Your Old Fireplace Wasting Energy? Convert to Gas!

Can I convert my old fireplace to gas?

Of course, you can! Converting a fireplace to gas may be a good idea, especially if your current fireplace could be more efficient. A gas fireplace is a convenient, efficient, reliable, and controllable heat source. In addition, there will be no more chopping wood, bugs in the house, or ashes to deal with!

Advantages of replacing your old wood fireplace with an efficient gas one

Some advantages of a gas fireplace outweigh the cost of converting:

  • Increased and steady heat output
  • No more cold draft coming down the chimney
  • Many have programmable thermostats and remote control
  • New modern appliances have gorgeous flames
  • Many options can quickly adapt to your decor – from realistic logs to a modern look.


Things to consider before converting to gas

Before embarking on such a project, jot down some of these points, as they are crucial to a successful installation:

  1. Your existing fireplace condition
  2. Your budget
  3. How much heat do you require?
  4. Type of gas appliance you would like and safety considerations
  5. DIY or Professionally installed
  6. What type of installation your local regulations allow (Certifications)


What is the average cost of a gas unit, including installation*

  • Direct Vent Gas Fireplace Insert ranges from $4,000 to $11,000
  • Vent-free Gas Fireplace Inserts range from $2,500 to $5,500
  • Vented Gas logs range from $2,000 to $5,000
  • Unvented Gas logs range from $2,000 to $5,000

* Remember, these are just rough estimates, and some options may not be legal in your area.

While a DIY project might be tempting to save money, keeping your family safe should be your prime consideration. We are, after all, playing with fire! And not only fire but gas and CO2 emissions.

Your local WE LOVE FIRE® friendly expert can provide the required knowledge, parts, appliances, installation, and anything else to provide an efficient and safe installation. And why not visit them? You’ll be glad you did.

Want to know more? This handy guide provides more information on converting wood to gas.

Below is a list of fireplace and grill stores that service Virginia (VA)

Manassas, VA

Winston's Chimney Service
11301 Industrial Road
Manassas, VA 20109

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Mechanicsville, VA

Hearth & Home Shoppe
8151 Mechanicsville Tpk
Mechanicsville, VA 23111

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Roanoke, VA

Dixie Building Products Inc.
3342 Melrose Ave NW
Roanoke, VA 24017

Warrenton, VA

Costello's Warrenton Fireplace & Hot Tub
251 West Lee Hwy
Warrenton, VA 20186

For more information, contact your local fireplace and grill store..

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