Save on Home Energy Costs with a Gas Fireplace
Posted in Fireplaces & Real Estate, on February 11, 2020
Gas fireplaces have increasingly gained popularity in homes, for a variety of reasons. Not only are gas fireplaces efficient, but they look beautiful. And aside from their aesthetic appeal, gas fireplaces can really make a positive addition in a home without incurring crazy installation costs. Gas fireplaces are an eco-friendly solution that provide the warmth and coziness that only a roaring fire can give you, without having to cause harm to the environment, and are easy to maintain and repair. Often compared with central heating, here is what you need to know on how gas fireplaces save energy for homes.
Should I pick a gas fireplace or central heating?
One of the main questions that many have, the answer tends to be ‘it depends.’ Some of that decision will depend on the size of the home, and whether the entire house needs to be heated or just certain rooms, etc. However, in most cases, gas fireplaces tend to be the choice. Gas fireplaces offer a cost-friendly heating solution that is efficient and energy-friendly while still bringing the heat, so to speak. Central heating could work for smaller houses, or places with an open-plan design but for most homes, gas fireplaces tend to be the best solution.
Can gas fireplaces complement central heating?
The short answer is yes, yes it can. Gas fireplaces are a complementary force to central heating for several reasons. Gas fireplaces can provide an extra level of warmth and heat in conjunction with central heating, which can be really useful for this super-cold nights where you just want to be warm and toasty. And gas fireplaces are also useful for rooms where central heating just does not have the same kind of reach, especially in homes with lots of rooms or an open-plan property. Having gas fireplaces alongside central heating ensures that you are saving energy when needed, and don’t need any additional heating equipment for particularly cold winters.
Is a gas fireplace better or wood-burning?
This is another confusion that pops up, since you have two options for fireplaces: gas, or wood-burning. But again, this choice is largely going to depend on what you want and your particular home. For many, a wood-burning fireplace is important for aesthetic appeal, to watch the wood crackle and burn and to have a particular smoky scent in the house for ultimate warmth. While it does create a warm atmosphere, there isn’t that much benefit to it. Although logs are cheap, there is an environmental impact that needs to be considered. Wood-burning is not great for the environment, and it does rely on logs and of course, wood, which is a finite resource. On the other hand, gas fireplaces are energy-saving, they do not require logs or wood to run, and are generally better for the environment. While they may not crackle and burn the way a wood-burning fire does, they do provide a similar level of warmth and comfort that ultimately helps you save energy and costs.
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