On the cold days of winter, a fireplace is just the thing to warm up those
Whether you’re converting a traditional fireplace to gas, or remodeling
your home to include a gas
fireplace, a licensed plumber can help you make your project a reality.
First, select the model that’s right for you. There are dozens of
different choices for gas fireplace
s, many which offer energy efficiency. Options to consider are a model
that can be connected up to your ductwork to help heat your home, one
with a direct vent for safety and efficiency, or using one with an automatic
starter instead of a pilot light.
Then look for the most efficient and direct way of connecting your gas
to your new fireplace. Your plumber can make suggestions on methods that
will work best for your home layout. He may run a
line directly from the gas meter, or from the main pipe near the furnace.
Safety is key whenever you access a gas line. Check with your plumber to
verify he has experience working with gas lines, and understands the complexity
of adding new pipes and connecting to new sources.