If memories of chilly winters past have inspired you to research new heating solutions for your Maryland home, you should seriously consider gas fireplace installation. Gas fireplaces are becoming more and more popular with homeowners everywhere, and for good reason. Gas fireplaces are incredibly simple to use, they look beautiful, and they often cost less to operate annually than traditional fireplaces. Here are a few ways that gas fireplace installation can help you and your family stay warm this fall.
Enjoy Superior Heat With Less Risk
While traditional fireplaces create a nostalgic, smoky heat, gas fireplaces provide consistent and unmatched warmth. The temperature and rate at which a wood fire burns depend on the quality of the wood, and it can be inconsistent. Additionally, traditional fireplaces produce a slew of hazards that gas fireplaces do not. Homeowners can turn their gas fireplaces on and off with the flip of a switch, meaning that they can rest assured that their fire is truly out before they go to bed. Gas fireplaces create less harmful creosote for your family to inhale, and many gas fireplaces are entirely sealed off so that children and pets cannot get too close.
Convert Your Existing Fireplace
When pursuing gas fireplace installation, homeowners have a few different options. One of these options is converting your existing fireplace into a gas fireplace. Often, a gas line is run into your existing fireplace. This can be done one of two ways: either the line can be run directly into the fireplace using a faux-wood standing log fixture, or a gas insert can be installed to replace your existing fireplace. Both of these designs use your home’s chimney for ventilation. This is an excellent option for homeowners who want to transform their traditional fireplace into a safer and easier to use heating fixture.
Create a New Gas Fireplace
Another option for folks who do not have a chimney to begin with is constructing a brand new fireplace. With gas fireplace installation, this is much easier than it seems. Your plumbing professional will simply hook up a built-in gas fireplace unit to your gas line, install it in a suitable wall, and vent the unit out of the side of your house. This allows homeowners to install a new fireplace virtually anywhere in their home. Talk to the professionals at Metcalf Plumbing today to discuss your options for gas fireplace installation.
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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!