Posted: November 20, 2023

Gas logs and other propane hearth products offer clean, low-effort fires.

fireplace installation Dauphin county, pa Do you have a wood-burning fireplace in your home that goes unused throughout the year? What about a closed hearth you wish could have a roaring, warming fire?

Wood fires provide a lovely and relaxing ambiance, especially at this time of the year. Nothing is quite as calming on a fall Pennsylvania night as a crackling fire, a comfy sofa and a warm mug of cocoa. But starting and maintaining a wood fire is a pain in the neck. Between carrying logs, stoking flames, tossing on more wood and cleaning up ashes, you end up with as much work as relaxation. And you can forget about going to sleep until all the embers in your hearth are extinguished.

There are also health risks to burning wood in your home. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency , these fires emit fine particulate matter, tiny solids that can enter your lungs and cause “bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma, or other serious respiratory diseases.”

But there’s an option to get all the benefits of a wood fire without the work or safety risks. Koppy’s Propane sells and installs a range of high-quality propane fireplace products .

Why should you consider a gas fireplace?

When you add a fireplace insert, gas insert or other hearth product to your home, you get the spellbinding, warming flicker on chilly nights, plus many other benefits.

  • Gas fireplaces are convenient, with flames you can control with the push of a button.
  • Gas fireplaces are affordable, costing roughly 30-40 percent less to run than a traditional fireplace and none of the chimney maintenance headaches.
  • Gas fireplaces are safe. There are no worries about loose logs or embers entering your living space.
  • Gas fireplaces burn cleanly and efficiently. Propane contains zero methane and emits virtually no particulate matter.
  • Gas fireplaces can go just about anywhere. You can add one to an existing hearth or install a freestanding model.

Which kind of propane fireplace is right for your home?

Koppy’s Propane offers vented and vent-free fireplace options, but which is best for you?

Direct-vent fireplaces have more realistic flames but lower heating efficiency since much of the generated heat is lost through your chimney or flue.
Vent-free fireplaces have better heating efficiency but other drawbacks. These products have smaller, less realistic flames, and you are limited in where you can place them. Because vent-free products release some combustion by-products into the room, you cannot put them in bedrooms or enclosed areas like bathrooms. Some municipalities prohibit them altogether.

Koppy’s Propane knows gas fireplaces!

With convenient offices in Williamstown, Carlisle and Wapwallopen, Koppy’s Propane is well-positioned to help homes in Central and Southeast Pennsylvania with their propane appliance needs. We’ve been doing it since 1944!

Our friendly team members are at your service to find the perfect product to bring your hearth to life. We’ll look at your home’s setup, identify a fireplace solution tailored to your needs and then install it in compliance with all local codes and provisions.

Give your winter coziness a boost. Reach out to Koppy’s Propane for more information on propane hearth products.