With the cooler weather looming closer, a gas fireplace can warm the soul as well as our homes. There is nothing like curling up with a good book and a beverage in front of a warm glowing fireplace. And if you have a gas burning fireplace it is better for the environment and less costly to run.
A gas fireplace has many advantages that make it even more appealing to a homeowner who is looking for not only style, but also savings for their energy bill.
Below are a list of advantages of a gas fireplace that will help you a decision choosing between gas or wood burning.
1. Continuous Heat
Unlike a log fireplace, a gas fireplace has constant heat.
2. No Hauling
No need to buy or chop firewood which means you are not harming a tree, which in turn helps the environment.
3. Energy Savings
A gas fireplace can save up to 25% on your energy bill.
4. No Cleaning
Because you are not using firewood it means no ashes to tidy or sweep up. Also a wood fireplace needs to be cleaned along the chimney die to prevent the build-up of creosote.
5. Easy to Operate
A gas fireplace is easy to turn on and off, just by the the flip of a switch unlike a wood fireplace that takes time to set up, and get your room warm instantly.
6. Environmentally Friendly
The environment benefits nicely from a gas fireplace because there are no fumes being released into the air, and a sound choice for the future. What will the next 20 year’s bring with power and how we make it. Natural Gas exists and is readily available with little work to supply.
There are gas fireplace models that have a blower already built in which helps to circulate the warm air throughout the home and not just in one area where the unit is places.
There is numerous styles and designs with gas fireplaces, and because of this it can add value to your home. From natural looking logs to beautiful grates, gas fireplace design has come a long way.
Most gas fireplaces come with easy to control remote control similar to a TV, making it easy to operate for anyone in the family.
10. Good for Kids
A gas fireplace is safer for children and pets since it is controlled and there are no fly away sparks or flames.
The cost of installing a gas fireplace is often more affordable that a wood burning one, and can be easily installed by Gas Works.
It’s less work than a wood alternative fireplace and is cleaner and safer. There is no wood piles, no wild life nests outside for spiders and snakes and no trips outside in the Winter to collect the firewood from a shed.
A gas fireplace is a sound investment, it’s an asset to your home, the typical Adelaide home will only increase in value when you choose to add a well designed feature fire place.