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Gas Conversion Basics: Everything You Need To Know

While some people prefer the crackle of the fire, and the smell of burning wood in a traditional fireplace, a gas fireplace offers other people ease of maintenance and ease of use.

Gas units have several benefits beyond the ease of operation. No longer will you need to split, stack and haul wood. There also is no ash or smoky smells. And, you won’t have to worry about tending to the fire to keep it going.

While conversion from a wood-burning unit to a gas unit sounds burdensome, Firesafe Chimney Services can make the process hassle free and easy. In fact, we can install most simple gas units in one day.

If you decide to convert to a gas fireplace, you have three options for your home:
• Unvented gas logs
• Vented gas logs
• Direct vent gas insert

After deciding on the type that’s best for your home and your family, all you’ll need is a gas line to your fireplace. If your home already has a natural gas connection, this is often easy, yet we recommend you contact a certified technician, like a chimney repair service, to perform the work.

All complete, a conversion to a direct vent gas insert will cost between $2,000 and $5,000, while gas logs will cost between $500 and $2,500.

Clean Sweep Chimney Sweep is your trusted partner in converting your traditional fireplace to a gas unit. We have the knowledge and experience to complete the project to your satisfaction, including helping find the right unit for your home, running gas lines and completing installation.

To learn more about converting your traditional fireplace to a gas unit, contact us today.

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