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Our trained technicians are happy to speak with you on the best choices for your home or inspect your hearth for any safety issues or non-working parts.

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IS YOUR HOME HEARTHLESS?

Adding a new fireplace is easier than you might think. Metro Hearth and Home offers the best of Majestic brand fireplaces in central Iowa.

NEW HOME OR REMODEL

BUILDING OR REMODELING YOUR HOME?

Gas fireplaces offer several installation and maintenance advantages over wood fireplaces, so be sure to include a gas fireplace in your plans. Let us show you your options.

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Not sure if a new or existing fireplace is working properly? We can help. Our Hearth and Home experts
are happy to inspect your fireplace for any safety issues or non-working parts.

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From an elemental standpoint, fire is king. From a design standpoint, the regal ambiance a fireplace brings to a space is undeniable. With today’s hearth innovations and technologies, it’s possible to include a fireplace in virtually any room in your residential or commercial project.

WHY A GAS FIREPLACE?

Gas-fueled fireplaces offer the most versatility of placement, model variety, and technology. Majestic gas-fueled fireplaces will not only add an unforgettable focal point to your home but ambiance and comfort to the spaces you’re creating to deliver an experience of royal proportions. Clean-burning and efficient, building and design professionals typically include at least one gas-fueled fireplace in entry-level new construction homes as well as a second or third fireplace when planning move-up or luxury/custom properties.

  • A gas fireplace will add between $2,950 – $5,900 to a home’s value
  • Direct vent gas is the preferred technology in every green building program.

WHY A WOOD-BURNING FIREPLACE?

Majestic wood burning fireplaces are a robust, reliable and budget-friendly alternative to true masonry fireplaces and are ideal for projects where the hearth is used seasonally or when end-users are seeking the hands-on experience of a wood-fueled appliance. It’s important to understand local codes when specifying wood burning models, particularly when seeking to comply with EPA requirements and other state, city or provincial mandates.

Energy-conscious consumers are fueling the trend of using gas fireplaces, inserts and pellet stoves to provide zone heating for the spaces used most often. Utility bills are lower when they can turn down the thermostat on a central furnace and use the gas fireplace as a supplemental heat source. Highly efficient natural gas fireplace inserts, for example, can heat up to 1,000 square feet of living space at low cost.

When purchasing a gas fireplace, ask about its efficiency first. Until recently, most efficiency ratings were steady-state measurements – the maximum efficiency the fireplace could achieve operating under controlled laboratory conditions and after running at equilibrium for a long period of time. This measurement does not take into account many of the ways in which heat loss occurs in a fireplace.

A steady-state rating is comparable to the good gas mileage a car achieves when cruising on the highway, as opposed to the much lower mileage you get in start-and-stop city driving. With a gas fireplace, the actual operating efficiency of the unit once it is installed in your home will be lower than the steady-state efficiency – in some cases, much lower.

Energy efficiency considerations

Gas fireplaces are becoming popular, both for new homes and for replacement of units in existing dwellings. Most units are built-in, whereas others are free-standing and resemble a wood stove. If you are looking for a gas fireplace, consider its particular application: Are you looking for a decorative appliance or a heating appliance? Is the unit the right size for the space, or are there supplemental ways to help move the heat to other areas of the home? Do you understand the difference between zone heating and central heating?

Consider this:

  • Every make and model has an EnerGuide rating, not just the most efficient ones.
  • Vented gas fireplaces can look attractive and still be energy efficient
  • Remember, the higher the FE number, the better the efficiency

Gas fireplaces are typically cheaper to install in the home. They can also save up to 25% on your energy bill, especially if you decide to go with zone heating, which allows you to heat a room only when you are using it.

BUYING RESOURCES

Get important information about fuel choices, how those choices affect the cost of your appliance, as well as what to consider when purchasing a fireplace or insert. With these resources, you can rest assured that you’ve made the best choice for your family and your budget.

Heating Considerations

Watch this video to see what things you should consider when buying a hearth appliance.

Fuel Choice Matrix

Learn more about different fuel types—and make the best choice for you.

Linear and Contemporary Comparison

Learn more about different linear and contemporary fireplaces—and make the best choice for you.

Gas Appliance Cost Calculator

See how much you pay per hour to operate your appliance.

KEY TECHNOLOGIES

We want you to be very satisfied with your new fireplace. This section contains helpful information to ensure that you understand the options you have and are able to make the right choice for your needs.

IntelliFire Touch

IntelliFire Touch is the most advanced and intuitive IntelliFire system available, making operating your fireplace simple, smart and safe.

Direct Vent Technology

With Direct Vent Technology, your fireplace can use outside air for combustion, expelling 100% of the combustion exhaust and by-products.

Heat Management Solutions

Heat Management solutions allow you to enjoy the fire in comfort and at the same time control the heat.

IntelliFire Technology

IntelliFire features intermittent-pilot Ignition (IPI) allowing you to conserve fuel and money when the fireplace is not in use.

Power Venting Technology

Power venting technology makes it possible to install a gas fireplace virtually anywhere.

Zone Heating

This climate control technology provides homeowners with the option to redirect heat output to specific areas of the home, improving heating efficiency.

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We want your hearth products to continue to look great and operate flawlessly. If you are unable to find what you are looking for on the website, please give us a call and we will be happy to help.

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