The Best Gas Fireplaces of 2021
Find the Best Fireplace for Your Home
Gas fireplaces look great, increase the coziness of a room and can even increase the sale price of your home! With all of these great benefits, it’s no surprise that more homeowners are looking to install one of these premium appliances. However, with so many options available, it can be difficult to sort through the market. That’s why we’ve put together this helpful guide.
Our Favorite Gas Fireplaces
- Linear Fireplace: White Mountain HearthBoulevard Direct Vent Linear Fireplace
- Gas Insert: Napoleon Oakville Series Electronic Ignition Direct Vent Gas Fireplace Insert
- Most Realistic: Superior Electronic Ignition Direct Vent Gas Fireplace with Remote & Split Oak Logs
- Contemporary Option: Majestic Echelon II Direct Vent Gas Fireplace
- See-Through/Peninsula Model: Kingsman High Capacity Clean View Direct Vent Peninsula Gas Fireplace with Media
- Vent-Free: Monessen Magnum Herringbone Brick Vent-Free Firebox with Gas Log Set
Best Linear Fireplace
Linear fireplaces make an excellent choice for spaces where a large focal point is necessary. These fireplaces are great for commercial locations like hotel lobbies and restaurants, but they fit just as well into large residential great rooms and dens.
The White Mountain Hearth Boulevard Fireplace is our top choice for a linear fireplace this year. This unit features an impressive size, a premium electronic ignition, and contemporary fire glass. Customizable liners, media, and enhancements are also available to truly make this fireplace your own.
Best Gas Insert Fireplace
Gas fireplace inserts are a great option for those who are looking to update an old wood fireplace to something with lower maintenance requirements. These models slide into an existing hearth space with a venting system which can be installed inside the current chimney.
Our favorite gas fireplace insert is the Napoleon Oakville Series Gas Fireplace because of its customizability, reliable performance, and the backing of the Napoleon brand. Panels, surround and colors are all customizable here. Additionally, the SIT Proflame II Ignition System can be connected to a remote control for even greater convenience.
Most Realistic Gas Fireplace
A wood fireplace can be tough to replicate. However, some gas fireplace manufacturers go to great lengths to create an authentic wood fireplace appearance while still maintaining the benefits of a gas fireplace.
When it comes to realism, the Superior Electronic Ignition Direct Vent Gas Fireplace sits at the top of the list. Its clean-face design easily blends into any decor, while the high-definition ceramic log set creates an impressive firebox appearance, even when the fireplace is turned off. You’ll also be able to select between multiple liner options to match the design of your room.
Best Contemporary Gas Fireplace Option
Not everyone wants a traditional fireplace for their home. For those who are looking to make a statement with their design, a contemporary fireplace offers an alternative look for their space.
If you’re shopping for a more modern look, check out the Majestic Echelon II Gas Fireplace. With active flames, LED lighting and glass media, this appliance gives your space a sophisticated appearance while offering high performance. This fireplace also features a variety of optional heat kit upgrades for more efficient heat distribution for your space.
Top See-Through/Peninsula Gas Fireplace
Looking to add a fireplace to a peninsula wall? How about in a shared wall? For installations like these, you’ll need a special fireplace that looks great from more than one perspective.
When it comes to unique installations like these, we recommend the Kingsman High Capacity Clean View Direct Vent Peninsula Gas Fireplace. This fireplace can be configured with either contemporary fire glass media or a realistic log set depending on your needs. From a performance standpoint, this unit doesn’t disappoint with its high-capacity design and high heat output.
Best Vent-Free Gas Fireplace
If you’re looking to add a fireplace to a location where traditional venting isn’t an option or you’re just looking to maximize heat output, then a vent-free fireplace makes a great choice for your installation.
Our choice for ventless fireplace is the Monessen Magnum Firebox with Gas Log Set. This unit features a deep box, tall opening and powerful heating capacity. Multiple ignition options are available depending on what your installation requires, and various log set configurations allow for a personalized firebox look. Please note, vent-free fireplaces are prohibited in some areas, so be sure to check your local regulations and building codes before purchasing.
More Information About Gas Fireplaces
If you want to learn more about why we chose these gas fireplace models, check out some of our gas fireplace buying guides. These articles will give you a better understanding of the entire gas fireplace buying process.
- What to Consider When Buying a Gas Fireplace
- How to Choose the Best Fireplace for Your Project
- How to Shop for a Gas Fireplace
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