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Gas fireplaces and hearth products make a great addition to the home.  They warm up a cool room, they add the beauty of fire to daily life, and increase the value of your home.  There are many options, for new and existing homes.

If you’re in the market for a gas fireplace, it’s important to consider how you plan to use it:  Are you looking primarily for a decorative appliance to provide atmosphere, or are you seeking a heating appliance to help warm up the family room? 

There are many things to consider when purchasing a gas fireplace – including but not limited to efficiency.

Helpful Hints

It is not unusual for a manufacturer to promote their fireplaces using names that are different from the registered model number.  It is for this reason that we have printable lists available that include all of the information needed to purchase an EnerChoice rated model.  Additional information on EnerChoice models, and access to our consumer shortlists is available on our Model page... Learn More 

Decorative units have been designed with aesthetics in mind, and they are intended for occasional use, not for heating purposes. A significant number of fireplaces have been designed with heating in mind and are specifically intended to provide supplemental home heating.  When identifying models most suitable for heating,  EnerChoice provides an indication of the most efficient models on the market



All gas fireplaces sold in Canada are required to be listed with Natural Resources Canada (NRCan).  These listings include details about each model, relevant when choosing the right model for you; including efficiency and ignition type.


Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about gas fireplaces? Visit our FAQ section and learn from our most frequently asked questions. 

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