When you are finally preparing to install a gas fireplace in your home, you need to consider a few different things beforehand to ensure that the installation process goes as smoothly as possible. Before you know it, you will be sitting in front of the beautiful warm glow of your gas fireplace—if you follow these tips first!
Know Your Style
Before you can select the right gas fireplace for your home, you need to decide where you will be placing it and if you would like to change the current design scheme of the room. Gas appliances can be manufactured to match a variety of different interior design styles, so don’t limit your imagination based on preconceived notions. If you have a beautiful restored rustic home, a contemporary a minimalist gas fireplace will seem very out of place. On the other hand, if your living room is fully furnished with mid-century modern style, a stunning red brick gas fireplace will not match at all.
Know Your Budget
While style dictates some of the parameters around your gas fireplace, budget dictates some of the others. Installing gas appliances in your home will increase your home’s value and invest in the future of your family and home. However, spending more than you can pay for is never a good investment. Setting a budget beforehand will let you decide on the right gas fireplace and the right installation company to get the job done right, like Master Plumbing.
Know Your Venting Options
Though the external design of gas appliances and gas fireplaces can seem straightforward, the ventilation ductwork you choose can have a huge effect on indoor air quality and the amount of effort and time that goes into installation.
- Vent free gas fireplaces: These fireplaces have a sleek look and require no extensive or expensive ductwork. They operate similarly to an automobile’s heating and air conditioning system, as the fireplace clears the air of any pollutants or potential contaminants as the air leaves it.
- Direct vent gas fireplaces: These models draw in air, heat the air, and then release it into the room. This type of venting requires that your fireplace has a sealable glass door to keep good air quality throughout your home.
- Natural venting or B vents: Natural vents refer to chimney shafts. These use your home’s existing chimney to get rid of the byproducts of your gas fireplace.
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