One of the top home projects that can quickly add beauty and elegance to your living space and increase the overall value of your home is adding a fireplace or renovating an existing fireplace.
Fireplaces are one of the most sought-after features of a home. Gas fireplaces, in particular, are becoming increasingly popular due to their low maintenance and environmental friendliness. However, before buying a gas fireplace or gas fireplace inserts in Indianapolis, here are some of the things you need to know.
What is a Gas Fireplace?
We’re glad you asked! Gas fireplaces burn a real flame that imitates the wood-burning fire of a traditional fireplace but without the hassles of burning wood. Instead, it burns propane or natural gas and provides the things we love about a traditional fireplace in a much more convenient package.
Gas fireplaces warm our souls and provide an energy-efficient way to heat our homes and avoid spending more on the energy bill. Controlled by a switch or remote, you can turn up the heat or turn down the thermostat to reduce it. Some models will even allow you to control the intensity and height of the embers and flame – a kind of control over the fire ambiance and vibe that would make you feel like a wizard.
So, why choose a gas fireplace over a traditional wood-burning or electric option?
It adds desirability and resale value to a home
According to the National Association of Homebuilders, fireplaces are one of the top three amenities new homeowners request. Therefore, it stands to reason that investing in a gas fireplace will yield good returns when you choose to sell.
Say goodbye to soot and ash! Unlike traditional fireplaces, gas fireplaces require minimal cleaning and maintenance. There’s no creosote build-up or need to perform regular chimney sweeps to remove debris.
They save energy and are incredibly efficient
If you have a gas fireplace installed throughout your home, you can easily maintain a specific temperature setting to control the flame size and heat output. You’ll be able to turn on a gas fireplace in any chosen room and save up to 25 percent on your energy bill or reduce your yearly heating cost.
Some Heat & Glo gas fireplaces come with an Intellifire™ Ignition System, providing an ignition flame only when required and includes backup battery to spark and ignite the flame in the event of a power outage. And with IntelliFire™ Plus, you can program specific settings, turn on safety locks and other services from your wireless remote or even a smartphone app. That means more savings on cost and energy!
They’re safe and eco-friendly
While traditional wood-burning fireplaces can give rise to smoke and pollutants that can cause wheezing, coughing, asthma attacks, and other health problems, gas fireplaces produce fewer emissions and reduce your impact on the environment. Moreover, you don’t have to chop or buy firewood, which means you’re helping the environment since you’re not harming a tree. Gas fireplaces are also safer for pets and children since they are controlled and produce no flames or fly-away sparks.
Gas fireplaces are easy to enjoy
Gas fireplaces are convenient and easy to use. There is no hassle of storing or hauling logs and getting a fire started. You can quickly adjust, snuff out or start your gas fire with a touch of your remote control. Also, there’s no need to tend the fire as it won’t die out from neglect – just tap your remote or switch on your thermostat and let the relaxation begin.
They add beauty and elegance to your living space
Gas fireplaces come in different designs and styles that can transform the look and feel of your living space. Some Heat & Glo inserts and fireplaces come with LED lighting and a realistic glowing ember bed that can provide coziness and adds elegance to your living space even when the fire is not on. With classic styling and big flames, the gas fireplace inserts give your old, cold fireplace a sleek and sophisticated makeover.
No chimney, no problem
A gas fireplace can go almost anywhere – outdoor, in a basement, or an upstairs bathroom – without needing a chimney structure around the flue pipe.
Want the best gas fireplace for your Indiana home? Heat & Glo gas fireplaces combine style and simplicity of innovation with a pure draw of comfort and warmth, making them the most efficient, high quality and premier option.
Godby Hearth & Home is proud to be an Indiana platinum Heat & Glo gas fireplace dealer. We have served thousands of homeowners with their fireplace and chimney needs and would love to help you next! Connect with us to browse our Heat & Glo options and learn about how we can help you enhance your fireside experience today.