Convenience & Efficiency of Propane Framed by an Existing Mantle
Propane fireplace inserts give you the best of both worlds: the convenience and efficiency of propane framed by an attractive existing masonry fireplace. You also get:
More realistic flames: Today’s improved gas burner technology means a warm glow, and flickering and dancing flames, just like a wood fire.
Adjustable heat: Whether the winter winds are blowing and you need a roaring fire, or you just need to take the edge off a cool early spring or autumn day, the multi-stage temperature controls can give you just the right amount of heat.
Smarter fireplace inserts: You can use the thermostat to program your propane fireplace to turn on and off at specific times, and program temperature settings for any time of the day or night.
High-efficiency backup heat: Do you feel the need to supplement your home’s heating system? Today’s propane fireplace inserts can keep you much cozier than a wood fire. You may be surprised to learn that as much as 90% of the heat produced by a wood-burning fireplace goes straight up the chimney! Did you ever notice how cold a room becomes when a wood fire begins to burn out? It’s because all the heat in the room is being drawn out the chimney!
More variety in sizes: Some masonry fireplaces have openings that are too narrow or shallow to fit a standard-sized propane fireplace insert. Smaller inserts are becoming more common, meaning more people can get the benefits of a propane fireplace.
Fireplace inserts with blowers: If you have a big space to heat, like an open-concept living room-dining room-kitchen space, you can get a propane fireplace insert with multi-speed blowers that push warm air to the far corners of a room, creating more even and comfortable heating.
Masonry fireplace refinishing: You can update your existing masonry fireplace to fit your personal style, from sleek contemporary to modern farmhouse.
Discover the Benefits of Any Propane Hearth
Today’s propane hearths bring you all the warmth, glow, and comfort of a wood fireplace without most of the drawbacks. That’s true whether it’s the aforementioned sealed fireplace insert or a built-in fireplace or a freestanding stove. Here’s what we mean.
Health impact: Wood smoke may smell good, but you really don’t want to inhale it. Wood smoke contains what is known as fine particulate matter. These microscopic particles can cause respiratory problems and other health issues. With propane, you avoid those risks.
Environmental impact: Burning wood creates about 28 pounds of smog-producing particulate emissions (soot and ash) per MMBTUs of heat output.* Propane, on the other hand, produces less than one percent of that. Using propane greatly reduces your home’s carbon footprint.
Efficiency: Propane fireplaces burn at about 80% efficiency, that’s about four to five times more efficient than a wood fireplace.
Versatility: A propane fireplace can be a terrific heat source during a power outage. Even when there are no power issues, the heat produced by a propane fireplace may let you turn down your thermostat a few degrees.
Convenience: Most of today’s propane fireplaces feature thermostats, allowing you to control the flame and the heat from the comfort of your couch.