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Make Your Home Cozy With Gas Fireplace

November 19, 2021

Make Your Home Cozy With Gas Fireplace

The gas fireplace installation is a great way to make your home cozier. These days, many people are opting for gas fireplaces over wood-burning models due to the cleanliness and safety of the flame. If you've never installed a gas fireplace before, this blog post will walk you through the process.

What is Gas Fireplace?

A gas fireplace consists of a burner and flue system that turns natural or propane gas into heat. These units generally include vents for airflow, glass mantles to protect the flame from drafts, and fire screen doors to prevent sparks from flying out while you're enjoying your warm home. For this type of unit to function correctly, it needs several components, including an electrical connection, remote control access, lighting elements (in some models), and more.

Benefits of a Gas Fireplace

1) Cleaner flame
The flames used in gas fireplaces are considered "clean" because they produce no ash or smoke. This means that less dust accumulates on the walls and furniture compared to a wood-burning unit. In addition, these units can run for more extended periods without creating a mess inside your home.
A gas fireplace uses an electric blower to push air through the firebox. This process is called forced-air heating, which means that you'll have extra warmth in your home even if it's not blazing hot outside.

2) Safer than wood-burning units
Although gas fireplaces are considered safe, they should still be handled with care. To ensure proper ventilation, ensure that the unit is installed away from fuel sources (i.e., appliances like water heaters or furnaces). When you're not using your fireplace, please turn off all controls and keep it free of any combustible materials.
In addition, you should never use a gas fireplace to heat your home if nobody will be around for several hours because carbon monoxide can build up inside the house and lead to serious health problems or even death. If there are small children in your household, you must keep them away from the unit at all times.

3) Versatile
Gas fireplaces can be installed in any room of your home, regardless of whether it has a cathedral ceiling or not. If you're concerned about the heat output from this type of unit, don't worry; gas-burning units produce an average temperature between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit (F). Unlike wood-burning models that lose their warmth to the outside, gas fireplaces keep your family warm all year long.

In addition to these benefits, a gas fireplace is easy to operate and maintain compared to wood-burning models. Many units include energy-efficient motors that cut down on heating costs while offering you years of reliable service. If you're interested in learning more about how a gas fireplace can make your home cozier, contact the experts of HVAC services.

How To Select The Best Fireplace

When selecting a Gas fireplace, you have several options, including direct vent models, zero clearance fireplaces, and accessories. When choosing a suitable unit for your home, make sure that the design matches all of your needs.

For example, if you don't want any additional ventilation in your living room or bedroom (or even outside), you should get a zero clearance model. On the other hand, consider getting a direct vent fireplace instead if you want to lower your heating bills and don't mind venting the unit outdoors (or through an existing chimney).

To get a consultation on a fireplace installation, contact A-Plus Quality in Toronto today!

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    An annual maintenance will extend the lifetime of your heating and cooling unit. The technician will diagnose and repair any problem with the unit before it fails, so you won't need to worry about any problems when the weather gets very hot in the summer or extremely cold in the winter.

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    Heat pumps use electricity to move heat from a cool space to a warm space, making the cool space cooler and the warm space warmer. During the heating season, heat pumps move heat from the cool outdoors into your warm house and during the cooling season, heat pumps move heat from your cool house into the warm outdoors. Because they move heat rather than generate heat, heat pumps can provide equivalent space conditioning at as little as one quarter of the cost of operating conventional heating or cooling appliances.

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    By definition, and simply put, a “Split System” is a heating and air conditioning system which has two main components, the indoor unit and outdoor unit. In short, the indoor unit absorbs heat energy in the cooling mode, and the outdoor unit rejects the very heat absorbed by the indoor unit. And the cycle is repeated until the set temperature is met. Although the indoor and outdoor units are located in physically different, hence “split” locations, they are connected and operate as, one system; continuously circulating refrigerant liquid and vapor by means of interconnecting, dehydrated copper refrigerant lines, commonly referred to as a “Line Set”.

  • What are mini-split advantages?

    Just as the name implies, a “mini-split” system is a “split system” however available in smaller capacities, for single room to whole house conditioning. Mini-split systems may range from as small as 9,000 BTUh per hour, comparable to say, a small window AC unit, for individual room use, up to 4 and 5 ton capacities for “Room By Room” (also known as “Zoning”) and whole house conditioning. With near universal design, mini-splits are “heat pumps” which provide both heating and cooling for a home. Here are key advantages when compared to traditional split systems:

    Efficiency- Mini-splits are highly engineered systems which offer attractive operating efficiencies, in many instances, eligible for utility company rebates.
    Heat Pump- Most mini-split systems are heat pumps, providing year-round comfort.
    Solar friendly- Due to very low power requirements, mini-splits are an ideal complement to “Net Zero Energy” homes, or any home using renewable power.
    Carbon footprint- Mini-splits are 100% electric, with zero operating emissions of any type.
    Zoning- Most mini-split manufacturers offer systems capable of room-by-room “zoning”, to account for peak demands of a room based upon construction type, exposure orientation and usage.
    Variable capacity- Mini-splits are typically DC inverter driven. That is, a variable speed compressor which modulates in proportion to instantaneous demand. Most conventional split systems, by comparison, operate with an ON-OFF strategy. (Would you use an ON-OFF switch as the accelerator in your vehicle?)
    Location, Location, Location!- Mini-split outdoor units are compact; they can be located far away from noise-sensitive areas, such as bedrooms and home offices. Mini-split indoor units have the ability to be installed where conventional systems cannot.
    They’re perfect for additions and remodels where access to current HVAC system is difficult to access.
    Modern mini-split systems are remarkably quiet; in fact, many times their operation is unnoticed by the end user.

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