Are you in the market for a new fireplace or not sure if your existing fireplace is working properly? Metro Heating and Cooling provides repair and maintenance services on Heat & Glo brand fireplaces in central Iowa.
Our trained technicians are happy to speak with you on the best choices for your home or inspect your hearth for any safety issues or non-working parts. Please give us a call today to learn more about all of your fireplace options.
Gas vs. Wood Fireplaces
Gas fireplaces offer several installation and maintenance advantages over wood fireplaces. Homeowners forego the burden of having to supply their gas fireplace with wood.
There is no challenge in having to gather, cut, or store logs for the season. While many of us have romantic, rustic thoughts of living out the winter in a warm mountain cabin, splitting logs would be impractical for some people living in a suburban environment.
Setting the Homeowner Free
The benefits of owning a gas fireplace are extensive. That wonderful feeling of sitting around the fireplace and relaxing can be experienced and enjoyed with a single flip of a switch. Consider the additional benefits of a gas vs. wood fireplace:
- Constant Heat
- Energy Savings
- Easy to Operate
- Remote Controlled
- Easy Installation
Will My Gas Fireplace Operate in Loss of Power?
Yes, the gas fireplaces will operate in a loss of power. If your fireplace has battery back-up system you will need to have batteries in the battery back-up. If your fireplace is equipped with fan kit or lights, those items will not work in loss of power.
Who Should Install My Fireplace?
It is recommended that all fireplaces to be installed by trained installers. A gas fireplace is something that is 100% safe when installed properly, but it should only be done by knowledgeable and trained technicians. Failure to have the fireplace installed by a qualified installer will void the Limited Lifetime Warranty of the fireplace.
How Much Should I Budget for Replacing My Fireplace?
Unfortunately, the answer to this question varies greatly and it is always best to talk with a professional in order to understand the scope and your options. The budget for a replacement could vary depending on the size of fireplace you are replacing the old with, if reframing is needed, how it’s being vented etc.