Choosing the Right Fireplace

When purchasing a fireplace, you should feel confident that you are choosing the right fireplace regardless of the model or style of fireplace. Some of the brands we install include Valor, Enerzone, Regency*, and RSF**. We also sell and install gas log sets by RH Peterson.

Below are the different styles available and a little about each of them to help make sure you are choosing the right fireplace for your application. Our fireplace experts are very good at what they do and can help you find the perfect fireplace for your home. Once you are on the right path they will come out and complete a complimentary pre-inspect to make sure that the fireplace will fit (very important) and let you know what the process will look like.

Choosing the Right Fireplace - A lesson in selecting the best fireplace for your home

Choosing the Right Fireplace - A Primer

In the world of fireplaces, there a couple options and factors to consider when choosing the right gas fireplace.  The biggest factor to consider is your current fireplace situation. See which situation sounds the most like yours:
  • Do you want to install a wood burning fireplace where no fireplace has ever been?
  • Do you have a masonry or factory built wood-burning fireplace you would like to replace with another wood-burning insert?
  • Do you have a wood burning fireplace that you are looking to replace with a gas insert?
  • Do you have an existing gas insert that has seen better days and needs to be put out to pasture and replaced with a newer model?
  • Are you putting in a new fireplace where there has never been one before?

 

New Construction

Zero clearance fireplaces requiring framing, venting and new gas work. Perfect for new constructions or when renovating.  Loads of options are available. These units are able to be installed in just about any space and typically are more cost effective. They require less venting and don't need a hearth, unless you want one for aesthetics. These fireplaces can be installed by our world-class, certified fireplace installers but the finishing touches will have to be done by your contractor. 

Choosing the Right Fireplace - New Construction

Valor Horizon Gas Fireplace

 

Linear Fireplaces:

Ideal for wide wall spaces, the linear series showcase leading edge design, quality finishes and high efficiency. They are also available in 2-sided formats so you can have the same fireplace in two rooms - fancy, eh? These beautiful fireplaces add a certain je-ne-sais-quoi to any room with the option of glass, logs or a driftwood media kit. 

Valor L1 Linear Fireplace

Valor L1 Linear Fireplace

 

Insert Fireplaces:

Gas fireplace inserts are designed to be installed in your existing fireplace cavity, to convert a wood-burning fireplace to gas. Contemporary and traditional trim options available. Gas fireplace inserts may also replace an old insert that only looks like a ghost of its younger, vibrant self. We all age sometime, even fireplaces.

 Valor G3 Clearview Front Gas Insert

 Valor G3 Clearview Front Gas Insert

 

Wood fireplace inserts 

Designed to replace that drafty, old, inefficient wood-burning fireplace. They fit inside your existing fireplace and are vented up the original chimney. Just because your fireplace needs a refresh, doesn't mean you have to switch to a gas fireplace.

Regency I2400 Wood Burning Insert

Regency I2400 Wood Burning Insert   

 

Freestanding Fireplaces:

Designed for an inglenook, room corner or as a replacement for your existing wood stove, our freestanding gas fireplaces are perfect for updating your living space. Beautiful pieces of furniture that double as one of the world’s best heaters.  A perfect choice for smaller spaces, or when you don’t want a complete hearth or mantle package in the room.  

Valor Madrona Freestanding Fireplace

              Valor Madrona Freestanding Fireplace