Gas Conversions: Bringing Ease And Convenience To Your Wood Appliance

If you love your wood-burning fireplace but can’t seem to find the time to use it — cutting wood, stacking wood, building a fire, tending a fire, cleaning up after a fire — that appliance isn’t benefiting your life the way it can and ideally should. A gas conversion can make a ton of difference there — you’ll still have that beautiful fireplace, but with the ease and convenience of gas, you might actually get to use it.

The Benefits Of Gas

We know that ease and convenience are the boldest line here — many homeowners are drawn to gas because, with that fuel, lighting or snuffing a fire requires little more effort than flipping a switch or pushing a button. But gas can bring some other benefits, too.

Gas, in many ways, is much cleaner than wood. The creosote that develops in your flue through the burning of wood isn’t a concern with gas, and you’re not left with ash and embers in the firebox to contend with or wood debris floating around your home.

A gas conversion can also make your fireplace a more efficient zone heater. With a wood-burning fireplace, you lose a lot of heat up through the open chimney. Vent-less gas units, however, are designed to produce and emit a lot of heat, while producing very little exhaust.

Whatever benefits you’re looking for, Pristine Sweeps can walk you through the gas conversion process and help you find the best fit for your appliance, your needs and your home!

Different Gas Conversion Options

  • Gas Inserts – Inserts are made to be retrofitted into an existing appliance, and like all prefabricated heating units, these are designed and tested to be highly efficient and highly dependable. Adding an insert will have more of an effect on the existing fireplace’s look than gas logs would, but if you’re looking to augment or freshen the look of your appliance, that can be a great benefit.
  • Gas Logs – With the installation of gas logs, you’re still able to enjoy the beauty of your current fireplace, just with the added convenience of gas. The gas logs we routinely install are exceptionally lifelike too, with intricate details (from realistic knurls and knots to scorched centers) and shapes and colors that mimic a wide variety of different types of wood. You can opt for bright birch, deep charred oak and just about anything in between.

Talk To Pristine Sweeps About Your Needs!

If a gas conversion sounds like it’d be a good choice for you, give Pristine Sweeps a call — we can go over the various options to bring you the convenience you’re looking for! Call 206-574-8414 or click here to set up your appointment!


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