An Efficient Way to Use Gas to Heat Your Home.
Today there are attractive new natural gas and propane heaters that can warm the living areas of your home while at the same time saving you money on your heating bill. These supplemental heating sources are not the boring space heaters of yesteryear. Today’s new appliances add warmth, ambiance and charm to any room, plus, these gas appliances can even add value to your home.
A central furnace cycles on and off several times an hour and heats your entire house – even unoccupied rooms – wasting money. Using supplemental gas hearth appliances to heat only the rooms your family occupies most allows you to turn down the thermostat for the central furnace, decreasing your fuel bill.
“Zone heating” puts the heat where you need it, when you need it adding to your home’s comfort and ambiance but also reducing household fuel consumption, conserving energy, and saving you money. Studies indicate that zone heating solutions can provide energy savings of 20-40 percent.*
TODAY’S GAS HEARTH APPLIANCES ADD WARMTH, AMBIANCE AND CHARM TO ANY ROOM AND ADD VALUE TO YOUR HOME.
Give your home a new look while staying warm and comfortable by adding a gas hearth appliance.
During power outages or bad weather, you can count on gas power.
Gas hearth appliances are efficient and virtually maintenance free.
Natural gas is the cleanest of all fossil fuels.
With a flip of a switch your gas appliance lights instantly and warms quickly.
Easy to install…
Many gas hearth appliances can be installed with minimal construction.
* ACEEE 1990 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Proceedings. Volume 9.
** The Value of Housing Characteristics, National Association of Realtors, 2003
A VARIETY OF GAS HEARTH APPLIANCES
Today’s gas appliances are attractive, easy to install and a convenient way to heat your home. All are available with manual controls and remotes, wall thermostats, and most offer blowers to circulate the heat. Gas appliances have different energy efficiencies and benefits. Ask you local hearth retailer which appliances might be best for you and your home.
Gas stoves feature large, dancing yellow flames and glowing red embers that closely resemble a wood fire. Gas stoves are easy to install in just about any location in your house or condo. A stove’s cast iron, soapstone or steel body and decorative trim help to project color and style into the room.
GAS FIREPLACE INSERTS
Made of cast iron or steel, gas fireplace inserts can be installed in an existing unused or inefficient fireplace. Gas fireplace inserts convert an existing masonry woodburning fireplace to an efficient gas fireplace with more air circulating capabilities. Most vent to the existing flue. The insert’s glass doors allow the flames of the fire to be viewed while making the fire more efficient, often delivering more heat to the living space.
USE AN NFI CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL TO SAFELY INSTALL YOUR GAS APPLIANCES
For a safe and reliable installation of a gas stove, fireplace or log set, the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association recommends that a professional installer certified by the National Fireplace Institute® perform all installation tasks. Your certified professional installer has the tools and the training to ensure your new gas appliance meets all local and state codes.
Factory-built gas fireplaces can be installed to look just like traditional masonry fireplaces or can have an ultra-contemporary design. These fireplaces are easy to install because new technology allows gas fireplaces to be vented directly through an outside wall or installed without a chimney. Some gas fireplaces are “heater rated” to provide efficiency and heat output similar to a central furnace. Gas fireplaces also have a positive effect on property prices, adding about 12 percent per fireplace to the value of a home.**
Gas log sets installed into woodburning fireplaces offer a clean and convenient way to enjoy the ambience of a fireplace. “Vented” logs are intended for decorative use only, but “vent-free” gas logs provide ample space heating. Ask your local hearth retailer to explain the applications and benefits of both types of appliances to select the one that is right for you.