Costs of Operating A Gas FireplaceAn Overview of Costs To Install & Run A Fireplace Call For More InformationEmail
Things to Consider
Below are a collection of important considerations when estimating the costs associated with your fireplace.
TYPE OF FIREPLACE
Are you installing a gas fireplace, insert, or stove? Perhaps you’ve chosen an electric fireplace? Depending on what kind of fireplace you choose, the cost of operation will widely vary.
REGIONAL GAS COSTS
When researching gas fireplaces, the price of gas will vary throughout the United States and Canada. It is important to look into local gas service provider rates to get an idea of the price of gas in your area.
HOW OFTEN IS THE FIREPLACE IN USE?
This is where the majority of your costs will come from. Is your fireplace used as the central heating source in your home? Is it turned off during the warmer months?
HOME COMFORT LEVEL
Turn down the thermostat, and turn up your Valor. It will cost you pennies per hour to replace the heat you are losing with an energy-efficient Valor gas fireplace, insert, or stove.
SIZE OF YOUR HOME OR SPACE
Costs will change depending on the size of the space that the fireplace is heating. A larger space requires that the fireplace run more often to maintain temperature, while some may run the fireplace constantly.
REGIONAL ELECTRIC COSTS
When researching electric fireplaces there are three main factors to consider: electric fireplace wattage, price of electricity in your area, and how often you plan on running the fireplace.
It is important to consider the age of your home, insulation, and whether or not the space is air-tight. Additionally, does your space have high ceilings? A larger space will take longer to heat.
Will you be removing the old fireplace and installing the replacement yourself? If not, you’ll want to get an in-home estimate completed by one of our local fireplace technicians. They’ll determine logistics necessary and any construction that needs to be done. We highly recommend an in-home estimate so that there are no surprises to installing the exact model of fireplace you want.