How a Gas Fireplace Works

There’s nothing like cozying up with a soft blanket on the couch on a chilly night, with a cup of hot chocolate in hand, and a blazing fire in the fireplace. There’s something so serene about the warmth from a fireplace and the dancing flames on top of the logs. Even if you live in an apartment or condo-style home, you can still enjoy a sizzling fire! Gas fireplaces have gained a lot of popularity over the years, and for good reason. With modern technology, you can reap the benefits of a fireplace, without the need for a chimney. Keep reading to learn what you need to know about gas fireplaces! 

The Benefits

Aside from the fact that you don’t need a chimney, there are several other benefits that gas fireplaces provide. To begin with, they are easy and convenient. You don’t have to worry about finding or buying logs, storing them, and stacking them to start your fire. With a gas fireplace, you simply flip a switch to turn it on, and some can even be turned on with a remote. They also are safer than traditional fireplaces, as there’s no open spark or flames, which is especially helpful if you have kids or pets running around. Because they also produce fewer emissions than a wood-burning fireplace, this means they’re also a more environmentally friendly option.

How it Works

Since a gas fireplace doesn’t require wood, instead it has a metal insert holding log replicas. Beneath the logs is a pilot light, connected to a gas line. Because they don’t lose warmth through the chimney, all of the heat is pushed out into the room, giving you a much higher efficiency. If you have a vented gas fireplace, it’ll vent through a pipe directly out of the home, much like a dryer vent. A ventless gas fireplace runs similar to a gas stove, burning cleanly without a chimney or pipe for ventilation.

Where to Get a Gas Fireplace 

At New England Hearth & Home, we offer a variety of gas fireplaces from some of the top manufacturers in the industry. Some of our most popular brands include Enviro, Napoleon, Regency, European Home, Jotul, and beyond. Our fireplace experts will gladly assist you in finding the perfect fireplace for your home. We also provide removal of existing fireplaces and installation services. Stop by our fireplace store in Canton, or give us a call today at 781-562-0771 to get started!