Three Key Considerations For Choosing A Gas Fireplace For Your Home

May 22, 2023
Tony Styles

A gas fireplace is one of the most efficient types of fireplaces in the market. It’s a popular choice among homeowners because it’s easy to maintain and adds an element of style to a living space. A well-designed gas fireplace can create a peaceful and calming atmosphere in any room, making it the perfect place to unwind after a long day or spend quality time with loved ones. 

However, choosing a gas fireplace isn’t as simple as picking the first one you come across. So if you need help selecting the right fireplace for your humble abode, don’t worry. The Heatmaster team is here to help you. Read below to learn the three key factors you need to consider when selecting a gas fireplace.  

Energy efficiency

Energy efficiency is a crucial consideration when choosing a fireplace. An energy-efficient gas fireplace can help you save energy and ultimately reduce your heating costs.

So when searching for a fireplace, whether online or in-store, always look for its energy star rating. The star rating is a system used to rate the energy efficiency of a fireplace or other appliances. If a fireplace has an energy star rating, it means that the model has been independently tested and verified to meet strict energy efficiency guidelines.

For instance, our Seamless Glass Gas Fireplace has a 4.1-star energy rating. This rating measures how much heat the fireplace produces compared to the amount of fuel consumed. The higher the rating, the more efficient the fireplace is. 

Apart from the energy rating, you must also check the type of gas used to operate. Some gas fireplaces use natural gas, while others use LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas). Natural gas is generally more energy efficient and cost-effective than LPG. So if possible, choose a gas fireplace that uses natural gas.

Seamless Landscape Gas Fireplace

Design and style

When it comes to selecting a gas fireplace, design and style is an important factor to consider. A fireplace is not just a functional heating source, it’s also a focal point of any room. So you need to choose one that complements the overall decor and aesthetic appeal of your home.

Think about the colours, textures, and materials used in your space, and select a fireplace that enhances these elements. For example, if your home has a more modern vibe, a gas fireplace with a contemporary design like the Heatmaster Enviro is perfect for you. This fireplace is available in different finishes and fascia to match your home’s aesthetic.

If you want to make your fireplace more visually appealing, find an insert that suits your style. Popular options include log, coal, and pebble inserts, each of which can create a different aesthetic. Some of them have realistic flame patterns that mimic the look of a wood-burning fireplace, while others offer more abstract or artistic flame designs.

Enviro High Efficient Gas Fireplace

Features

Having easy-to-use controls can make operating your fireplace more convenient and enjoyable. Here are some of the most common features you may want to look for when buying a gas fireplace:

  • Programmable thermostat remote control: A remote control that allows you to set a desired temperature and adjust the heat output from anywhere you are in the room. You can also use this to set a schedule for your fireplace to turn on and off at specific times throughout the day. This lets you ensure that your house is warm when you get up in the morning or get home at night.
  • Mobile phone control: Some gas fireplaces like the Heatmaster Seamless Landscape Gas Fireplace can be controlled through a mobile phone app. All you have to do is download the Heatmaster thermostat app and connect to the Wi-Fi. Then you can now turn the fireplace on or off and set the temperature from your phone. 

When choosing a gas fireplace, always consider your personal preferences and needs to determine which one is right for you. If you need help selecting a fireplace for your home, our team of experts are always ready to help you. Visit your local Heatmaster dealer today or contact us to learn more.