Now Is The Time To Install Your Gas Fireplace
One of the fastest growing markets in the propane industry is the sale of gas hearth products. Gas hearth products consist primarily of four types of "gas fireplaces".
A gas stove is a free-standing "Vermont Castings style" stove located on a hearth. Gas heating stoves are vented directly out the nearest wall of the house or into an existing chimney with a flue liner. A gas stove, installed, can range from $1,800-$2,900.
A gas log is simply a ceramic log set installed into an existing fireplace. These log sets come in a wide variety of sizes and styles and generally do not require a chimney flue liner. Gas logs do not have thermostats or blowers and give only moderate heating capability. A gas log installation can vary widely from $600-$1,500.
A gas fireplace insert is a gas log inside a manufactured metal box, often with an integrated blower, which is installed into an existing fireplace. This type of installation normally requires a chimney liner and the total installation can run from $2,300-$3,400.
A gas fireplace is similar to an insert, however it does not have to be set in an existing chimney hearth. A basic gas fireplace may be installed almost anywhere in the home with a fireplace mantle built around it and vented through a side wall or up through the roof. These installations, depending on style and location, can cost $2,500-$4,500. Click here to see a direct vent fireplace video.
White Mountain Oil and Propane is your local expert for the sale and installation of gas hearth products. We strongly recommend considering your installation of these wonderful additions to your home during the summer season. As autumn approaches, we, and all gas heating installers, become very busy. Schedules for pending installations can go from days to weeks to months. Also, the laws of supply and demand affect gas hearth installations. Spring and summer months allow for better pricing; by October and November costs will naturally increase.
Finally, a peak season installation is often hindered by the fact that the aforementioned chimney liners require access to the roof of the home or condominium. It is much more difficult and dangerous (and therefore expensive) to install a chimney liner from an icy or snow-covered roof.