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Answering Your Gas Fireplace FAQs


Gas fireplaces are becoming increasingly used throughout the entire country. These types of fireplace systems are well known for being more efficient and easier to manage. But there is plenty to learn about these systems.

Gas fireplaces (and wood-burning fireplaces as well) have more parts to them than you might realize. What’s more, there is a lot to understand about them that can help keep you safe. We want to help. Along with expert services, we can answer your Frequently Asked Questions about gas fireplaces.

Here’s what you need to know.

Are there benefits from switching to a gas fireplace

Yes, there absolutely are!

For one thing, you no longer need to worry about getting wooden logs stacked up for the winter. Another benefit is that gas fireplaces don’t create ash and won’t create the same sooty smell that a wood-burning fire might.

In fact, gas fireplaces are also considered safer than wood-burning ones since they don’t present the risk of sparks or loose logs rolling out of the fire and into your home.

Can I get a gas fireplace installed where my wood-burning fireplace was?

If you are looking to switch from a wood-burning fireplace to a gas fireplace, then we have good news, you can absolutely install a gas fireplace where your current wood-burning fireplace is. This is known as an “insert” gas fireplace.

What gas fireplace options are available to me?

There are actually three types of gas fireplaces that you can choose from:

  • Gas log sets: Maybe you are ready to ditch your wood-burning fireplace because you just don’t use it enough. Your heater does plenty to keep you warm but you don’t want to lose the visual pleasantry that a fireplace provides. Gas log sets can offer the same visual benefits as a regular fireplace but very little heat.
  • Gas fireplace inserts: As we mentioned above, gas fireplace inserts are gas fireplaces that are installed in the same place as your original wood-burning fireplace. As long as you have an existing gas connection, this is a relatively basic job.
  • Built-in gas fireplaces: If you are starting from scratch or looking to put a gas fireplace in a new part of your house, then a built-in gas fireplace is your best option.

Can I use something other than logs in my gas fireplace?

We understand the feeling of wanting to choose something other than logs to put in your gas fireplace. Not everyone has the same style and, after all, gas fireplaces do other the luxury of not actually needing logs to function! Other options for your fireplace can include:

  • Gas
  • Coal
  • Stones
  • And more!

Make sure to talk to one of our technicians about your options to ensure that the one you are looking at is safe to use.

Why should I have 2nd Generation handle my gas fireplace services?

If you are looking for a professional team for your gas fireplace installation in St. Paul, MN, and any other fireplace services, then you should come to 2nd Generation Chimneys, Inc. We’ve served homes throughout the area for years and we are Certified Chimney Professionals.

Contact 2nd Generation Chimneys, Inc. to schedule your installation.

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