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Milwaukee Fireplace Questions Answered

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Q: Gas fireplaces in Milwaukee: What are the advantages and disadvantages?


Gas fireplaces offer convenience and control you cannot get with wood fireplaces. You can ignite and turn off your gas fireplace with the simple push of a button, and many units even offer thermostatic control to keep the room at a comfortable temperature. Modern gas fireplace technologies are very safe and have been perfected to look and feel very realistic. Gas fireplaces are ideal if you are going to be using your fireplace for shorter periods of time or you just want to have more control. You will not get the complete realism and experience of a wood fire, but for many people the convenience, control and safety of a gas fireplace far outweighs the realism of a wood-burning fireplace.

Q: Can we convert our wood fireplace to a gas fireplace?


Yes. You can have your wood fireplace converted to allow for gas logs, or you can get a gas fireplace insert and have our professional Waukesha fireplace installers install it for you. Besides being more energy efficient and cost effective than wood burning fireplaces, a gas insert affords you the convenience of enjoying a fire whenever you want--even if it's only for 15 minutes at a time.

Contact Badgerland Fireplace Inc. today to learn more about the best fireplace conversion options for you.

Q: Will my fireplace installation require a chimney?


It all depends on what kind of fireplace you’re having installed. If it’s a traditional wood-burning fireplace, then yes, you absolutely need to have a chimney. However, if you’re reading this you probably are looking to have a gas fireplace installed.

While you don’t need a chimney in the sense of a traditional brick chimney, you will need a vent line for a direct vent gas fireplace. The vent line for such a fireplace can be galvanized steel or aluminum venting like what is used for clothes dryer vents. In many cases, the vent line can be run directly through an exterior wall, instead of up through the inside of the walls and out the roof. That's one of the advantages of a gas fireplace--you can install them just about anywhere in a house.

If you have a traditional style chimney in your house now and are converting your wood burning fireplace to a gas fireplace, we can run the vent line directly up the existing chimney.

There are also unvented gas fireplaces on the market which don’t require a vent line. With these systems, the fire is behind a sealed glass door and the gas used is burned so efficiently that none of it enters your home.

Our Milwaukee fireplace experts will be happy to consult with you on the best options for a fireplace in your home. Call Badgerland Fireplace Inc. at 262-796-9999 for more information.

Q: Do your Milwaukee fireplace installation experts service all the products you sell?


Yes! Badgerland Fireplace Inc. provides quality fireplace design, installation and service in Milwaukee, Waukesha and the surrounding areas. We specialize in Heatilator and Heat & Glo gas fireplaces. You can see some of the fireplaces we have installed for satisfied customers in our Milwaukee fireplace idea gallery.

Q: What are your Waukesha fireplace store hours?


Badgerland Fireplace Inc. is open Monday through Friday 8:00am-4:00pm and Saturday 9:00am-12:00pm. We are closed on Sundays. You can contact us through our online contact form, Call us at 262.796.9999, or email us at sales@badgerlandfireplace.com. We look forward to meeting every new guest to our showroom!

Waukesha Fireplace Installation Experts Answer Commonly Asked Questions

Choosing the perfect fireplace can be difficult. Especially with so many things to consider when making your decision. Our Waukesha fireplace experts at Badgerland Fireplace Inc. are here to help you make an educated choice for your new fireplace. On this page, we've answered some of the most common questions we get. If you have a question you don't see answered here, or would just like more information, don’t hesitate to contact us at 262-796-9999. Our friendly staff will be happy to help in any way we can.

Contact Badgerland Fireplace Inc. today for more information about fireplace installation services in Milwaukee, Waukesha and the surrounding areas.

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