When it comes to traditional wood-burning fireplaces, homeowners typically look to alternatives because the old fireplaces are less efficient, require wood and produce soot. These days, a gas fireplace is as good as any. They can warm up your living spaces, are highly efficient and come in a multitude of designs – you can have one outside if you really want!

This blog goes through you all need to know if you’re looking to make a switch:

If I have an existing fireplace, what are my options?

If you have an existing fireplace with a chimney or flue set up then a vented gas fireplace might be your solution. As you already have the existing infrastructure, technical details such as where to direct the flue are made easier. Often gas fireplaces produce radiant heat which can feel much warmer than a good old wood burner.

Say hello to the mighty ‘gas fireplace insert.’ We work with your existing setup to implement a new and reliable gas log fireplace. You’ll still have the lovely view of a burning flame, just without the hassle of having to clean your unit or supply endless amounts of logs. If you’d like a more contemporary look it’s also possible to go for a ‘stone pebble’ aesthetic rather than having a set of logs.

Why move away from a wood burner?

The new models of gas fireplace inserts direct heat into you home instead of a chimney which can impact the heat economy of your room. In general, gas fireplaces are a stronger heat source because they are dependent on a steady stream of fuel energy.

In addition, your gas fireplace will save from you having to readily source firewood and kindling.

Traditional wood burners also require routine maintenance such as sweeping chimneys and clearing soot.

The modern-day gas fireplace offers more flexibility in terms of design, requires less space and are relatively less work to maintain.

Do you need a chimney for a gas fire?

The short answer is no, you don’t need a chimney to have a gas fireplace in your home.

The beauty of a gas fireplace is it can fit into existing masonry fireplaces that you may have had in your home over the years. If you do not have a chimney it is still possible to install a gas fireplace, you might choose between a vented system versus a ventless system.

Modern gas fireplace models offer the benefits of a flexible flue system which means there are many ways and considerations when it comes to installing a fireplace based on the architecture of your home.

Why choose Just Gas Log Fires?

At Just Gas Log Fires in Melbourne, we’re with you each step of the way. From the initial design consultation where we determine the best fireplace brand and model for your home. To coordinating with you to ensure a professional, secure and proper fitting of your gas log fireplace. We want to ensure that your experience is like no other and we take pride in the work that we do. If you’d like to see more of our installation projects visit our luxury home design blog.

At Just Gas Log Fires we are the experts in installing gas fireplace inserts.

If you are looking for inspiration, our fireplace installation showroom in Alphington displays a myriad of high-efficiency gas fireplaces in a contemporary style, complete with furnishing. Make an enquiry today and our consultants will work with you to install your chosen gas fireplace.