Last updated on January 5th, 2024 at 05:35 pm
Replacing your wood fireplace with gas has a lot of advantages, but you will really see the benefits when winter actually arrives. There are several different advantages of having a gas fireplace in the wintertime. Here are some of the things you should know before making your decision.
No Wood to Gather and Store
One of the biggest wintertime advantages to having a gas fireplace is that you will not have to gather and store any wood for fuel. Gathering or purchasing wood and finding a dry place to store it on your property can be difficult, especially if you live in a condo or similar dwelling without a garage, basement, or shed to store the wood in. You also don’t have to go out in the cold to get wood when you want a fire in your fireplace.
No Chimney to Clean
While you will have a chimney with your gas fireplace, it does not need extensive cleaning in the middle of the season. If you use a wood fireplace frequently for heat, you will discover that the chimney needs to be cleaned about half way through the season, or immediately after the weather starts warming up. With a gas fireplace, the fuel burns clean so you don’t have to worry about frequent chimney cleanings.
More Radiant Heat
A gas fireplace puts off more heat than a wood fireplace. First, the gas fireplace doesn’t require an open flu, so the heat is not going up the chimney but instead goes into your home. Also, with a gas fireplace you can control the size of the flame more efficiently. You can also get gas fireplaces that have a fan built in to blow the heat out into the room. This can significantly decrease your heating bills.