Wood and gas fireplace: 12 reasons to choose a gas log fire
A spectacular appearance and a warm cosy house should be sufficient reason to have a gas fireplace.
But for the unconvinced, there are still a dozen great reasons why you should get a gas fireplace.
1. Beautiful Heat
How many things in life are both practical and beautiful? Depending on the manufacturer and model you can choose between realistic looking ceramic logs, stones, rocks, quartz or coal. This flame medium can be real or simulated. Gas fireplaces are also available in various finishes, many of which have attractive glass fronts. This really is a look available to everyone.
A lot of heat and speed
Gas fireplaces are available with a high heat output and can be immediately installed. This allows them to heat your home quickly and efficiently. You will really appreciate it when you get up on a cold morning or when you come home late at night.
3) Instant on and off
Unlike a wood-burning fireplace, the gas fireplace switches on immediately and can be switched off just as quickly. Don't waste any more time lighting up the fire and don't worry if you decide to go to bed or have to leave your home unattended.
4 Resale value
A gas fireplace increases the resale value of your home. The figures given are generally 75% or more of the initial investment.
5 Mood Enhancer
Is there anything more seductive than sitting in front of a beautiful fireplace on a cold evening? I may be just a hopeless romantic, but there is nothing better in my book!
6. There is no cleaning
An additional mood-enhancing factor for me is that I don't have to clean soot and ashes. No brushes, shovels or ashtrays. Gas fireplaces burn cleanly, without cleaning.
No wood storage is required If you have a wood fireplace, you must also have a dry place to store the wood. You should keep it away from home because firewood is a famous breeding ground for termites and spiders.
8 Without cutting, splitting, stacking, drying or moving the firewoodThe firewood takes work... breaking the spine. If you do it yourself, you have to cut, split, stack, dry and carry it to the fireplace. Even if you buy your firewood already shredded and seasoned, you still have to stack it and carry it to the fire. No fun, especially when it rains or is cold!
9 Thermostats and remote controls
Gas fireplaces offer the user full and immediate control. The temperature is thermostatically controlled, and many models even have remote controls. Not too hot or too cold, all right. Some even have programmable timers, so the unit switches on automatically. Try it with a wooden fire!
They can go almost anywhere.
Gas fireplaces can be installed in walls, in existing brick fireplaces or can be free-standing in a room. There are specific models for each type of installation. They are so versatile that they can be installed almost anywhere in the house.
11. better indoor air quality Unlike fireplaces for smoky wood, modern gas fireplaces have zero indoor emissions. They have direct air vents for incoming combustion air and a flue or electric duct to discharge the fumes outside the house.
What is this holiday without stockings hanging over the fireplace? You can add a coat to every built-in gas fireplace, so there is plenty of room for stockings and sheet metal.