Now that it’s January in Wisconsin, it’s time to really start enjoying some relaxing evenings in front of your beautiful fireplace. If you’ve been enjoying your wood fireplace but wonder if it’s time to think about converting that wood fireplace to a gas fireplace instead, then you’re in luck! The Fire Factory LLC carries the top brands of gas fireplaces, and we also are experts when it comes to converting wood to gas. Although it’s true that there’s something very special about a snapping, crackling wood fire, burning with gas has its own set of appealing characteristics. If you’re thinking that a gas fireplace has a weak, blue flame that burns rather inconsistently, then you’re thinking of the gas fireplaces from quite a few years ago. Today’s gas flames burn bright and clean, and offer a great heat source to keep you comfy-cozy all evening long.
The Convenience of a Gas Fireplace
The number one reason for converting to gas is convenience. There’s something to be said about going out during the summer, cutting down a tree, chopping it into pieces, and hauling it back home. It’s great exercise, and a good way to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors. After you get it home, you stack it so that the air can get through and dry the wood out, and then you’ve got cured wood ready to use during the winter days of fire burning. When you’re ready to burn a fire, then you’ve got to stack the wood correctly and get it lit, then keep it burning steadily by adding more wood. If you’re tired of all that work, then gas is definitely the way to go. Just call The Fire Factory LLC and we can come in and install a gas line. After this, all it takes is a flip of a switch and you’ve got a fire burning. Turn it off by flipping the switch again. Nothing could be more convenient.
Maintenance of a Gas Fireplace
You may be wondering if a gas fireplace requires maintenance. Although a gas fireplace burns cleaner than a wood fireplace, it does still need to be properly vented in order to release the exhausts. There are acids released when your gas fire burns, and these acids can cause damage to the inside of your chimney. That’s why it’s still important to have your fireplace inspected and cleaned on an annual basis. This is a great way to ensure that all potential problems are found before they become bigger, more costly issues.
Call the Experts
When it comes to replacing wood with gas, the company to call is The Fire Factory. We are Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) certified, which is the highest certification in the chimney sweep industry. We take pride in our expertise and our service, so when you hire us, you know you will get top-of-the-industry workmanship. Give us a call today!