In the past, wood and coal burning fireplaces needed a chimney to facilitate the circulation of air. They also had to emit the toxic gases produced by the burning firewood.
Chimneys are expensive to both build and maintain. That’s without even thinking of the mess created during the process of building a chimney.
A gas fireplace eliminates all of these costs and troubles, because it does not require a chimney, due to its clean flame and minimal requirements for ventilation.
Natural Gas Fuel
A modern gas fireplace also does not need fuel to be delivered. Gas is supplied through a pipe from your energy provider. Also you do not need to go out to order or buy it, nor do you need to transport it to your house or wait for it to be delivered.
In fact, gas is one of the simplest fuel types that you can use in your house. It has a continuous supply coming into your home, low maintenance requirements, and a clean flame.
Gas fireplaces incorporate superior and more modern technologies than wood fireplaces. They also do not have the potential for hot coals. And you don't have to worry about flying embers starting a fire in your house.
Rather than a chimney, some gas fireplaces use a flue often made of a metal such as aluminum to direct gases and waste emissions out of your house. These flues don't require much maintenance. You should just check them from time to time to ensure they are not becoming blocked. A blocked flue can result in a build up of carbon monoxide gas so you should keep a carbon monoxide detector nearby to ensure that you're safe from the fumes. Carbon monoxide detectors are cheap and every house should have one or more.
Although the fireplaces themselves may be more expensive than conventional wood fireplaces. The money and time saved in the long run on fuel and maintenance will be worth it.
Gas fireplaces can be installed in any room of your house. The amount of heat they emit can be easily controlled, so they are suitable for rooms of any size.
You can install a gas fireplace in your bedroom, bathroom, living room, kitchen or home office.
Lots of Styles Available
Many different designs of gas fireplaces are available. You can choose from ones that imitate traditional wood burning fires to entirely modern and futuristic designs.
To help you decide whether a modern gas fireplace is right for you, why not look at a few pictures to see what styles are available, and whether a gas fire would fit within your budget?
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