The most notable difference between gas and wood fireplaces is simple: gas doesn't require wood burning in order to produce heat. In addition, a gas fireplace can be a safer and more consistent alternative for heating your Traverse City home. If you love the look and warmth of a fireplace, but the maintenance of a fireplace is not as appealing, look no further than a gas fireplace. Today's modern gas fireplaces have realistic logs and flames that can trick the eye into thinking it's the real thing!
Some more popular reasons to install a gas fireplace include:
- Gas fireplaces can be installed almost anywhere
- There is no need to split, stack, or store fire wood
- You can adjust the flame and heat output with a remote
- You can get up to 99% of the fuel's energy back as heat, as opposed to about 20% with a wood fire
The two most popular types of gas fireplaces are inserts and built-ins.
Gas Fireplace Inserts
Gas fireplace inserts are a log set with a burner that sit inside a metal box that go into an existing fireplace with a chimney. The gas fireplace insert warms the air around the metal box and radiates the heat back into the room.
Built In Gas Fireplace
A built in gas fireplace heats the room the same was as a gas fireplace insert, but it does not require an existing fireplace or chimney.
Do gas fireplaces work without power?
Worried about a power outage in your area? Don't worry — all our fireplace products work without power! Keep your home cozy in Northern Michigan blizzards with a gas fireplace.
What kind of gas for a gas fireplace?
Gas fireplaces can work off of natural gas or propane. While natural gas is less expensive, if it's not available at your home, propane works just as well.
Do you need a chimney to install a gas fireplace?
You do not need a chimney to install a gas fireplace! Built in gas fireplaces do not require an existing chimney.
What features are available for gas fireplaces?
A great benefit of choosing a gas fireplace are the features that come with them. Common features for gas fireplaces include:
- Battery Backup
- LED Lights
- Adjustable Flame Height
- Built-In Fan
- Wall Thermostat
Where to put a gas fireplace
Besides the living room, where else can you put a gas fireplace in your home? Some of our favorite options include:
The Bathroom: What could be cozier than taking a bath next to a fireplace?
The Bedroom: Add a romantic feel to your bedroom with a gas fireplace burning in the room.
Basement: Make an often neglected space more inviting with a gas fireplace in the basement.
Patio: Did you know you can put gas fireplace outside? Create an outdoor space you never want to leave with a gas fireplace on the deck.
Where to Buy Gas Fireplaces
Whether you're looking for a simple gas fireplace or one with all the bells and whistles, Grand Traverse Leisure can help you find the perfect fit. Gas fireplaces come in a variety of styles, including gas fireplaces, gas stoves, and gas inserts. Grand Traverse Leisure offers a full range of gas fireplaces, and we have the expertise to direct you to the best option for your home and family. For a full range of gas fireplace ideas, visit us at our Traverse City showroom, call us at (231) 642-5999 or contact us here.