Winters can be pretty cold in the Maryland (MD and Washington, DC area. Stay warm and spruce up your living room with a new gas fireplace! Not only do gas fireplaces offer warmth, but they also set the mood with the flick of the switch for ultimate convenience.
Compared to traditional wood burning fireplaces, gas fireplaces have a number of advantages. For one thing, they are much easier to operate. Starting a fire in a traditional wood burning fireplace is a process; you have to go out in the cold, collect wood then lug it inside to build the fire. Then once the fire is lit, you have to stoke it and constantly tend to it. A gas fireplace eliminates all of this hassle and streamlines the entire process with a simple flip of a switch. Clean up is also almost entirely eliminated. While some maintenance is required, gone are the days of sooty chimneys and flues. Also gone is the risk of wood smoke build up, called creosote, which can become flammable.
Wood fireplaces can pose safety hazards for children, who are often fascinated by the fire and may attempt to stoke it or add logs to it when they can. Stray sparks can pop out of logs and potentially land on clothing, rugs, or other flammable objects near the fireplace. Gas fireplaces eliminate these dangers, and in a well ventilated home pose no health risks to your family.
And while older gas fireplaces used to look like large, blue-burning kitchen stoves, newer models create the familiar yellow glow of a wood burning fireplace and orange glow of burning embers, and even include realistic artificial logs for a more authentic experience.
Want to install a gas fireplace in your Maryland (MD) or Washington, DC home? Contact Wheat and Sons today and one of our gas fireplace experts will walk you through the available options.
Whether you want to install a new gas fireplace or convert your traditional wood burning fireplace into a gas fireplace, we 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 today to get started!
Have a gas fireplace that needs repair? You’re in luck – we do gas fireplace repair in Maryland (MD) and Washington, DC too!
If your gas fireplace won’t light, is unexpectedly shutting off, is producing soot or is having some other problem, contact us today to schedule gas fireplace repair!