In Learning & Resources

Fireplaces are a great investment, as evidenced in a recent NAHB study where three-quarters of home buyers revealed that their bucket list called for at least one fireplace in a home they’re purchasing. Installing one as an upgrade can increase your home’s value by up to 12%. Keep in mind that you’ll need adequate ventilation around that unit. Our team at Capital Chimney of Chicago is well versed in this option, and we will guide you through the process.

Gas Fireplace Conversions

  • Adds To Home’s Resale Value
  • Gas Fire Inserts Are Convenient
  • Affordable Process
  • Many Style Options
  • Energy Efficient
  • Have Thermostat Feature
  • Understand Appliance VS. Heater

Wood Fireplaces Have Their Own Charm

You can’t beat the smell and crackle in a wood fireplace. But on some evenings you could probably do without taking the time to light, monitor the fire, then make sure it’s really put out before turning in for the night, and then there’s the wood gathering and storage. Converting to gas will give you less to manage and think about.

Things to Consider If Doing A Conversion

When doing a gas conversion, there are a few things to keep in mind as you make choices in the process. For instance, there’s a difference between coals and vented logs.

If you are looking to use your fireplace to heat your home coals work best. A small coal-burning fireplace is deeper with a taller opening allowing more heat into the room.

Gas logs rest in traditional wood-sized fireplaces. These vented logs lose heat through the chimney, so they are less efficient at heating a space.

Twice As Efficient As Gas Logs

Options for gas inserts seem to be endless. One of our favorites is a thermostat this feature gives the homeowner greater control over comfort and efficiency, Many gas fireplace inserts will work during a power outage.

Call Capital Chimney For An Estimate

In our Midwest winters, it’s always good to have at least one fireplace that works in a power outage. At Capital Chimney of Chicago, we have products and services to help you with your gas conversion. Call us today for a free estimate.

Recent Posts