Gas Fireplace or Wood-Burning Fireplace?

Gas fireplaceThere are major differences between gas fireplaces and wood-burning fireplaces. The type that you should install depends on your living situation, and how you intend to use it. Gas fireplaces have become extremely popular in recent times. Many people though, still prefer traditional wooden fireplaces. On this page, we’ll examine the pros and cons of each type, and consider who each is best for.

Gas fireplaces are very popular with home owners because of their ease of use. They have been growing in popularity for some time, and that trend doesn’t look like slowing down. There are many advantages of having a fireplace that is powered by gas.

First of all, with no wood being required, there is no need to create extra storage space. Also, there is no need to lug wood into the house every time you want to start a fire. Not only does this help you cut back on costs, but it also saves you a lot of hassle.

Another benefit is that there is less wear and tear to deal with. With no embers or sparks flying around, the body of the fireplace is protected. This allows you to sit back and relax when using your fireplace.

Also, gas fireplaces are warmer than wood fireplaces. Gas systems give out convected heat, whereas wooden fireplaces give out radiant heat. Convected heats fills an entire room, while radiant heat only surrounds the fire itself. What’s more, a gas fireplace can be turned on at the flip of a switch, making it very easy to use.

While there are many great advantages of having a gas powered system, some people still like to stick with traditional wooden fireplaces. The advantages of wooden fireplaces are the in aesthetics, authenticity, and fuel sustainability.

Wood-burning fireplaces provide a environmentally friendly way of heating the home. As long as a tree is planted for every tree knocked down, wood remains a renewable source. In contrast, natural gas and it’s alternative of propane, are fossil fuels.

Wood-burning fireplaces are great for anyone who wants a ‘real’ fire. While there are many nicely designed gas fireplaces with attractive looking flames, at the end of the day they are fake. Therefore, wood fireplaces look great for people who want an authentic feel in their home.

Wood-burning fireplaces are also ideal for people who aren’t too fussed about keeping their homes constantly heated. If you don’t need to use it often, then an authentic fireplace can be a great addition to your home.

Gas fireplaces on the other hand are essential for people who need constant heating, and want a system that is easy to use. People living in colder climates can really benefit from them.

The key to choosing a good fireplace is to decide which system is best for your home. Consult with professionals and seek advice on what type of fireplace would be suitable for you.

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One Response to Gas Fireplace or Wood-Burning Fireplace?

  1. monette says:

    I had Greg from Murray Utah location come to service my gas Heatilator fireplace the first week of Feb. Greg stayed 15 min. seemed confused, tried bypassing a sensor wire and agreed to come back if pilot light did not stay lit (the original reason for calling him). It went out 15 min. after he left my home. But my biggest frustration came when calling him on Feb. 21st to ask for help. He was argumentative, defensive, and said things like “its not my fault; I am not responsible; your fireplace is junk!” I found him to be very unprofessional and rude. Then he hung up on me! Our verbal agreement was service and diagnostic for $80. He gave me neither. Did not even clean it-in fact-he left a pile of dust on my wood floor.

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