A Gas Fire Place Is Where It’s At
Wood is good, but you can’t beat the ease of a fire that light’s up with the push of a button. Our experts here at Stonehenge Plumbing and Heating know what it takes to give you that lovely, soothing feeling that comes from sitting in front of the fire on those long winter nights. Give us a call to discuss your own gas fire place.
More Than Just One Option
There’s only one thing better than a roaring fire on a wintry night and that’s a roaring fire that needs no tending, requires minimal cleanup, and doesn’t leave the rest of the house freezing cold. That’s what you get with today’s modern gas fire place. Long gone are the anaemic blue flames and unconvincing “logs.” Modern versions burn much more realistically, with glowing red embers and tall orange-yellow flames that dance and flicker around ceramic-fiber logs molded from the real thing.
A gas fire place can come in three types. Inserts, for those of us who want to retrofit a wood-burning firebox with something more convenient and efficient. Built-ins, for those who want a fireplace where there isn’t one now. Last but not least, you have the log sets, basic burners that sit in existing, open fireplaces. Both inserts and built-in fireplaces are reliable heat producers, filling your room with a mix of warm air and radiant heat. Log sets are usually more for looks than warmth. With each type, you have a choice between models that vent the flames’ fumes outside or vent-free versions that discharge all their heat, and exhaust, into the house.
Why Choose Gas?
Wood-burning fireplaces provide great ambience, but they can’t beat the easy, no-fuss efficiency of gas fire place.
- You don’t have to split, stack, season, or haul logs.
- There are no ashes to bag, no smoky smells, no chimney to clean.
- You can start, adjust, and snuff out fires with the touch of a remote control.
- The fire needs no tending and won’t die out from neglect.
- A wall thermostat can control the flame size—and therefore heat output—to maintain a specific temperature setting in the room.
- The fixed glass panels covering direct-vent fireboxes ensure that the furnace- or boiler-heated air in the rest of the house doesn’t escape up the flue, as it does with a wood fire.
- You can get as much as 75 to 99 percent of a fuel’s energy back as heat, instead of the 10 to 30 percent for wood fires.
- A gas fire place can go almost anywhere—in an upstairs bathroom, in a basement, or outdoors—without needing a chimney.
Get A Free Estimate
We are more than happy to give advice on which solution is most suitable for your needs, depending on your requirements. Why not ask us to pop around and discuss the various options available to you. Better yet, our advice is free! Call us now on 01722 212050