Advantages of Gas Fireplaces

When the colder months start to arrive, the idea of having a fireplace becomes more and more appealing. The extra heat brought in by a fireplace, along with the cozy atmosphere it offers, makes it an idyllic addition to anyone’s home.

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Yet, the search for the right fireplace in today’s modern world can be a challenge. There are a variety of options and styles and reading on the pros and cons of each type can be overwhelming. With society becoming more fast-paced, the best option would be something convenient and requiring little maintenance. Most people want something that allows the ability to get home from a work day and simply relax in front of the fireplace, without having to haul logs or track down kindling. If that sounds like what you are looking for, a gas fireplace is the choice for you.

Less Mess

One of the biggest reasons why people go with gas fireplaces is the low amount of mess created when using them. While wood fireplaces are more traditional, they can be very time-consuming between splitting and storing wood, cleaning out ash, and trying to decrease creosote build-up. Gas fireplaces require no kindling or stored up fuel and little maintenance as far as clean up.

Less Work

Chopping wood, finding a suitable place to store it, then cleaning up after yourself can end up making a relaxing fireplace more work than anyone ever set out for. You must also be skilled in starting and maintaining a fire, often needing to run back to your wood pile for more fuel. After the fire dies, ash needs to be scooped out and stored properly, and throughout the year the creosote and other debris must be scrubbed clean by a professional. This all seems like a lot of work for what is supposed to offer a relaxing atmosphere for your home. A gas fireplace simplifies this process for an equal result, turning on with simply the flip of a switch or push of a button.

Increased Safety

A big issue with regular wood-burning fireplaces is that they make a family more vulnerable to house fires. The fireplace is open and if anything flammable is near it could very easily catch on fire. The risk of someone getting burned is increased, as well. A gas fireplace has no open flame, making both of these risks less of an issue.

There is also an increase in safety in the amount of toxic airs being emitted into one’s home. Because of all of the soot and ash involved in a wood-burning fireplace, fumes and smoke can be a big issue and can end up affecting the health of your family. The amount of toxins produced from a gas fireplace is significantly less, as they heat without needing wood or similar fuel.

Installing Your Gas Fireplace

Installing your gas fireplace is easy with help from Pozzi Chimney Sweep. Call us today to set up an appointment and we can work towards finding the right fit for you and your home.