Here in British Columbia, where the chilly winds blow and the winters are brisk, there’s nothing quite like gathering around a warm and inviting fireplace. While traditional wood-burning fireplaces have their charm, an increasing number of homeowners are discovering the numerous benefits of replacing them with modern and efficient natural gas fireplaces. In this blog post, we’ll explore why making the switch to a natural gas fireplace in Campbell River, BC, can be a game-changer for both comfort and convenience.
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Having a fireplace in your home is one of the best indoor luxuries you can have, especially during another long winter. Thanks to gas fireplaces, you can enjoy the warmth and coziness of a home hearth without the inconveniences of storing wood and continually sweeping out ash.
If you’ve had a fireplace installation in Parksville, BC, you may at times need to schedule repairs for it. Our team has expertise with installation, maintenance, and repairs for gas fireplaces, and we’ll go over several of the basic problems you may encounter with your gas fireplace.
There’s probably a direct correlation between how much people enjoy the winter season and whether they have a fireplace in their home.
Fireplaces bring a special cozy touch to the season that you can’t get from using a furnace or boiler—even if those heaters are much more effective at spreading warmth all around your home.
Thanks to gas fireplaces, it’s even easier to enjoy a glowing hearth without the work and inconvenience of wood-burning fireplaces. Gas fireplaces are safer as well, although they do have their own safety concerns.
To help you get the most from your gas fireplace in Qualicum Beach, BC this winter, we’re going to go over a few important safety tips.
You’re considering getting a fireplace for your home, or else you want to change your current wood burning fireplace for a different type. But there’s a problem: your house doesn’t have access to a natural gas line, so you can’t have a standard gas log fireplace put in.
Without natural gas in your home, your best option when it comes to a fireplace in Parksville, BC is to have a propane fireplace installed. You don’t need to expend large amounts of money trying to get a gas line to your house (if that’s even possible in your situation). Instead, a propane fireplace works from a tank of propane you have periodically refilled—and propane is an abundant and easily accessible energy source. You can fill a standard 18 liter propane tank for around CAD$20.
If you want more convincing, here are several major benefits of switching to a propane fireplace.
You might think that a natural gas fireplace is as durable as a heating system gets. Fireplaces can last for many years, and since most people who have a fireplace in their home use it mostly for atmosphere and additional warmth rather than as a main source of heating, fireplaces don’t see the same level of use as furnaces or boilers. They also don’t burn wood and therefore don’t produce creosote, soot, ashes, and other byproducts that make regular cleaning so critical for wood-burning fireplaces. In fact, one of the reasons most people prefer gas fireplaces is they don’t require daily cleaning and maintenance.
But gas fireplaces do require professional maintenance and upkeep on a regular basis, and if you don’t have an annual cleaning and inspections for your fireplace Campbell River, BC, it could turn into a costly problem—and the fireplace might even become unsafe. We offer gas fireplace cleaning and maintenance, and we’ll explain below why you should make this a regular service in your home.
A fireplace is a sturdy centerpiece in many homes. If your house enjoys the warmth and beauty of a gas fireplace, you can expect to get many years of use from it (provided it receives proper maintenance such as regular cleaning, which is a service we offer).
Fireplaces at times need to have repairs, and these fixes are especially important if you have a gas log fireplace or a gas insert. You never want to take risks with any gas-powered appliance in your home, and prompt repairs help immensely at keeping a gas fireplace working safely for many winters.
Eventually, you’ll need to have a new fireplace put in, replacing the gas logs, the insert, the gas lines, etc. We’ll look at how you can tell if the time has come to consult with us about replacing your fireplace.