Are you wanting to purchase a gas fireplace, but aren’t quite sure what costs are involved in doing so?
Whether you’re wanting a gas log fireplace for your home, apartment, or commercial space, learn more about the installation process and the cost of installing a gas fireplace this winter.
So, how much does a gas fireplace cost?
As the cost of a fireplace differs based on the environment you are in, as well as the type of fireplace you want to buy, it is hard to give you a standard price. When it comes to how much it would cost to install a gas fireplace, there are a few factors that need to be taken into consideration.
Cost considerations when installing a gas fireplace
While it is possible to add a fireplace to your home once it has been built, the way a house has been built can determine what type of gas fireplace is best suited to your space. This also includes additional work that will need to be completed to accommodate the fireplace.
For example, if you have an existing chimney or flue in your home, fantastic – installing a gas fireplace will be a piece of cake! However, if you need a flue to be installed or don’t have an existing gas line, there are things that will affect the total cost. You may even need a fake wall to be built to house your fireplace.
Changes that may need to be made to your home and other cost considerations
Do you own a wood-burning fireplace and are wanting to make the switch to a gas log fireplace? Gas fireplaces are a fantastic alternative to your traditional fireplace, as they require less upkeep and offer a high level of energy efficiency! They also can run off either LPG or natural gas to suit the existing configurations of your property
If you have an existing gas supply, we always ensure we use the shortest run possible to make sure the installation process is as smooth as possible. However, if you do not have an already existing gas supply, you will have to contact a licensed gas supplier. This is something that will have an impact on the cost of installing a gas fireplace.
If you do not have an existing fireplace or do not have an area where a fireplace can be obviously built, we will have to build a fake wall to house your unit. This is included in the overall fireplace installation cost.
A flue is the passage in which gas and other products of combustion are moved outside your home. If you do not have an existing fireplace in your home, it is important to note that this is something you will have to consider in the overall cost of your gas fireplace. Something to note, a flue is something that will have to be professionally installed.
However, newer models of gas fireplaces can allow for easier installation of a flue – such as the Escea’s flexible flue technology.
While a gas fireplace is more cost effective in comparison to a wood fireplace, they still need regular services every 2 years. This is an extra cost that should be taken into consideration when buying a gas fireplace.
What types of gas fireplaces are available?
We offer a range of Single-Sided, Double-Sided and Outdoor Fireplaces in a variety of different designs, heat outputs and energy efficiency ratings. As mentioned previously, the type of fireplace you purchase is going to affect the overall cost of installing a gas fireplace.
To learn more about the different types of gas fireplaces we offer, read our recent blog.
Single-Sided Gas Fireplace
Double-Sided Gas Fireplace
Outdoor Gas Fireplaces
View the full range of Stoke fireplaces here.
What is the average cost of installing a gas fireplace?
While there are many factors that can affect the installation cost of a gas fireplace, on average, people spend $2,750 for a standard installation.
If you are looking at converting a wood fireplace to a gas fireplace, this can range from anywhere between $500 – $2,500. If you are looking at installing an outdoor fireplace so you can entertain all year long, it is important to know that this cost can range from $200 – $3,500.
Alternatively, if you are looking at switching from an electric fireplace to a gas fireplace, we encourage you to contact us directly for a cost breakdown.