Natural Gas Fireplace Installation in Ottawa

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If you want more control over the heat of your home and more convenience than a wood fireplace, you may want to consider a natural gas fireplace installation.

John The Plumber can help!

We’re available with licensed gas technicians who are professional, friendly, and provide high-quality results. Click below to schedule an appointment over the phone or online!

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John The Plumber can make the purchase and installation of your new fireplace as easy as it gets.

We can discuss some options, figure out the perfect fireplace for you and your home, pick it up, and install it.

We’re a full-service company, and we want to make the installation process as easy as possible.

For some people, a gas firepit is the last step to complete a perfect backyard!

They’re easy-to-use, safe, and a cleaner alternative to a wood fire pit!

Our technician can run the line to your new gas firepit and install the unit so you, your family, and your friends can enjoy some nights warm outside!

It’s wise to have your gas fireplace routinely inspected and serviced once a year.

During these inspections and service appointments, our gas technician will ensure that everything is working. They’ll inspect the burner, fan, venting, pilot light, thermostat, and clean the glass!

Proper maintenance and routine servicing is the best way to keep your equipment working properly and your home safe.

If you’ve fallen in love with a new fireplace and already purchased it, we’re happy to help.

We will come equipped with the proper tools and supplies to install a gas fireplace and set you up with a roaring fire!

It goes without saying that gas can be dangerous if it’s not used as intended.

If your gas fireplace isn’t working correctly, we strongly recommend that you shut off the gas and call a professional.

Our gas technicians are available for gas line inspections and repairs. If your new gas fireplace isn’t working as expected, we’re here to help!

Styles of Gas Fireplaces

No chimney? No problem.

A direct-vent gas fireplace doesn’t need a pre-existing chimney.

Instead, direct vent fireplaces use an exterior opening to exhaust outdoors.

They’re easy and practical for the many homes that would not otherwise accommodate a fireplace.

If you want a direct-vent fireplace, call John The Plumber!

Natural vent gas fireplaces function similarly to chimney wood fireplaces.

They pull in air from the inside of your home and release the combustion up through the chimney.

If you have a wood fireplace but you want to convert it to a natural gas fireplace, this may be the solution for you!

If you have a wood fireplace, installing an artificial log set may be the easiest and most economical way to install a beautiful and believable gas fireplace in your home.

Gas fireplace log sets use your existing fireplace and chimney. All that must be done is install a gas line to the fireplace and connect the fireplace in position.

Once it’s set up and running, the exhaust from the combustion will release through the chimney.

They’re beautiful, affordable, and easy!

Insert gas fireplaces are gas fireplaces that slide into your current fireplace opening. They’re available in a variety of looks and styles, and at a variety of pricing.

Standalone gas fireplaces are fireplace units that do not go into the wall.

They take up more floor space than some other alternatives, but they can be beautiful, decorative, and appreciated from anywhere in the room.

These gas fireplaces resemble the old wood-burning stoves that many of us grew up with!

They’re cozy, comfortable, and they radiate heat wonderfully.

If you’re looking for a gas fireplace with a classic look, a gas heating stove may be the option for you!

Outdoor gas firepits are a convenient, clean, and controllable alternative to wood firepits.

No more chopping wood, cleaning up ashes, or hosing it down when you’re ready to leave!

All you must do is shut it off!

If you’re interested in upgrading your outdoor firepit to a natural gas firepit, call John The Plumber!

Benefits of a Gas Fireplace

Humans have been enjoying fires for the last 400,000 years, and, perhaps longer!

That’s not a typo!

It’s practically in our blood to enjoy fires. There’s something about watching a fire that brings about a primal comfort that few other things offer.

If you want to get lost in the beauty of a fire, a gas fireplace is might be the modern upgrade for you!

No more wood shavings, birch bark, newspapers, wood stacking, or blowing!

With a gas fireplace, it can be as easy as turning a knob or pressing a button.

Not only is it easy to start, but it’s easy to stop, too! When you’re done, turn it off.

While chopping wood might be fun for the first while, it gets old fast!

If you upgrade to a gas fireplace, you’ll never have to worry about a sore back from swinging an axe again!

All you must do is remember to pay your utility bills!

There’s nothing quite like sitting by a warm fireplace.

A nice fire makes the gloomiest day better and the coldest day more comfortable.

Wood fireplaces come with a lot of maintenance and expenses!

You must remove ashes, have your chimney cleaned, and more!

Gas fireplaces, on the other hand, mostly run clean. They require little effort to keep it maintained, other than an annual service call from a gas technician.

If you’re struggling to study, grab your book and go to the fire!

Admittedly, a gas fireplace doesn’t have the same relaxing crackling and popping as a wood fireplace, but it provides a pleasant ambiance nonetheless!

A gas fireplace can make a house go from cold to hot in a few seconds. It’s fast, it’s effective, and it’s easy!

This might be from before your time, but the great ice storm of ’98 left many homes in Ottawa and the surrounding areas without power and heating.

With a natural gas fireplace, you don’t have to worry about running out of power! Gas lines run under the ground, so you’ll likely keep your fuel source even during the worst emergencies!

If a home has a beautiful fireplace, there’s a good chance that it’s the most memorable part of the home to potential buyers.

Even if you’re not into fires, there’s something magical about a great fireplace!

And, if it’s between two houses otherwise identical, except for a fireplace, the fireplace will most likely win that battle!

Gas fireplaces burn clean! Very few greenhouse gases are released due to natural gas or propane fireplaces.

If you’re trying to be mindful of the environment and eco-friendly, gas fireplaces are a great way to go!

Gas Fireplace Features To Consider

The Aesthetics

One of the most important considerations when buying a fireplace is how it will look! There are many different looks available, and it’s important to familiarize yourself with the options!

The Flame Appearance

Some flames have a little more flare than others. We recommend seeing videos or live demonstrations of the flame in action from various retailers.

Thermostat Control

Using a handheld remote, you can adjust the heat output for the desired temperature.

Electric Ignition

An electric ignition means you won’t need a pilot light, which will save you fuel in the longrun.

Adjustable Flames

This feature allows for an adjustment to the height of the flames.

Remote Control or Smart Connectivity

Your fireplace will connect to your smart home system.


The larger the area being heated, the more BTU’s you’re going to need.

Built-In Fan

A built-in fan circulates air around the firebox and into the room, which will heat a room quickly.

LED Accent Lights

LED lights can flicker in the box for a more realistic effect.

Why Choose John The Plumber For Your Gas Fireplace Installation?

Since 2006, John The Plumber has helped Ottawa homeowners with every issue he’s presented with.

We’re fast. We’re effective. We’re friendly.

On top of our outstanding customer service and customer accommodation, we also offer a fantastic warranty.

We truly believe we offer the best customer experience in town.

If you want your problems solved quickly and reliably by licensed professionals, call John The Plumber!

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Natural Gas Fireplace FAQ’s

Do I need to hire a professional?

Since both gas and venting are involved with the installation of a gas fireplace, it is strongly advised that you hire a licensed and insured gas technician for your gas fireplace installation.

How does the gas get outside?

Venting is required in order to release the exhaust outside. A vent can be cut directly into a wall or a chimney can be used.

That being said, ventless gas fireplaces do exist. But, they are not legal to own in Canada due to the risks involved with gas combustion indoors without an exhaust.

How do I clean the glass of my fireplace?

To clean a gas fireplace, you must shut off the fireplace and allow it to cool. Different models open differently, so check with your instruction manual how to safely open the fireplace. Apply a gas fireplace glass cleaner to a cloth and buff the soot off the panels.

Do not use an Ammonia based glass cleaner like Windex.

Can you help with our other gas appliances?

We’d love to help with your other gas appliances! Thank you for asking!

If you need a furnace repair or a new gas line hookup for a stove, we can help!

Call John The Plumber to schedule an appointment with a licensed gas technician!

Do You Service Other Gas Appliances?


John The Plumber installs and replaces any natural gas appliance in your home!

In fact, we recently launched our Rent hot water tank program to make water heater replacements more affordable than ever!

If you’re ready for a water heater replacement or any other gas appliance, we’re your local specialists!

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