How to Install a Gas Fireplace Into An Existing Chimney • Chesterfield Service

How to Install a Gas Fireplace Into An Existing Chimney

While a wood-burning fireplace is a nice feature in every home, it can sometimes be a hassle. You need to make sure you always have wood on-hand to burn and it can make a mess and be difficult to clean. When you love the ambiance of a crackling fire, but don’t want to deal with chopping wood, converting your wood-burning fireplace into a gas fireplace might be just the solution you’re looking for.
Chesterfield Service is known around the Chesterfield, MO, area for its HVAC, electrical, plumbing, and appliance repair services, but did you know that we also provide fireplace services? Our team is happy to help you upgrade your fireplace with a gas insert to make starting a cozy fire easy and convenient.

Gas Fireplace Advantages

There are many benefits to making the switch from a wood fire to a gas fire. Gas fireplaces are easy to use, requiring no stacking of wood or cleaning out ashes. With just a flip of a switch or the press of a remote control, you can enjoy a cozy fire instantly. A gas fireplace is also a much safer and more energy-efficient option. You don’t need to constantly tend or add logs to your fire when you install a gas fireplace insert. You also won’t have to worry about wayward sparks or embers causing fires or being a hazard for children and pets.

Gas fireplace inserts are specially designed to fit into existing wood-burning fireplaces, making them an ideal choice for homeowners looking to upgrade their hearths without extensive remodeling. They are sealed combustion units, meaning they draw air from outside for combustion, ensuring maximum efficiency and preventing drafts. Moreover, gas inserts offer adjustable flames and heat settings, allowing you to create the desired ambiance and control the amount of warmth produced.

Consider Your Gas Fireplace Options

When it comes to choosing your new gas fireplace, you may have more options than you realize. There are many options available so your fireplace insert can look as natural or as modern as you desire.
Here are some of the options you can consider for upgrading your existing fireplace with a new gas fireplace:

Traditional Designs

For those who love the charm and nostalgia of a wood-burning fireplace, traditional gas fireplace inserts are the perfect choice. A gas fireplace insert is crafted to mimic the appearance of your old wood-burning fireplace complete with realistic logs, glowing embers, and flickering flames. You can enjoy the cozy ambiance and warmth of a traditional fireplace without the hassles of dealing with firewood and ashes.

Size Options

Gas fireplace inserts come in a range of sizes to fit various hearth openings. Whether you have a small, intimate fireplace or a larger one that demands a grand statement, you can find the perfect-sized insert for a seamless fit. This adaptability allows homeowners to upgrade their existing fireplaces without the need for extensive renovations.

Venting Choices

Gas fireplace inserts offer flexible venting options to accommodate different home setups. You can choose from a direct vent, a ventless gas fireplace, or natural venting, depending on your home’s layout and your preference for venting outdoors or indoors. If you’re installing a gas fireplace insert into an existing chimney, you easily have a venting option for your new fireplace.

Heat Output Capacities

Gas fireplace inserts come with varying heat output capacities, ensuring that you can find one that meets your heating needs. Whether you’re looking for a supplemental heat source to warm up a specific area or a primary heat source for a larger space, there’s a gas insert that can provide the right amount of warmth. Most gas fireplaces come with advanced features, such as remote control operation and thermostat compatibility to adjust the flame height and heat output.

Chesterfield Service Are Your Local Gas Fireplace Experts

While DIY projects can be tempting, if you’re hoping to install a gas fireplace yourself, you may want to think again. This is not a task to be taken lightly. Entrusting the installation of a fireplace insert to a professional fireplace installation team ensures the job is done safely, efficiently, and in compliance with local building codes and regulations.

Gas fireplaces also need to have gas lines ran to them. Chesterfield Service has a team of plumbers that can do this for you to ensure safety. Natural gas leaks can be incredibly dangerous to the health and safety of your family so it’s not something you want to risk. Venting is also an incredibly important part of the gas line and fireplace insert installation process. If your fireplace insert is not vented properly, it could cause terrible damage to your home.

Don’t risk it, and schedule an appointment for an estimate with Chesterfield Service today.

Talk To Chesterfield Service About Upgrading Your Existing Fireplace

The team at Chesterfield Service can help you find the right gas fireplace to enhance your home comfort experience and install a gas fireplace insert into your Chesterfield area home. Our team is experienced in venting and gas line requirements needed to ensure your family’s safety. Talk to us today to get the gas fireplace installation process started.