Fireplace Buying Tips

Natural Gas Fireplace

Fireplace design has evolved and you have many options available to customize the style and finish, energy-efficiency and location of your new fireplace.

Select a dealer

Union Gas delivers gas to your home but we do not sell, rent, or service gas appliances.

Contact a retailer or contractor registered with the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) to select a fireplace.

Finding the right fit

The heat output of your fireplace is an important indicator in determining which unit to choose - a bigger fireplace is not necessarily better. Take into consideration your overall home heating needs and room size, including ceiling height. Learn about fireplace types.

Choose your level of energy-efficiency

Fireplace efficiency (FE) is the measure of a fireplace's energy-efficiency performance over an entire heating season and is expressed as a percentage. The higher the number, the more efficient the unit. Learn about fireplace energy-effliciency.

Installing a natural gas fireplace

  • Your dealer may be able to handle every aspect of your installation, including arranging an authorized contractor.
  • Once you have ordered your natural gas fireplace, a qualified Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) contractor, registered with the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) must install the fireplace and gas services needed.
  • You'll need to decide on a venting system to supply air and remove combustion gases.