Warmth On Demand: Discover The Perfect Fireplace For Your Home

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Dreaming Of A Warm & Welcoming Space?

Fireplaces offer a blend of warmth, ambiance and functionality and are a valuable asset to any home! Learn more about fireplaces below  or contact us today for a free consultation and discover how we can help you and your family stay cozy!

Gas Stove Fireplace

A gas stove fireplace combines the aesthetics and coziness of a traditional wood-burning fireplace with the convenience and efficiency of natural gas. Here’s a breakdown of its key features:


  • Uses natural gas as its fuel source, eliminating the need to chop, store, or clean up wood.
  • Provides a clean-burning source of heat, making it a good option for those who prefer a cleaner and more environmentally friendly heating solution.
  • Often equipped with a thermostat for easy control of the flame size and heat output.
  • May also include features like remote control operation and safety shut-off valves.
  • Looks similar to a traditional wood-burning stove, often made of cast iron or other materials that mimic the look of a wood stove.
  • Features realistic-looking ceramic logs or embers that glow when the gas is lit.
  • May come with a glass door for viewing the flames and controlling the heat output.


  • Offers the warmth and ambiance of a fireplace without the mess and hassle of wood.
  • Provides a more efficient way to heat a room compared to traditional fireplaces.
  • Many models are ventless, meaning they don’t require a chimney and can be installed in a wider variety of locations.

Gas Insert Fireplace

A gas insert fireplace is a self-contained unit designed to be installed directly into an existing wood-burning fireplace. It essentially transforms your traditional fireplace into a modern, efficient gas fireplace. Here’s a closer look at what they are and their key features:


  • Fits Existing Firebox: Gas inserts are designed to fit snugly within the existing firebox of your wood-burning fireplace.
  • Gas-Powered: They utilize natural gas or propane as fuel, eliminating the need for wood and the associated mess.
  • Realistic Flames: Many gas inserts boast realistic-looking ceramic logs or embers that glow when lit, creating a similar ambiance to a wood fire.
  • Heating Efficiency: Gas inserts offer significantly higher heating efficiency compared to traditional open fireplaces. They convert more of the fuel’s energy into heat, keeping you warm while saving on energy costs.
  • Thermostat Control: Most gas inserts come equipped with a thermostat for convenient control of the flame size and heat output, allowing you to adjust the warmth to your preference.
  • Venting Options: Gas inserts can be either vented or vent-free. Vented inserts require a connection to your existing chimney to expel exhaust fumes. Vent-free models don’t require a chimney but may have specific ventilation requirements depending on local building codes.


  • Efficiency: They provide a much more efficient way to heat your space compared to traditional fireplaces.
  • Ambiance: Gas inserts deliver a beautiful and realistic flame effect, creating a cozy and inviting atmosphere in your home.
  • Safety: Modern gas inserts come with advanced safety features like automatic shut-off valves, making them a safer option than open fireplaces.
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Direct Vent Fireplace

Direct vent fireplaces are a type of gas fireplace that offers a safe and efficient way to enjoy the warmth and ambiance of a fire without the need for a traditional chimney. Here’s a breakdown of their key features and benefits:


  • Sealed System: Direct vent fireplaces are completely sealed units, meaning they don’t rely on your home’s air for combustion or venting.
  • Dual Vent System: They feature a double-walled venting system. One pipe draws fresh air from outside for combustion, while the other expels exhaust fumes directly through an exterior wall or roof.
  • Natural Gas or Propane: They typically run on natural gas or propane, offering a clean and convenient fuel source compared to wood.
  • Realistic Flames: Many direct vent fireplaces feature realistic-looking ceramic logs or embers that glow when lit, creating a beautiful and inviting atmosphere.
  • Thermostat Control: Most models come equipped with a thermostat for easy control of the flame size and heat output, allowing you to adjust the warmth to your preference.


  • Efficiency: Direct vent fireplaces are highly efficient, converting most of the fuel’s energy into heat for your home, leading to lower energy costs.
  • Versatility: They can be installed in a wider variety of locations compared to traditional fireplaces that require a chimney. This makes them ideal for basements, sunrooms, or even new construction projects.
  • Safety: The sealed system and direct venting eliminate concerns about smoke or fumes entering your home, making them a safer option than traditional fireplaces.
  • Cleanliness: No more dealing with ash or soot – direct vent fireplaces offer a clean and convenient way to enjoy a fire.
  • Modern Design: Many direct vent fireplaces come in a variety of styles and finishes to complement your existing decor.

Contact The Experts At Service 1st!

Silas Roger Barrette

Thinking about adding a fireplace to your space? Contact us directly. You can trust our experienced staff at Service 1st. 

We have been providing heating and cooling services to homeowners in Cambridge and the surrounding areas for over 30 years and have a proven record of excellence. Whether it’s time for a simple service call or a fireplace install, we can help.

We are a locally owned and operated business that prides itself on the highest quality work and installation of the highest quality products. We have received the prestigious Circle of Champions award from Bryant – an honour that highlights our commitment to quality, leadership, and excellence in the HVAC industry. We are an Elite Bryant Factory Authorized Dealer and offer our customers the highest quality products and services.

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What Our Customers Are Saying...


“Helpful staff. Real knowledgeable person answered the phone. All persons concerned made sure any warranty possibilities were addressed. Corey, the service person was thorough and kept me informed of progress. Furnace is working (so far). A good experience.

Bill Whitfield 

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