What Makes Gas Fireplaces the Popular Choice?
Over one-third of homes have at least one fireplace, whether it be gas, wood-burning, or purely decorative. However, gas fireplaces are becoming increasingly popular with homeowners who want to have an attractive fireplace without the hassle of purchasing or collecting wood, maintenance, and clean-up. Keep reading to learn more about the advantages of choosing a gas fireplace.
A wood-burning fireplace requires fuel to burn. This is generally in the form of firewood that you have to either buy, or find, chop, and collect yourself. However, a gas fireplace does not actually burn anything, and therefore requires no fuel of any kind. Because you are not actually burning anything, you also do not have to worry about cleaning up ash or other residue from your fireplace.
Convenient and Easy to Use
If gas fireplaces do not actually burn anything, then how do they work? Simply flip a switch to turn on your beautiful gas fireplace. You may even be able to use a remote control or set a timer for when you want it to turn on or off. It could not be easier and because there are no sparks (as from a wood-burning fire), gas fireplaces are a safer and more environmentally friendly option.
There are a few ways in which gas fireplaces are more cost-effective than wood-burning fireplaces. As already mentioned, there is less maintenance involved, as you do not have to keep a chimney clean and unblocked, and do not have to purchase firewood. Though regular maintenance is needed, it may not be as involved or expensive as a wood-burning fireplace. Gas fireplaces can also save you on your energy bill as they can produce more heat, and can be more energy-efficient. Additionally, installation costs for a gas fireplace may be less expensive than a more traditional wood-burning fireplace.
If you are thinking about installing a fireplace in your home, then consider the many benefits of a gas fireplace. Gas fireplaces are attractive, cost-effective, and generally easier to maintain than wood-burning fireplaces. They are also safer overall, which makes them a great option for households with children or pets because there is no open flame or sparks to contend with. Contact The Flame Company today to learn more about gas fireplaces and how they are a great fit for any home.