Nothing beats settling in front of a warm fire on a cold night—except doing it at the click of a button, without set-up and cleanup hassles. You can get all those benefits and more when you install a propane hearth.
If you’ve been considering adding a propane fire feature to your Vermont home but don’t know where to begin your search, here are some basics to get you started.
When it comes to choosing a propane hearth, you’ll have four basic choices to make: what type of equipment you want, how it’s vented, how much heating power you need, and how you want your hearth to look. Let’s break those four choices down.
The choice here largely depends on whether or not you have an existing fireplace mantle and chimney in place. If you do, you’ll want an insert (which is a sealed, glass-enclosed combustion box that fits inside the mouth of your fireplace) or gas log set (which sits where the wood logs would otherwise be).
Whichever choice you make, you’ll then have three follow up questions:
Direct vent models use a narrow pipe to send exhaust outside your home; they are typically higher powered and less efficient (think of them as attractive space heaters).
Vent-free models are lower powered units that emit a small amount of exhaust into your home; they are typically used for decoration rather than as a heat source.
The one that is most practical and safe will depend on conditions in your home, local fire and safety requirements, and your budget. Our propane fireplace experts can help you choose the option that’s right for your home.
Our propane hearth experts can help you answer these questions and any others you might have so you can get started on the road to your dream propane fire feature!
Come home to a beautiful fire at the flick of a switch this winter—contact Junction Fuels today to learn more about propane fireplace installations in Central Vermont!