It’s almost spring but the unpredictable weather makes us wish we had a gas fireplace. Is it worth it or do we endure for another year? Here are the most frequently asked questions about gas fireplaces and gas fireplace inserts to help you decide.

Q. What is a gas fireplace insert
A. A gas fireplace insert is used to convert a wood-burning fireplace to a gas fireplace. Call Plumb-Pro to have your fireplace converted today!

Q. Can I install a gas fireplace or insert myself?
A. Always call a Plumb-Pro certified gas fitter to make sure your installation is done properly and efficiently.

Q. How much care does my gas fireplace need?
A. You should have a Plumb-Pro certified gas fitter technician clean and adjust your fireplace once a year for maximum efficiency.

Q. What is the difference between natural gas and propane?
A. Natural gas is less expensive and can produce up to 5% more heat. Natural gas also enters your home through a gas line, whereas propane must be stored outside in a tank. Call Plumb-Pro’s journeyman gas fitters about gas line installation today!

Q. What is a direct vent fireplace?
A. Direct vent fireplaces use a sealed chamber to vent directly from outside through the wall or ceiling.

Q. How efficient are gas fireplaces?
A. Gas fireplaces require minimal cleanup and need no tending, whereas wood fireplaces are messy and need constant attention.

Q. How many BTUs does my gas fireplace need to have?
A. Heat output (measured in BTUs) should depend on how big the room is, the general climate, and your house’s insulation level.

Q. Can I install a TV above a gas fireplace?
A. You should always consult the manufacturer or distributor of the TV as each TV will require different clearances.