today to learn more about what we offer!