Your old wood burning fireplace is charming, but there’s a point when the hassle becomes more trouble than it’s worth.
- Ordering, unloading, splitting and storing wood.
- Buying stacks of kindling.
- Storing piles of newspaper.
- Carrying logs in a few at a time.
- Building and tending the fire.
- Cleaning up the ash and charred remains of logs.
How does that list seem to you? To us, it seems tiring.
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But you don’t have to leave the fireplace empty all winter, a big hole in the wall dragging heat out of your house. You can convert the old wood burning fireplace to gas and enjoy all the good things about a wood burning fireplace without any of the hassle.
You don’t even have to get up to build the fire or add logs. Enjoy the warmth of a rolling fire with the click of a single button and change your wood fireplace to gas with our help this weekend.
Gas fireplace conversion cost.
The cost is impossible to generalize. Any contractor posting a price online is just trying to get you to call, where they’ll usually charge more than they claimed.
We don’t want to mislead you, so we won’t post a general price online. We want to talk to you so the details are clear. After all, cost is impacted by:
- Your existing fireplace.
- The gas model you want to buy.
- The location of the existing fireplace.
- The gas line and layout of your home.
To be as accurate as possible and avoid any confusion, it’s best to talk to your contractor over the phone or in person.
What steps need to happen along the way?
You have to choose your new gas fireplace from among the significant selection we carry.
Before you change your wood fireplace to gas, it’s best to start with a chimney cleaning. The built up creosote from your wood burning fireplace needs to go.
We’ll have to extend your gas line to service the new fireplace (this is less intrusive as you might think).
We’ll have to fit the gas fireplace to your existing masonry work and seal the edges seamlessly, so the gas fireplace looks like the house was built around it. This is actually called a gas insert. As we insert it into the existing fireplace space.
Once installed, we recommend you book your fireplace inspection for the following year. Gas fireplaces should be inspected annually so you never run into any problems.
The last thing you need is a contractor misleading you on the costs you can expect to pay for your gas fireplace conversion and installation. Give us a call today so we can talk about your unique needs and create an accurate quote.