A hearth product adds both character and value to your home. Installing a hearth in unused or under-utilized wall space in your living areas instantly makes your home cozier and more welcoming, and it also boosts the aesthetic appeal of the room. A key hearth product to consider is a gas fireplace, which you can add to living rooms, bedrooms, kitchens and recreation rooms.
There are two primary options when it comes to gas-powered hearth products: vented hearths and vent-free hearths. Each option has distinctive features that you should consider before deciding which to buy.
Vented hearth products can add a touch of realism to your home without the labor and inconvenience involved with owning a wood hearth. You can get hearths that have gas-powered artificial logs that emanate radiant heat, as well as highly efficient direct-vent gas fireplaces. These units have high AFUE or “annual fuel utilization efficiency” ratings, meaning that they convert a very high percentage of fuel input into heat output.
A vent-free hearth also offers many advantages to homeowners looking for secondary means of generating heat in living spaces. The two most popular vent-free options include ventless fireboxes and ventless gas logs. Both offer significant perks: they are very inexpensive to operate, offer excellent heating efficiency and draw the eye with their attractive design.
Of course, traditional wood hearths remain a popular option, and add an unmistakably natural and rustic touch to any home. A real wood-burning hearth also gives you an effective backup source of heat in the event of an extended winter power outage, which can render your furnace inoperable. These are far more practical than backup home generators, which are limited by their narrow range of application and prohibitive cost.
At Mowery Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing, we are the Indianapolis area’s hearth specialists, offering a wide range of attractive hearth products to suit any budget or taste. We’re also home-comfort experts, providing expert heating, cooling and plumbing services to residential and commercial customers alike. If you’d like to learn more about our hearth offerings or have any other questions, please contact us. We’ve been in business more than 40 years, and looking forward to helping you with all of your heating, cooling and plumbing needs.
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