Advantages of Installing Gas Fireplaces
When winter invades our lives, a fireplace can warm our souls as well as our homes. There is nothing better than curling up with a cup of coffee and a good book in front of a glowing fireplace. When we think of a fireplace, we immediately conjure up pictures of a traditional wood burning fireplace. However, with evolution in technology, gas fireplaces have slowly started to replace real wood burning fireplaces, especially in contemporary homes. Due to their increased popularity and ease of use, natural gas fireplaces are being installed much more frequently.
At Lopi, we serve both types of fireplaces, but freestanding gas fireplaces have a competitive advantage over wood-burning fireplaces.
If you are searching for a fireplace and can’t decide between the two options – gas or wood burning, we recommend you read the advantages of gas fireplaces before making a final decision.
Wood burning fireplaces require you to add frequent logs to maintain the heat. It can be a daunting task to have to keep adding wood to maintain your fire. With a natural gas fireplace, there is no such issue. It provides a constant heat supply with the use of wood.
The obvious advantage of gas fireplaces have is, that they are easy to use compared to log fireplaces. All you need to do is flick a switch or press a button, and you will get fire immediately. There is no need to worry yourself about buying suitable logs, chopping the firewood, stacking them, or having to harm a tree. Most importantly, you can overlook tending the fire, and there will be no ashes to clean up later as well.
Apart from its ease of use functionality, a gas fireplace is energy efficient also. Saving you on your energy bills, particularly if you decide to go with zone heating. The zone heating functionality allows you to heat a room only when you are in the room.
All fireplaces must be safe to use, but not all products are perfect. When we talk about safety, all brands have their pros and cons. Gas fireplaces, however, are safer than other fireplaces as they do not possess an open flame. So, you are less likely to experience a fire compared to your traditional wood burning fireplace..
Gas fireplaces have a benefit of not producing any ashes when they burn. Meaning, no ashes will fly out, unlike a wood burning fireplace. There is not much cleaning up leftover ash, which means that the air you breathe will be smoke-free. The heat is always continuous and steady in a gas fireplace, never allowing your venting system to accumulate creosote.
Gas fireplace runs on natural gas, which is metered into your home by a local gas company. Making it easier for you as you won’t be required to store natural gas at home.
Whether it is an apartment building or a residential home, there are several styles and designs in natural gas fireplaces that can add value to your living space.
Natural gas fireplaces have endless benefits. So, If you are considering purchasing one, we recommend you contact us. Our professionals can assist you with choosing the right natural gas fireplace based on your home and requirements.