A gas fireplace is an excellent choice for those who find traditional wood-burning fireplaces to be too much work. Apart from eliminating the need for buying or chopping firewood, gas fireplaces also:
- Provide continuous and consistent heat.
- Are environmentally friendly and burn much cleaner than solid fuels like wood.
- Offer an energy efficient way to add warmth to a room.
- Require little to no clean-upAre easy to operate.
If you have decided to invest in a gas fireplace and are curious to know how much you can expect to spend, here are the two main factors to consider.
Factor 1: What kind of unit you purchase
First, take into account the unit itself. The brand, size, and style of gas fireplace you opt for all make a big difference in the final price tag. Moreover, the design of the fireplace and how well it fits the current condition of your home is another consideration. If you have an existing masonry fireplace, you can consider installing a gas insert into it. Alternatively, a gas fireplace does not require an existing hearth or chimney but will require some construction work to allow for framing and venting. Make sure to consider this when calculating your total project cost. Factor 2: The gas line needed for the fireplace
In addition to the appliance itself, you will need a gas line to supply fuel to the fireplace.. The cost of this can vary based on:
- The length and size of the gas line. If the distance of your fireplace to the main gas line is quite far, then you will need to invest more for the materials and added labor.
- How accessible the new gas pipe is. If the gas pipe to the fireplace is in an area that is difficult to reach, this will increase the labor costs and may even require special materials or tools.
- The type of materials used. A qualified gas line contractor should know the best material for your project while adhering to your local safety code requirements.
For the appliance itself, talk to your local retailer to help you choose the best gas fireplace for your home. For a free gas line installation estimate, call The Gas Connection today at 303-466-4206.