Gas Fireplaces for Your Home

A gas fireplace offers the ease of gas fuel and the warmth of a real flame, making it perfect for any living space.

Residential Gas Fireplaces

Looking for Nanaimo’s top choice for gas fireplace installation? Look no further than West Temp! We’re here to help from choosing the perfect fireplace to completing the installation safely.

Tailored Fireplace Selection

Our certified technicians collaborate with you to select the ideal fireplace for your home and budget, offering various styles, sizes, and features to choose from. Napolean’s excellent interactive fireplace design studio can also help you find exactly what you’re looking for!

Effortless Ambience

Gas fireplaces offer the cozy ambiance of a flame without the mess, hassle, or worry of traditional wood-burning fireplaces. Enjoy the convenience of a switch or remote control for instant comfort.

Versatile Installation Options

Gas fireplaces can be installed virtually anywhere in your home, be it the centre of a room, an exterior wall, or even a shared wall between two rooms. They don’t impact air quality like wood stoves, allowing you to enjoy warmth guilt-free.

We also offer ongoing maintenance to keep your gas fireplace running smoothly for years to come.

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Why Choose a Gas Fireplace?

When it comes to fireplaces, gas is definitely the way to go. Here are just a few reasons why a gas fireplace is a great choice for homeowners in Nanaimo.

Energy efficiency

With a gas fireplace, you’ll stay cozy and warm without wasting energy. Unlike traditional wood-burning fireplaces, there’s no heat lost up the chimney and no need to constantly restock on wood.


Picture this: it’s a chilly evening, you’re snuggled up on the couch, and you want to enjoy a roaring fire. With a gas fireplace, all you have to do is press a button – many models even include remote operation.


There’s no need to worry about wayward sparks or flying embers with a gas fireplace. They’re much safer than wood-burning fireplaces, making them a great option for families with kids or pets.

Home value

Looking to boost your home’s value? Installing a gas fireplace is a great way to do just that. It’s an attractive feature that many homebuyers look for, and it’ll help your home stand out from the rest.

Zone heating

Gas fireplaces allow for zone heating, which means you can heat only the rooms you use the most instead of heating the entire house. This can lead to significant energy savings and lower utility bills.

Aesthetic appeal

Gas fireplaces come in all kinds of styles and designs, so you can choose one that complements your home’s decor. Whether you’re going for a rustic feel or a modern vibe, there’s a gas fireplace out there for you.

Gas Fireplace Installation Process

From consultation to aftercare, West Temp always puts our customers first when it comes to installing gas fireplaces. Here’s what you can expect of the process.



Contact West Temp to schedule a consultation to assess your home and discuss your preferences and budget to determine the best type of gas fireplace for your needs.



With your preferences, needs, and budget in mind, we will provide an estimate for a range of gas fireplace options to choose from, along with our recommendations.



Once you’re ready to move forward we’ll schedule a time for installation. We’ll ensure that your home is ready for installation, including making any necessary modifications to your home’s ventilation or gas lines.



On install day our team will arrive at your home with all the necessary equipment and materials. We’ll work efficiently to ensure that your new fireplace is installed properly and safely.



After installation, you’ll receive detailed instructions on how to operate and care for your new gas fireplace. We also offer ongoing maintenance services, and can schedule regular maintenance at this time.

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Fireplace Brands

West Temp installs gas fireplace models from trusted Canadian manufacturers such as Napoleon and Archgard, with styles and design options to suit any home.

For design inspiration, visit Napolean’s excellent interactive fireplace design studio to help you find exactly what you’re looking for.

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Gas Fireplace FAQs

We hope this FAQ section helps you get the info you need to make an informed decision about choosing a gas fireplace.

If you don’t find what you’re looking for here, just give us a call – we’re happy to answer any questions you may have.

  • Are gas fireplaces safe?

    Gas fireplaces are generally considered to be safe when installed and maintained correctly. However, it’s important to have your gas fireplace inspected and serviced regularly by a professional to ensure that it’s operating safely and efficiently.

  • Can a gas fireplace be used during a power outage?

    Most gas fireplaces require electricity to operate, so they won’t work during a power outage. However, some models have battery backup systems that allow them to operate without electricity.

  • How does a gas fireplace work?

    A gas fireplace works by burning natural gas or propane to produce heat and flames. The gas is typically supplied through a pipeline or tank, and the flames are ignited by a pilot light or electronic ignition system.

  • How often should a gas fireplace be serviced?

    Gas fireplaces should be serviced and inspected by a professional at least once a year. This helps to ensure that the fireplace is operating safely and efficiently, and can help to prevent any issues from developing.

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