Gas Fireplaces, Stoves, And Inserts In Sacramento
A gas fireplace has lots of merits—requiring little tending and cleanup and less maintenance than a wood-burning appliance, but providing
the same cozy ambiance. Depending on the type you have, gas fireplaces can also offer plenty of reliable warmth. Today’s gas heating appliances have come a long way from the original versions. Gas logs are now molded from real logs and can be very difficult to tell apart from the real thing—same goes for the embers and flames, which dance and flicker realistically. And gas fireplaces can fit any number of décor styles—from chic and modern to rustic.
Types Of Gas Fireplaces
There are three types of gas fireplaces: inserts, built-ins, and log sets, all of which come either vent-free or vented. Inserts are great for homeowners who want to transform an existing wood-burning fireplace into a gas fireplace, while built-ins are usually installed in homes without a fireplace. Log sets, while not nearly as warm as inserts and built-ins, can provide great ambiance and create a focal point in the home. Vented appliances vent the appliance’s fumes outside the home via a chimney, while vent-free models release their exhaust—and all of their heat—into the home. The technicians at A to Z Chimney Services can help you determine which type of gas fireplace is right for you, based on your desires and your existing fireplace. We’ll also make sure you know how to use your gas fireplace properly to maximize enjoyment and ensure your family’s safety.
Can I Install My Own Gas Fireplace?
For a number of reasons, we never recommend trying to install your own heating appliance. Having a professional install your gas fireplace, gas stove, or insert—along with the proper chimney system to go with each product—is important for many reasons. First, it guarantees the warranties that come with each appliance. Many manufacturers will not honor a warranty if it has been installed by someone who is not NFI-certified. Furthermore, every single gas fireplace owner’s manual will tell you in no uncertain terms that your gas fireplace requires annual service by a qualified gas technician.
Whether installing a new unit, changing out an old system for a new one, or repairing a damaged fireplace, our gas fireplace technicians understand and have experience working within important parameters. For instance, we make sure the unit is the right one for the size of the room, considering airflow and clearances. These are things that, if missed, can cause you a lot of grief in the future because the unit will not function or meet your expectations.
Many people mistakenly believe that gas heating appliances don’t require maintenance. However, gas fireplaces, stoves, and inserts need professional cleanings and inspections to ensure your family’s safety, as well as to maximize your fire-burning experience and extend the life of your gas fireplace. We find that most of our customers in Sacramento need to have their gas fireplace cleaned and serviced every 3-5 years. A to Z Chimney Services cleans gas fireplaces all around the Sacramento, California, area, and we also handle repairs, big and small. Read more about our gas fireplace services and repairs here. We also install and service wood-burning fireplaces, stoves, and inserts.
Interested in having a gas fireplace installed? Make an appointment with A to Z Chimney Services today! You can reach us by emailing email@example.com or filling out our online appointment form.
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I just wanted to thank you for your expert advice at my last chimney cleaning. We were looking to purchase and install a new wood stove in order to keep our home warmer during the winter, and although it wasn’t directly related to having our chimney swept, your technician took a lot of time to go over several features and designs that were good, and told me several things to watch out for when purchasing a new wood stove.
Needless to say, I could tell this guy knew what he was talking about! It was nice getting an impartial opinion from someone who works with wood stoves all day long!
Suffice it to say that when our new wood stove is installed, we’ll continue to have A to Z out to clean it! You guys are awesome!
~ Allan Stuckin, Fair Oaks, CA
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