But what if you already have a masonry fireplace and just want to enjoy the push-button convenience of propane hearth?
In that case, you’ll need a propane fireplace conversion – and your two options are propane fire log sets and propane fireplace inserts.
Why convert your wood-burning fireplace to propane?
Before we learn about these two options, let’s talk about the three key reasons to convert your wood-burning fireplace:
Convenience – With a propane fireplace, you’ll never have to gather wood or sweep ash again. Just flip a switch and voila – you’ve got a warm, glowing fire.
Efficiency – A wood-burning fireplace is drafty and inefficient – most of the heat it produces escapes through the flu. Propane fireplaces, on the other hand, are 80 percent efficient or more – which means more of your money will go toward heating your room.
Safety – With propane, there are no more embers or sparks that can catch fire on carpet or varnished wood floors – or fire-causing creosote gathering in your chimney. Just take proper precautions for propane safety and you’ll be good to go.
Propane fireplace inserts and log sets: two great propane alternatives
If you’re doing a propane fireplace conversion, you’ll have two basic options:
A propane fireplace insert is a sealed box that fits inside your masonry fireplace and vents through your chimney. Modern fireplace inserts can be extremely realistic, and they’re available in a number of sizes and finishes to match just about any décor. Installing a propane fireplace insert takes about a day.
Propane gas log sets include a burner and ceramic or concrete logs. While they’re not quite as realistic as a fireplace insert, they are an excellent value at about half the cost of an insert. They’re available in a variety of “woods,” so you customize the look to create your dream hearth.
Get all the benefits of a roaring fire with none of the hassles or mess. Contact us today for a FREE estimate on a propane fireplace insert or propane gas log set for your Maine home!