Marylanders are dealing with some seriously cold weather, and many homeowners are finding themselves rethinking their home heating situation. Whether your home is simply not warm enough or your traditional fireplace is more of a hassle to use than you imagined, a new gas fireplace can go a long way in heating your home. If you are interested in gas fireplace installation, you must hire an experienced professional. Contact the team at Metcalf Plumbing, and consider these questions before gas fireplace installation.
Is a Vented or Unvented Gas Fireplace Right for You?
There are many different types of gas fireplaces available on the market today, and one of the main differences to watch for is whether a fireplace is vented or unvented. Vented gas fireplaces are, as the name suggests, hooked up to a ventilation system that brings outside air in for combustion, then ejects the fumes and soot into the outdoors. In contrast, unvented gas fireplaces have no ventilation system. They use air from inside the home, then spit out the fumes and byproducts of combustion back into the space. While gas fireplaces are known for being incredibly efficient and clean, you might not want an unvented gas fireplace. However, some homeowners do prefer this style. Consider your needs (and local regulations) when weighing the pros and cons of unvented and vented gas fireplaces.
What Style Suits Your Home?
Just like any other new appliance or fixture in your home, you need to think about what your new gas fireplace will look like. Do you want your fireplace to be a focal point, or do you want it to blend in? What type of architecture and color scheme are you looking to emulate? What materials do you prefer? There are many stylistic concerns to think about before gas fireplace installation, and many homeowners find that aesthetics are a critical part of the process.
What are You Looking for From Your Gas Fireplace?
Each and every homeowner has unique needs when it comes to gas fireplaces. If you have children or pets in your home, an entirely self-contained and secure unit may be a top priority. If aesthetics are your primary concern, you may be looking for top-of-the-line materials and designs. For some, the efficiency of gas fireplaces is what drives them. Whatever you are looking for from your new gas fireplace, the team at Metcalf Plumbing is ready to help you install your gas fireplace, gas lines, and any gas appliances that you may need.
Experience the Metcalf Plumbing Difference
Metcalf Plumbing is a customer-focused plumbing contractor serving residential and commercial clients throughout the Catonsville, Ellicott City and surrounding areas. From water heater installation, sump pump installation and repair to water and sewer line replacement, Metcalf Plumbing is a trusted resource to call on when you need help with your plumbing services. We are not commission-based and we provide honest, upfront costs with a thorough inspection of your system and suggested next steps. Our trained and courteous technicians are standing by to provide quality comfort at competitive prices. You can call us at 410-242-311 and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter!