Gas fires have emerged as a popular choice for homeowners in 2023, as they are a low maintenance option, able to bring warmth, ambiance and style to any room within the house. With so many options available from Fireplace Superstore, selecting the ideal gas fire may seem daunting – but not to worry! This blog will provide some useful tips to help you choose the right one for your needs, from traditional designs and authentic detailed selections, to contemporary gas fires for the modern living space.
Consider the Type of Gas Fire
When selecting a gas fire, the first consideration should be the type of fire you want. There are three main types of gas fires: inset, outset, and wall-mounted. Inset fires are built into a recess in the wall, outset fires sit on a hearth or a fireplace, and wall-mounted fires can be installed anywhere on the wall. Each type has its advantages and disadvantages, and it’s important to choose the right one for your home. We offer each of these categories at our showroom, and available to select online, so take your pick.
Choose a Design That Suits Your Interior
Once you have decided on the type of gas fire, the next consideration is the design. Gas fires come in various styles, from modern to traditional. When choosing a design, it’s important to consider your home’s interior design style. A modern gas fire would look out of place in a period property, while a traditional gas fire might not suit a contemporary home. This is your choice to get creative with various options and unique choices.
Consider the Heat Output
The heat output of a gas fire is measured in kilowatts, and It’s important to choose a gas fire with the right heat output for your room size. If the gas fire is too small, it won’t heat the room adequately enough when the temperature drops, and similarly if it’s too big, it will be too hot and use too much energy. As a general rule of thumb, you need around 1 kW of heat output for every 14 cubic metres of room space, though our installation experts will be more than happy to guide you through this.
Consider the Cost
Cost is always an essential consideration when purchasing a gas fire. Gas fires can range from a few hundred, to several thousand pounds, depending on the type, design, and heat output. It’s important to set a budget before you start looking for a gas fire and stick to it. Remember that buying a more expensive gas fire doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the best one for your needs!
Choosing the ideal gas fire can seem like a daunting task, but by considering the type of gas fire, design, heat output, energy efficiency, and cost, you can find the right one for your home. At Fireplace Superstore, we offer a wide range of gas fires to suit all budgets and requirements. Visit our fireplace store in Stockport, or browse our online range and contact the team to find the perfect gas fire for your home.