Create an ambiance of warmth and relaxation with a cozy gas fireplace. Whether you opt for vent fireplace to go with your existing fireplace or a vent-free model, we offer a wide variety of choices from the best brands at the guaranteed lowest prices in the USA.
Gas Fireplace Types
Gas fireplaces use natural gas to generate heat. The set includes a metal box, a glass panel, and log sets. The metal box houses the fire while the glass panel provides a safety barrier and the log sets serve the aesthetic purpose of traditional burning fireplaces.
When it comes to gas fireplaces, the primary choice you'll need to make is between vent-free and vented. The core difference? Vent-free gas fireplaces don't require a chimney or flue, making them an excellent choice for those who don't have an existing fireplace.
Vent gas fireplaces, on the other hand, require an existing fireplace or a working flue to vent out the exhaust gases. Direct vent fireplaces vent directly outside, ensuring you're not losing any heat through the chimney. The front of a vented gas fireplace usually features fixed glass panels to keep the exhaust gases from infiltrating the living space.
Which Gas Fireplace is Best for You?
When selecting a gas fireplace, there are a few questions you should ask yourself to help you make the right choice.
Are you looking for ambiance or functionality?
If you're looking for a fireplace for primarily decorative purposes, a vent-free gas fireplace might be your best bet. These fireplaces glow with a beautiful, lively flame, providing the look and feel of a traditional fireplace without the heat wastage.
Is supplemental heating a need?
If you're in need of a fireplace that doubles as a heat source for the cold winters, a direct vent gas fireplace might be more your speed. These provide the ambiance of a glowing fire while also being a tremendous heat source.
Do you need a multifunctional option?
For those who are seeking both heat and ambiance, there are options like dual-sided gas fireplaces, which provide the visible fire effect and heat on both sides of the wall.
Gas Fireplace Benefits
Gas fireplaces trump traditional fireplaces on several fronts.
Easier to clean and maintain
More energy-efficient and cost-effective
Provide better heat control
Safer, as they do not produce sparks or ashes
Easier to put out
Gas Fireplaces at Watson's
At Watson's, we pride ourselves on offering a comprehensive collection of gas fireplaces from top brands at affordable prices. From compact units perfect for smaller spaces to larger, more immersive fireplaces, our range ensures there's something for every space.
Do gas fireplaces actually warm the house?
Yes, gas fireplaces can supply enough heat to warm a room or even an entire home, depending on the model and its BTU output. Vent gas fireplaces provide efficient, zone-specific heating by drawing in the cold air, heating it, and then radiating the warm air back into the room.
How much does a gas fireplace cost?
The cost of a gas fireplace can vary greatly depending on factors such as design, model, and additional features. On average, a new gas fireplace, including installation, can range from $2,000 to $5,000.
What is the lifespan of a gas fireplace?
The lifespan of a gas fireplace can vary depending on several factors, including the quality of the product, regular maintenance, and usage. On average, a well-maintained gas fireplace can last between 15 to 20 years. However, some high-end models and those with proper care and servicing can even exceed this range. Regular maintenance, such as cleaning the burner and venting system (for vent fireplaces), along with annual inspections and servicing by a professional, can help prolong the lifespan of a gas fireplace. Be sure to follow manufacturer guidelines and instructions for proper usage and maintenance.
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