Nothing beats curling up with a good book or the family pet in front of a glowing fireplace. And if you have a natural gas burning fireplace, it is less costly to run and kinder on the environment and your home.
A natural gas fireplace has many benefits that make it even more attractive to homeowners who are looking for not only style but also a savings on their energy bill.
Below are 15 benefits of a natural gas fireplace that may make your decision to choose between gas and wood burning much easier.
15 Benefits of Installing a Gas Fireplace
Number #1: Continuous Heat. Unlike a log fireplace, a gas fireplace has a constant heat supply.
Number #2: No Hauling. With a gas fireplace you will never have to buy or chop firewood or worry about harming a tree.
Number #3: No Flying Sparks. Because there are no logs that means no ashes or fly alway sparks that you have to watch out for.
Number #4: Energy efficient. A natural gas fireplace can save you at least 25% on your energy bill
Number #5: Easy to operate. A gas fireplace can be turned on and off with the flip of a switch, unlike a wood burning fireplace that can burn out without notice.
Number #6: Environmentally friendly. The environment benefits nicely from a natural gas fireplace because there are no fumes or particles that are being released into the air or in your home.
Number #7: Stylish. There are numerous designs and styles in natural gas fireplaces that can add value to your home and look beautiful at the same time. From natural looking logs to beautiful grates, gas fireplace design has come a long way.
Number #8: No Chimney. Gas fireplaces usually have a venting system which means they do not need a chimney.
Number #9: Warmer. Some gas fireplace models 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 installed.
Number #10: Remote. Some manufacturers produce natural gas fireplaces with a remote control similar to a TV remote making it easy for anyone in the family to operate.
Number #11: No Restrictions. There are jurisdictions that have banned the use of wood burning fireplaces because of environmental concerns, this is not the case with gas fireplaces.
Number 12: Installation. It is often cheaper to install a natural gas fireplace than a wood burning fireplace and they can easily be installed by a Do-It-Yourselfer or a professional.
Number #13: No Storage. Because a natural gas fireplace runs on gas, it is meetred into the home by the local gas company making it easier for the homeowners who don’t have to worry about storing natural gas at home or on the premises.
Number #14: 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.
Number #15: No Creosote. Unlike a wood burning fireplace that needs to be cleaned along with the chimney due to a build-up of creosote, a gas fireplace does not require any cleaning.
Coastline Barbeques & Heating have a diverse range of wood burning, gas and electric fireplaces on the Gold Coast. We have stores conveniently located at both ends of the Gold Coast; Tweed Heads and Southport and for your added convenience we now also have an online store.