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Is it hard to install a gas fireplace?

Posted on: October 6, 2014

Fireplaces are one of the greatest features of a home when colder temperatures arrive—there’s nothing quite like curling up on the couch on a chilly winter night, watching the flames dance. However, if your home wasn’t built with a fireplace, adding one after the fact can be a big undertaking. That’s why the professional installers at James A. Wheat & Sons recommend gas fireplaces!

Schedule your gas fireplace installation consultation in Montgomery County, MD or Washignton, DC today by filling out the form to the right or giving us a call at 240-399-5051240-399-5051!

How Hard Is it to Install a Gas Fireplace?

Installing a gas fireplace is relatively simple, when compared with the process of retrofitting a wood-burning fireplace. However, it’s not something a novice should try as their weekend project. There are a lot of things that go into installing a gas fireplace, including:

  • Installing and hooking up a gas line
  • Installing a ventilation system
  • Finding the ideal location and punching through the wall
  • Installing the gas fireplace insert
  • Installing any mantels and surrounds for the fireplace
  • Installing and finishing drywall as necessary
  • Testing and ensuring proper operations

While performing some of these tasks incorrectly can simply lead to a sloppy-looking fireplace, doing others incorrectly can lead to unsafe operation. That’s why it’s best to leave these big installations to a professional.

The experts from James A. Wheat & Sons can schedule a visit to your home and discuss your gas fireplace options. We can also go over some prime locations for your gas fireplace to promote heat distribution so that you’ll get the most out of your new system.

Schedule Your Gas Fireplace Installation today

Whether you want to install a new gas fireplace or convert your traditional wood burning fireplace into a gas fireplace, James A. Wheat & Sons can help. We carry a large selection of gas fireplaces from the top manufactures, and our technicians are factory-trained gas fireplace installers.

Contact us online or by phone at 240-399-5051240-399-5051 to schedule your gas fireplace installation in Montgomery County, MD or NW Washington, DC!