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Electric or Gas Fireplace- Which is better?

Electric or Gas Fireplace- Which is better?

When it comes to selecting a fireplace for your home, you will need to decide on the type that is best for your family and surroundings. Other aspects to consider will include your budget, the amenities that you prefer and whether you are in search of a fireplace that will be able to reduce your heating bills. Below are a few reasons as to why you may consider a gas fireplace over an electric fireplace.

Gas Fireplaces

Gas fireplaces typically are available in two options that include the vented options and the ventless types which do not necessitate a chimney. Below are the advantages:

•Gas inserts and log sets are a popular choice as you can turn these on with a simple flip or click of a button or switch. Some gas fireplaces are available with a remote-control that allows you the ease of turning on the fireplace from anywhere in the room.

While gas fireplaces are not designed to heat up the entire home, they will heat up a room sufficiently. This is a fantastic method for you to save money by warming a single area in your home opposed to having to crank up the heat to warm the entire home. Gas fireplaces are the best way to save on electric bills.

A gas fireplace provides ambiance. The fire inside the unit is real and operates in a similar fashion to a gas-oven. The burner is hidden by the logs that enable the flames to spread. Gas fireplaces will burn propane or natural gas, and they burn virtually clean. However, they do produce a small amount of carbon monoxide, which means they do best with a chimney.

Gas fireplaces are often selected for their heating capabilities and overall convenience. Also, the gas logs can offer a similar ambiance when compared to traditional wood-burning fireplaces.

Electric Fireplaces

Electric fireplaces dissipate heat directly into an area or room and do not need a chimney. Below are a few disadvantages:

•Electric fireplaces do not provide as much heat as a gas fireplace, and they can increase your heating bill substantially.

•Because there is no flame present, there is no ambient feeling, unless one purchases a model with a “digital” flame and many of these look fake.

•Due to the fact that an electric fireplace often does not come pre-assembled, you would need to put your own together or spend additional costs on hiring someone.

One of the biggest benefits electric is that they are safe. The flame is not open, and they are safer for the environment as there are very little fumes or particles released into the air.

Gas fireplaces are stylish, and you have the choice of many designs to suit your décor. They can be set up in any room in your home which allows you to expand on design theories and retain heat where you need it the most.
Which type of fireplace is the best option for your home? Call us today we can help you make the right choice most suitable for your home and price range.

We offer a free quote to supply and install an energy efficient fireplace with quality brands such as Napoleon, Montego and Regency.

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