Fireplace Knowledge Base

There’s more to a fireplace than meets the eye.

Learn the difference between gas and electric systems, the key technologies involved, and everything else you need to know to make an informed decision.

Learn the Basics

When it comes to selecting the fireplace, insert or stove ideal for your family’s needs and indoor environment, there is no standard boilerplate solution. Gas- and electric-powered units both come with their own set of benefits.

Before you Buy

Your Continental fireplace/insert/stove product purchase is an important decision. We invite you to learn more about all the options available to you so you can make a well-informed choice your family will enjoy and savor for generations.


Get to know the most common terms used in gas and electric fireplaces to help you make an informed purchase decision and enjoy the quality of performance you need and deserve.

Key Technologies

Traditionally, fireplaces have directed heat out of the firebox to radiate heat throughout the room, with the warmest area being directly in front of the fireplace. With Continental’s Universal Heat Management System and Hot Air Distribution System, your linear gas fireplace can incorporate a set of ducts that move the heat from your fireplace to exactly where it’s needed for improved comfort.