Nothing takes the edge off winter quite like sitting beside a roaring hearth – something we humans have been doing for a long, long time. But for many people today, the inconvenience of preparing for and cleaning up after a wood fire leads them to skip the simple pleasures of a cozy fire altogether.
Thanks to propane, you can enjoy the relaxing benefits of a fireside living without the hassles – and installing a propane hearth is more affordable than you think. But what options are available for your propane fireplace installation? Let’s take a look.
Propane Hearth Installation Options
When it comes to propane hearths, you have three broad categories to choose from:
A propane fireplace (or cast-iron stove) is a free-standing appliance that you install where there once was a blank wall. They typically come in direct-vent and vent-free models; with the former, exhaust fumes are sent outside your home via a simple tube; with the latter, fumes are minimized with a lower intensity flame. If you want a realistic fire experience, high heat, and are willing to accept lower efficiency, choose a direct vent fireplace model; for decoration and ambiance alone, a vent-free fireplace may suffice.
A propane fireplace insert is basically a sealed combustion box that fits inside your existing masonry fireplace and vents through your chimney. Today’s fireplace inserts are extremely realistic and available in a variety of sizes and range of finishes to match just about any décor. Installation takes about a day.
Propane gas log sets consist of a burner and a set of ceramic or concrete logs. They’re a little less realistic than a fireplace insert, but they are an excellent choice for value, since they typically carry a price tag of about half that of a fireplace insert. You can get them in a variety of “woods,” and they can be installed in just a day.
Choosing between these is mostly a matter of preference and budget – to learn more about propane hearth possibilities, contact one of the experts at Roach Energy today.
Get all the benefits of a roaring fire with none of the hassles or mess. Contact Roach Energy today for a FREE estimate on a propane fireplace installation in West Virginia or western Maryland!