Gas Fireplace Installation and Service in Centreville and Nearby Towns in Queen Anne’s County, Maryland

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Gas Fireplace Installation

Whether it’s relaxing with a mug of tea at the end of a long day or hanging up stockings for Santa Claus, there’s nothing like being home in front of a fire in the fireplace.

If your home doesn’t have a fireplace, or you’re sick of the hassle of your wood-burning fireplace, Callahan’s Gas offers electric and propane fireplace installation for ease, convenience and comfort! Here’s what you get from us:

Callahan’s Gas makes it easy to answer your questions and make decisions about what is best for your Eastern Shore home. We are always here to help you!

Help me choose a fireplace!

There are a wide range of fireplaces, from sleek and contemporary to traditional to rustic. You can find the right one for your home at our Centreville showroom!

Callahan’s Gas has more than 80 years of knowledge and experience when it comes to propane and how it’s used in homes like yours. We’ll help you choose the hearth product that best meets your needs, tastes and budget.

Our fireplaces are all outstanding quality and come from the best manufacturers in the business, including:

Majestic | Beyond just safe, reliable and attractive
White Mountain Hearth
Monessen
Montigo | The Art of Fireplaces
We can install propane fireplace inserts for an existing masonry fireplace or install a new propane fireplace. What’s great about new propane fireplaces is that you can install them in the family room, primary bedroom or bath — wherever you like!
Our team of skilled and experienced service technicians will install your fireplace properly to the highest standards for safety. We also offer gas installation services, gas fireplace maintenance and repairs so your fireplace operates safely and efficiently. You can also count on us for installing a propane tank if you need one, as well as reliable propane delivery.

If you want to learn more about propane gas and electric fireplaces, we’ve assembled some information.

Propane vs. wood fireplaces

To infuse your home with a cozy and inviting atmosphere, nothing compares to the enchanting ambiance of a propane fireplace. Here are some of the ways propane fireplaces leave wood-burning fireplaces far behind.

Convenience: If you want a fire in a wood-burning fireplace, you need wood, which needs to be brought into the house. Then, you need to build and light the fire. And then, you wait for it to get going.

You get a full, warm fire with just the push of a button when you have a propane fireplace. Also, just turn it off when you’re done. No worries about embers, ashes or soot.

Superior energy efficiency: If you’re wondering about a propane fireplace’s fuel consumption, here’s a general guideline: Every 100,000 Btu’s typically requires around one gallon of propane. For instance, if you have a 50,000 Btu fireplace, you can expect it to consume one gallon of propane for every two hours of use.

Modern technology has paved the way for remarkably efficient and cost-effective propane fireplaces, boasting up to 80% heat efficiency, providing substantially more warmth than traditional wood fires. In stark contrast, a staggering 90% of the heat generated by a wood-burning fireplace is wasted and expelled through the chimney. Have you ever experienced a room where the temperature rapidly drops as the fire weakens? This occurs because virtually all the heat has been lost through the flue.

Cost-effectiveness: When you compare the costs and efforts associated with running a wood-burning fireplace to those of using propane, you’ll be amazed at how much simpler and more cost-effective it is to have a propane fireplace in your home!

Propane fireplaces offer both beauty and cost-effectiveness, making them a superior alternative to wood-burning fireplaces. On average, a cord of wood can cost around $300, not including delivery fees or the expenses of stacking, which can surpass $80. Investing in a propane fireplace presents an economically sound solution for your home. There is also the cost of maintaining and repairing the masonry chimney with a wood-burning fireplace.

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They can go anywhere: If you want to add a propane fireplace to your family room, dining room, primary bedroom or elsewhere in your home, they are installed quickly with much less hassle and expense than a wood-burning fireplace. That’s because no masonry fireplace and chimney is needed!

Are all gas logs alike?

Absolutely not! You not only get to choose your style of propane fireplace, but you can also choose your style of gas logs to go with it!

We offer high-quality gas logs that are crafted to look like real wood. You can go with a traditional look with oak, a more rustic look with pine or hickory or choose a coastal vibe with driftwood.

Whichever style you choose, we’ll make sure you get the proper size that fits your fireplace not only for scale and aesthetics but also for safety.

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Vented vs. vent-free propane fireplaces

If you already have a masonry fireplace in your home, you have the option to convert it to propane for the added comfort and convenience that propane gas fireplaces offer. When making this choice, you can opt for either a vented or vent-free product, depending on your priorities.

However, it’s important to check the local codes and requirements for propane gas fireplaces before deciding. Vent-free propane gas fireplaces may be prohibited in some communities due to the minimal amount of exhaust they generate.

Vented propane gas fireplaces: Although vented propane gas fireplaces produce a broad and lifelike flame like that of a wood-burning fireplace, they require an open chimney flue or damper, resulting in less heat retention. If your priority lies more in creating a cozy ambiance and enhancing aesthetics rather than heating efficiency, then this might be the ideal option for you.
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Vent-free propane gas fireplaces: If your main goal is space heating, a vent-free propane gas fireplace could be the ideal choice. By closing the chimney flue, energy efficiency is improved. While you’ll still enjoy excellent heating, the flame may not be as vibrant or visually appealing. To ensure a consistent warmth, many vent-free gas log sets are equipped with a thermostat that regulates the temperature. Vent-free fireplaces cannot be installed in bedrooms or bathrooms.
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Whichever you choose, you can count on us for propane fireplace maintenance.

How to maintain a propane gas fireplace

fireplaces maintenancePropane gas fireplaces should get regular, professional maintenance. The trained, experienced service technicians at Callahan’s Gas can provide that so you can continue to enjoy the comfort of your propane fireplace without worry for years to come.

Here are some of the things our team does during a propane fireplace tune-up.

  1. We carefully clean the glass door of the fireplace using a cleaner specifically for fireplaces since traditional household gas cleaners can damage the glass and cause noxious odors.
  2. We disassemble the fireplace components and thoroughly inspect everything, including the thermostat, thermopile, fan and thermocouple for damage, wear, rust and faulty connections. If the fireplace is vented, we also check the vent or chimney for obstructions. Our technicians also inspect and test the pilot light.
  3. Our team thoroughly and carefully cleans the fireplace interior and components, including the gas logs.
  4. We reassemble your fireplace and test that it is operating properly and safely.

Advantages of electric fireplaces

fireplaces electricThere are many reasons you would choose to have an electric fireplace installed in your home. Here are some of them.

  1. Easy to install: There are no vents, flues, gas lines or other equipment needed. An electric fireplace can be installed quickly.
  2. Cost-effective: Electric fireplaces can cost as little as a few hundred dollars, depending on the size and style you select. This cost, along with lower installation costs than gas or wood-burning fireplaces, make electric fireplaces an affordable option for those on a budget.
  3. Efficiency: While electric fireplaces are not ideal heating options for larger, more open-concept spaces, they can be great supplemental heating, especially for smaller rooms. They also are 99% efficient, meaning that 99% of the electricity used goes into heating.
  4. Space: Conventional masonry fireplaces can eat up a considerable amount of space in a room. An electric fireplace only protrudes about 6 to 8 inches into a room, and that can be reduced if the fireplace is recessed. They also create less visual bulk, making the room feel larger and more open.
  5. Customization: You can choose between a wide range of trim styles for your fireplace, as well as the look of the fire, with features including inner-glow logs, ember beds, authentic-looking flames and an array of color themes. There are also such options as remote control, an on-screen LED display to view functions and temperature settings and controlling the heating via thermostat.

An attractive, efficient propane or electric fireplace from Callahan’s Gas will make your home more comfortable! Visit our showroom to see your options.