With so many gas products available the choices can be overwhelming. Here at the Chimney King of New England we are proud to offer you some of the best gas fireplaces, gas stoves, gas inserts and gas logs. We carry products from some of the industry’s leading manufacturers. If you are unsure which type you need let us explain some of the differences for you.
Gas Fireplaces vs Gas Inserts
The main difference between a gas fireplace (sometimes called direct vent gas fireplaces) and a gas insert is that a gas insert is designed to work with your current masonry fireplace. A gas fireplace can be built in and direct vented through a wall or ceiling. A gas insert is not designed to be in contact with any form of combustible material. A direct vent fireplace is designed to be installed near combustible materials. They are sometimes referred to as a “Zero Clearance Gas Fireplace” because the can actually be sitting on or up against wood framing.
Gas Inserts vs Gas Logs
Of all the gas products that we sell gas inserts are the most popular. Both a gas insert and a set of gas fireplace logs are designed to work with your existing masonry fireplace. Read about some of the differences between these two options below:
Direct Vent Gas Stoves
With through the wall or through the roof venting configurations direct vent gas stoves can be installed almost anywhere. Gas stoves come in Btu ranges from less than 10,000 to over 40,000. What this means for you is you can probably find a stove that will beautifully heat the space you have. You should expect to pay somewhere in the $1500 – $4000 range. A stove can be a cheaper alternative to a gas fireplace because other than the installation of the venting and gas line there are no other necessary construction costs.