Nothing makes a room more welcoming on a cold evening than a roaring fire in the grate, but for many, a wood fireplace is just too much effort. Fortunately, there is an alternative -- the gas fireplace. There are several benefits that make this a good option for your home.
1. Instant Ambiance
A traditional wood fireplace takes some time to use. You have to arrange the logs just so, get the kindling bundled and started, then carefully tend the fire until you have a self-sustaining flame. Even once this is done, you will have to continue to add wood to the fire for as long as you want it burning. With a gas fireplace, all you need to do is flip a switch and you will instantly have the heat and ambiance that you desire.
2. Heat Control
One issue with a standard wood fireplace is that it is hard to control the heat. When you prefer ambiance over heat output, it can be hard to build a fire just the right size to balance these two desires. A gas fireplace can be adjusted with a dial or knob to the desired heat setting. Some models even come with a remote control so you don't even have to get up to adjust the heat.
3. Increased Safety
There are dangers with wood fireplaces, such as chimney fires. Creosote buildup from soot or cracks in the chimney liner can lead to a fire, or a blocked fireplace may result in the buildup of dangerous gases in the home. Further, if soot comes into the home it can cause respiratory distress. Gas fireplaces have a low risk for fire and they do not produce particulates that harm the lungs. As long as they are vented properly gas buildup also won't be a problem.
4. Reduced Maintenance
There's no need to schedule frequent chimney cleaning or flue liner inspections with a gas fireplace. You also won't have to sweep out the ash after every few uses. The maintenance of a gas fireplace is relatively simple. You should have the connections and gas lines inspected annually, but this can be done when your furnace technician is onsite for your annual furnace tuneup. Other than that there is little to no maintenance necessary.
5. Extreme Simplicity
A gas fireplace is the simplest way to have a fire. You won't spend long hours chopping and splitting wood or carrying wood (and any pests therein) from the shed outside to the indoor fireplace. In fact, a gas fireplace requires no work at all in order to enjoy a warm fire on a winter day.
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22 September 2020
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