Posted Friday, July 20th, 2018
Thinking about installing a gas fireplace insert? You’re not alone. Gas fireplaces are becoming increasingly popular. Not only do they add warmth and ambiance with the flip of switch, they’re also very easy to install. What’s more, inserts are energy efficient and an excellent source of heat.
If you’re in the market, you might want to consider these Top 5 Trends for Gas Fireplace Inserts before you make a purchase decision.
When choosing a gas fireplace insert, look for a model that is engineered to warm your space and save on the electric bill. Newer models will include heat saving features like: ceramic radiant heating technology, multi-speed blowers, programmable heat controls, and multi-room heat distribution kits. All of these options help home owners spend less and enjoy more.
Compact gas fireplace inserts are perfect solutions for heating small spaces. Bedrooms, bathrooms, and offices are just some examples of small spaces to cozy up with a compact insert. In addition, sometimes it’s necessary to use a compact insert because existing masonry fireplace openings are narrow or small. If this is your case, be sure to choose a gas insert with a built in blower. This will help assure heat moves about the entire space.
With the recent advancements in gas burner technology, homeowners can now enjoy the clean convenience of natural gas flames that look real. This new innovation creates a flame that dances and flickers just like real burning wood. It’s all the ambiance of a real wood fire without all the mess.
The SMART home industry has been on fire the last several years. Just like everything else in your home, gas fireplace inserts can be turned on with a remote and your phone. Better yet, similar to how TV’s can be programmed to record your favorite show, modern gas fireplace inserts can be programmed to turn on and off at specific times. You can even program temperatures you want to maintain at specific times of the day or night. Unfortunately, you can’t ask Alexa or Google Home Mini to operate your gas fireplace just yet, but the future does look promising!
Thanks to forward thinking fireplace manufacturers, customization is now fun, easy, and affordable. In fact, most stock a collection of designer vignette faceplates, veneers, and interior panels. Moreover, you have options for artisan log sets, stones, crystals, and more. What are you waiting for? Design a custom gas fireplace insert that reflects your unique design style.
Homeowners all across the Pacific Northwest trust Cressy Door and Fireplace to recommend and install new gas fireplace inserts. If you are in the market for a new insert, give us a call. One of our experienced team members will be delighted to assist you. Contact Cressy Door and Fireplace now!