Enhance Your Home With A Gas Fireplace Insert Or Stove

Here in the Northeast, we certainly get plenty of opportunities to gather around the hearth. But when it’s brutally cold or you lose power, heading outside for firewood may be the last thing you want to do. You want heat and you want it ASAP, with as little effort as possible. That’s when gas fireplace inserts and stoves really shine.

These appliances rely on natural gas or propane (LP) to heat the home, and they can be fired up and turned off with the touch of a button. That means that when it’s so cold you don’t want to run out for firewood, you don’t have to.

Here are some of the biggest advantages to having a gas fireplace insert or stove:

  • They’re easy. This is easily the biggest advantage of gas. There are no ashes or log remnants to clean up after the fire dies down. There’s no stacking and storing wood or building the fire just right. There’s no need to head outside for more fuel for the fire. With a gas appliance, everything you need to start and keep a fire going is right at your fingertips. And when you’re ready to hit the hay, simply turn off the fireplace and head to bed. Isn’t it nice that something is finally easy?
  • They’re great heaters. If a fireplace, stove, or insert can’t actually warm you up, is there even a point? Well, gas appliances aren’t just for looks. They also provide great heat and are highly efficient. Less waste, more heat, more time relaxing by the fireside = a better end to your day.
  • They’re virtually maintenance-free. No appliance is 100% maintenance free, but with a gas appliance, aside from scheduling an annual inspection and service, there’s not much for you to do. These are as maintenance-free as it gets.
  • They’re ready even during a power outage. When you lose power during a strong winter storm, the temperature in your house can drop pretty quickly. But because gas appliances don’t rely on electricity (aside from the fan/blower), you can easily warm up with your gas insert or stove, and keep your family cozy until power is restored.
  • They’re clean burning. Many homeowners don’t want to worry about emissions when using their fireplaces, inserts, or stoves, and with gas, you don’t have to. This fuel is clean burning and produces very little emissions. That means you can fire up the appliance as much as you want, without thinking of what you’re doing to the planet.

Things To Consider

Ok, now that you know the benefits and advantages of gas fireplaces, inserts, and stoves, what are some possible cons you may need to consider?

Well, for one, while gas is clean burning and environmentally-friendly when it comes to using your appliance, it’s not environmentally-friendly on the front end. What we mean by that is that fracking and refining, as well as the transportation of fuel, can be environmentally-disruptive and polluting. It’s a bit of a trade-off, but it’s something to consider when making your decision.

Secondly, you will only be able to use your gas appliance to burn gas. If prices rise and you’re not comfortable paying those prices, you won’t be able to enjoy the supplemental heat that a fireplace, stove, or insert can provide. With a wood fireplace, you do have the advantage of using other biomass, and wood is typically affordable, even free.

For many homeowners, the advantages of gas far outweigh the possible disadvantages, but we just want to make sure you’re informed!

We’re Proud To Sell & Install Regency’s Finest Gas Fireplace Inserts & Stoves

The good news is, if you do decide that gas is right for you, you won’t have to go far to find the perfect gas appliance for your home. We carry some truly amazing gas stoves and inserts from Regency. Here are a few of our favorites:

Contura™ RC500E Gas Stove

What about adding a 3-sided gas stove to your space for a contemporary look and a beautiful view of the fire? The Contura RC500E is a highly efficient direct vent gas stove that allows you to enjoy the fire from just about anywhere in the room. Plus, you can customize the stove by choosing its color, and by opting for a traditional log set or volcanic stones/crystals. This stove may be just what your space is missing.

Other great features and options:

  • Interior lights that create mood when the fire is out
  • Variable speed blower
  • Safety screen
  • Electronic ignition
  • Proflame II remote control
  • Modulating flame adjustment
  • and more

Classic C34E Gas Stove

Contemporary, modern stoves aren’t right for every space. What if you want something more traditional looking but you aren’t interested in a wood burning stove? Then the Classic C34E is for you. This direct vent gas stove offers you all the authenticity of a classic wood stove, but you can enjoy all the convenience that gas offers you. Plus, it’s got a steady state efficiency rating of 72.02% and can be fueled by natural gas or propane.

Other great features and options:

  • Safety screen and heavy-duty ceramic safety glass
  • Variable speed blower
  • Glowing logs
  • Flame height adjustment
  • Electronic ignition
  • Proflame II remote control
  • Cast iron legs or black steel pedestal base
  • and more

LR14E Liberty® Radiant Medium Gas Insert

If you’re looking for a high performing insert that will provide radiant and convective heat to your home, you’d be hard pressed to find a better choice than the LR14E. This medium sized, direct vent insert has a steady state efficiency rating of 71.45% and a BTU input of 31,000. Choose between multiple faceplate, inlay, and interior panel options, and let your fireplace insert add simple, clean beauty and incredible warmth to your favorite living space.

Other great features and options:

  • Safety screen and ceramic safety glass
  • Glowing ember bed
  • Electronic ignition
  • Proflame remote control
  • Variable speed blower
  • Wall thermostat
  • and more

HR14E Regency Horizon® Medium Gas Insert

For a more modern or contemporary space, you may want to consider the HR14E. This highly efficient medium sized direct vent insert can be customized with colored firebed crystals, firebeads, driftwood logs, spa stones, or a combination. The insert itself features clean lines and can be further customized by choosing your inlay, interior panel, and vignette faceplate. And when it comes to heat, rest assured, this insert performs. It has a steady state efficiency rating of 71.45% and a BTU input of 31,000, like the LR14E.

Other great features and options:

  • Safety screen & ceramic safety glass
  • Glowing ember bed
  • Electronic ignition
  • Proflame remote control
  • Variable speed blower
  • Wall thermostat
  • and more

LR16E Liberty® Radiant Large Gas Insert

For larger spaces, consider the LR16E. This is simply a larger version of the LR14E, which means it can heat larger spaces with its 38,000 BTU input. But just because you want a larger insert doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice efficiency. This direct vent gas insert has a steady state efficiency rating of 73.01% and can really push heat all throughout your space. When you can’t seem to get warm, all it takes is a few minutes in front of this insert and you’ll be warmed to the bone. And like the LR14E, the LR16E can be customized by choosing your vignette faceplate, inlay, and interior panels. Don’t sacrifice looks, efficiency, or warmth. The LR16E gives you the best of everything. 

Other great features and options:

  • Safety screen & ceramic safety glass
  • Glowing ember bed
  • Electronic ignition
  • Proflame remote control
  • Variable speed blower
  • Wall thermostat
  • and more

 

If you’d like to see more of the products we offer, please visit the brochures below!

Why Choose Regency For Your Gas Fireplace Insert Or Stove?

You may be wondering, with all the brands out there, why choose Regency for your gas fireplace insert or stove? Here are just a few reasons:

  • They back their products with a limited lifetime warranty — the best in the industry.
  • They’re committed to making products that aren’t just highly efficient and high-performing, but that are also incredibly beautiful and long-lasting.
  • They’re focused on perfecting every detail of their products.
  • Their products produce the most beautiful fires.
  • They offer products that are timeless, as well as products that are designed with the latest trends in mind.
  • They make great zone heaters and can reduce your home heating bills.

We’re Here To Help With Everything From Selection & Installation To Annual Service

Ready to enhance your home with a new gas fireplace insert or stove? Call Billy Sweet and let us help with everything from selection and installation to service. Whether you’re in the Boston area, the Portland area, or the North Shore area, trusted hearth experts are only a phone call away.

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