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Sep 27, 2018

The Benefits of Gas Fireplaces

A gas fireplace, with a beautiful fireplace surround, is the perfect addition to any home. People have an intimate connection with fire, and gas fireplaces offer all the therapeutic effects of a wood fire, without some of the drawbacks.

Here’s what you can expect to gain as a result of installing a gas fireplace.

Consistent Level of Heat

With a gas fireplace, you can set a specific temperature, the fireplace reaches that temperature, and then consistently maintains it. In comparison, with a wood fireplace, there is simply no way to set a specific temperature—the temperature will fluctuate as your wood burns and smoulders. The only way to maintain a consistent level of heat is to continually add wood to your fire.

Easy to Use

To keep a wood fireplace burning, you need a large pile of chopped wood. Chopping wood isn’t an easy task, and loading a fireplace can also be laborious. A such, it’s no surprise that as fireplaces are perfect for the elderly, those less mobile, busy people, or people who don’t live in a wooded area or have ready access to firewood.

Safety

Gas fireplaces are safer than wood fireplaces as the heat is entirely contained. There’s no sparks or embers flying out, so there’s very little risk of the fire spreading.

Increased Heat Circulation

Gas fireplaces feature an internal fan that actually circulates the heat around and beyond the immediate area. This means that enjoy the warmth in a far greater area than you would with a wood fire.

No Chimney Needed

If you want to add a fireplace to an existing room, you’ll be happy to know that gas fireplaces don’t require a chimney. They can even be added to an existing fireplace, where a chimney already exists.

Remote Controlled

Many gas fireplaces come with a remote control. That means you can kick back with a book or put a movie on and control the temperature with just the click of a button. That's a lot easier than adding wood to your fire and shuffling wooden logs around every 30 minutes or so.

No Maintenance

Anyone that has had a wood fireplace knows just how much maintenance is involved. You have to sweep and remove the ash, clean out the chimney and make sure your wood is appropriately stored and kept dry. There's none of that with gas fireplaces. Simply flick a switch, and you’re good to go!

Efficiency

Gas fireplaces do an incredible job of creating heat. In fact, if you install one, you can save up to 25% on heating your home as compared to electric forms of heating. Closed gas fireplaces are exceptionally efficient, as they contain all the heat and then direct it out and around via the fan.

On top of all of these benefits, gas fireplaces offer all the magic of a conventional fireplace. They provide that beautiful, calming glow and the crackle. They also produce that natural heat that can just never be generated by an electric or ducted heating system.

Gas fires really are magic, without all the hassle that comes with traditional fireplaces. If you are in the market for a heating system for your home, a gas fireplace should be right at the top. And, our surrounds are the perfect complement to it.

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