Propane fireplaces are becoming more popular, for many reasons.
People love the ease and simplicity of a propane gas fireplace. No need to deal with firewood, building a fire, or cleaning up the ashes (and then getting them on the floor). When you want a fire, you turn it on. When you’re done, turn it off. Easy-peasy!
For homes that don’t have masonry fireplaces, the expense of adding one can cost several thousand dollars, and possibly go into five figures depending on the scale of the project and the materials used. Installing a propane fireplace is a fraction of that cost and can be done in a day. A masonry fireplace takes weeks to build, and your home will be a dusty mess while it’s being built.
Another benefit propane fireplaces offer is that you’re not limited as to where you put it. Want one in your family room? Master bedroom? Dining room? It’s all good!
If you have been considering adding a propane fireplace to your North Carolina home, Parker Gas is here to help! We offer a wide selection of propane fireplaces in styles from country to craftsman to contemporary. And we expertly install, maintain, and repair them.
Our equipment experts can help you with the process of choosing the right propane fireplace for your home. There are some things to take into account.
What kind of propane fireplace do you want?
Propane fireplaces and stoves are freestanding and are installed along a blank wall.
If you do have a masonry fireplace, you can convert it with a propane fireplace insert and gas log set to enjoy all the ease and convenience of a propane fireplace.
You have to decide between a direct-vent and a vent-free fireplace. Your choice will not only depend on your preference and budget, but local fire and safety regulations as well.
How big should your propane fireplace be?
If you are using your propane hearth as a source of heat, you need to know the heating load of your space. The heating load is the amount of heat your fireplace needs to produce to keep the room warm. The BTU output of a gas fireplace is largely determined by size. The right hearth for your room is one that physically fits in the space while also being able to keep it warm without overworking.
What style do you want?
As we said earlier, propane fireplaces come in a variety of styles. We can talk things over with you so you can choose the best look for your home. Bring photos of your home and the room you want your new fireplace to be in to help make the choice.