Natural Gas, Propane & Electric Fireplaces
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Propane fireplaces offer the same type of safety and convenience over the traditional wood fireplace, that all other gas fireplaces do. But if you do not want to use natural gas to run your fireplace, then a propane fireplace is one of your best alternatives. Propane burns cleaner and is more friendly to the environment than wood, and can be designed to turn off and on easily by switch or remote control. Many people simply do not have access to natural gas, and therefore opt to purchase a propane fireplace that has a sealed combustion chamber, which reduces the amount of heat that escapes when in operation.
Natural gas fireplaces, on the other hand can take advantage of houses that do have natural gas; and since the price of propane is on the rise, they have a distinct economic advantage over the aforementioned version of the fireplace. Natural gas fireplaces can come with a venting system if you have a chimney, and they can come without a venting system if either you don't have a chimney or you simply don't want to use it. Fireplace inserts are also available that are custom made to fit directly into your existing fireplace if you have one, and transform your inefficient, messy wood fireplace into a clean burning natural gas fireplace.
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Propane & Gas Fireplace Installation
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Propane fireplace installation and gas fireplace installation is a very careful and painstaking procedure. There are a wide variety of propane and gas fireplaces that we carry in our show room.
In order for fireplace installation to be safe, either natural gas or propane, you must adhere to local building codes of proper installation. This, and the fact that propane and natural gas is highly dangerous to work with, is exactly the reason why it is a job best left to the professionals at Hyde-Whipp.
For direct vent pipe installation, we will install an approved direct vent pipe with a non-combustible insulation enshrouding them. Before installing the propane insert, the chimney will be inspected to ensure that the chimney flue is in good condition.
Many times, in gas fireplace installation, the chimney flew must be replaced, as they are often too large, and reduce the efficiency of the gas or propane fireplace. A chimney flew that is too large can severely reduce the efficiency of an otherwise good fireplace. Also, if a vent pipe needs to be installed, then to ensure the safety of our customers by also installing a fire stop for the vent pipe. Fire stops are primarily used for the prevention of fires. They can also be used, however, to protect wood and other materials that are prone to ignite, from heated pipes, such as the vent pipe.
Fireplace installation is one of the most important aspects of introducing one of our propane or gas fireplaces into your cozy home, and it is definitely not one of those areas to cut corners on.
Call Hyde-Whipp for a free installation quote at 519-941-8429
Fireplace Repair & Maintenance
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Gas fireplace maintenance is especially important to maintain low-energy costs. As with any appliance that is run off of gas or propane, you should have your fireplace inspected annually by our licensed gas technicians.
Gas fireplace maintenance consists of several key elements, and when your Hyde-Whipp maintenance professional arrives, we'll be ready to perform these various tasks:
- The gas pilot system will need to be adjusted and cleaned.
- The venting system will be checked.
- Several inspections will be made, including: the combustion chamber, chimney draw, and primary air shutter to ensure proper air feed to flame.
- The glass, firebox, and heat exchanger will be cleaned and inspected.
- If needed, the firebox will be repainted.
- All of the electrical connections will be tightened, to ensure that there are no carbon dioxide leaks.
- Proper log position will be ensured as well as the replacement of ember bed material.
- And finally, if your fireplace has a blower, it will be tested and cleaned as well.
Most fireplace repair, especially gas fireplace repair can be prevented with routine maintenance, however, sometimes it is still necessary. In those cases, once again, it is best if you use a licensed and certified Hyde-Whipp professional to handle your fireplace repair.
Call Hyde-Whipp at 519-941-8429 for all your repair and service needs