How to Convert Your Wood-Burning Fireplace to a Gas Fireplace

Gas Insert Fireplace

Wood-burning fireplaces are great additions to any home, but the upkeep can quickly become a hassle.  Finding and storing dry wood, cleaning the ash from the fireplace, and buying all the tools and screens you need for safe operation of a wood fireplace gets expensive and time consuming, especially compared to the ease of flipping a switch on a gas … [Read more...]

What is a Circulating Fireplace?

Efficient Home Heating

If you've been looking into alternate ways to heat your home, investing in a high-quality radiant gas fireplace might be the perfect solution for you.  One way to maximize the heat gain from your radiant gas fireplace is to opt for a circulating fireplace and a blower for your home. A circulating fireplace has multiple walls around the fire chamber. … [Read more...]

Understanding BTUs and Your Radiant Gas Fireplace

Clearview Radiant Gas Fireplace

When looking into adding a radiant gas fireplace to your home, you have probably run across the acronym "BTU" and wondered what it means.  A BTU, or British Thermal Unit, is simply a measurement defined by the amount of heat needed to raise a pound of water by one degree Fahrenheit.  Gas fireplaces and other appliances are rated in BTU's/hr Input, which is … [Read more...]