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Benefits of Upgrading a Wood-Burning Fireplace to a Gas Insert


When most people hear the word “fireplace,” they envision a traditional masonry hearth fireplace that burns wood. Although this setup has been keeping homes warm and toasty for centuries, there are other appealing options that provide both heat and a wonderful ambiance.

More and more homeowners are making the switch from wood-burning fireplaces to gas-burning fireplace inserts. A gas fireplace combines the benefit of heat from a fire with energy efficiency and no clean-up due to the fact that they don’t burn wood logs.

Whether you want to have a gas fireplace installed where you previously had a wood-burning fireplace, or you want a simple gas log insert, we’re the team you can rely on. If you’ve been wondering what’s the best fireplace for your Wayne, NJ home, read on to learn more about the benefits of gas fireplace inserts.

They’re Convenient To Operate

Imagine flipping a switch and having a warm, glowing fire appear before you. Now think of all the hassle that’s involved with building a wood fire. You need to chop wood and kindling. Even if you purchase logs, you still need to lug them inside and get the fire set up. 

Once the fire is lit, you need to keep an eye on it and stoke the fire to keep it going with more and more wood. Then when you’ve let the fire die down, eventually you’ll need to clean up all the ashes. With a gas fireplace, a warm, comforting fire can be achieved with the press of a button–with no messy cleanup afterward.

They’re Low Maintenance

Gas fireplaces require a lot less cleaning, maintenance, and upkeep than wood-burning fireplaces. The only thing you’ll need to do is clean it and the glass doors 1-2 times a month. When it comes to maintenance, you can leave that job to the professionals. With a wood-burning fireplace, there’s a lot more daily cleaning and maintenance involved.

They’re Aesthetically Pleasing

Gas fireplaces produce realistic flames to help achieve that amazing ambiance that only the heat and light from a fireplace can provide. Thanks to advancements in technology, gas fireplaces that are being sold today have more natural-looking colors to the flame similar to the flames created by wood-burning fireplaces.

They’re Incredibly Versatile

Gas fireplaces are known for their versatility. Unlike wood-burning fireplaces which require a chimney, you can have a gas one installed just about anywhere in your home, so long as you have a natural gas connection. More and more homeowners are having natural gas fireplaces installed in rooms that traditionally don’t have a fireplace such as a bathroom or a bedroom. 

Hire Professionals for a Gas Fireplace Insert

If you’re convinced that gas fireplace installation is for you, there’s only one rule that you must follow: the installation must be done by professionals. Any work in your home that involves natural gas lines should always be handled by technicians that have the proper training. 

Contact MarGo Plumbing Heating Cooling Inc. today to discuss options for upgrading your wood-burning fireplace to a gas fireplace insert.

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