You Should Know About The Popularity Of Gas Burning Fireplace

Gas burning appliances are user-friendly heating options with unparalleled features, great efficiency, and a minimal environmental effect, in addition to saving you the bother of making a fire out of actual wood that must be cut, split, and stored. If you’re not sure if one of these is suitable for your house, have a look at these answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding gas-burning appliances!

What are the advantages of using a gas-powered appliance over a wood-burning appliance?

The three most prevalent reasons why homeowners prefer a gas-burning appliance over a wood-burning device are as follows:

1) Energy Efficiency– Because gas ignites instantly and burns fully, it is more energy-efficient than wood, has a higher heat output, and is easier to manage. Despite the fact that modern technology has enhanced the energy efficiency of wood-burning stoves and inserts to an average efficiency of 70% or higher, gas-burning appliances have efficiency ratings of 80% or higher.

2) Versatile Installation– Because gas burns cleanly, there are many more venting choices for both gas stoves and fireplaces. Unlike wood-burning stoves, gas stoves may be vented via a wall rather than just through the ceiling, necessitating a less complicated ventilation system. Gas fireplaces may be even more flexible depending on whether you choose a zero-clearance fireplace or a direct vent fireplace. A zero-clearance fireplace is intended to be built securely in a framed wall, even near flammable materials. A wood-burning fireplace would not allow for this. Because of its adaptability, gas-burning appliances may be put in any area of your home as long as there is an adequate hookup to a gas line.

3) A Wide Range of Options and Controllable Features– Gas fireplaces, inserts, and stoves all have more user-friendly options and aesthetic variants than conventional fuel-burning equipment. Whether you want to zone-heat one level of your house or simply improve the aesthetics of a room, you can discover a gas fireplace that is the right size and design, with handy features that will meet your demands and match your lifestyle.

There are models with remote controls, models with thermostat control, and ones that can be turned on and off with the flip of a switch. Along with selecting the amenities you want, you may also modify the external design and the appearance of the hearth, allowing you to fully personalize your fireplace, stove, or insert to fit your aesthetic preferences.

What is the variance between a gas fireplace and a gas stove?

A gas stove is a standalone appliance, whereas a gas fireplace is built into the wall. A gas stove has the benefit of radiating heat from all four sides, whereas a fireplace only radiates heat from the front. While both may be used to zone-heat your home, stoves can frequently heat a larger area more effectively. Because they are both good alternative heating sources, many homeowners base their selection on looks.

Aside from the fireplace itself, you can also add a mantle and surround to a gas fireplace to make it a more stunning focal point. Whether your primary objective is to improve the ambiance of a room by installing a fireplace or to install an appealing alternative heating source, both gas stoves and fireplaces are available in a broad range of sizes and styles to complement your home’s décor.

Is it safe and ecologically good to use gas-powered appliances?

Yes. Whether you use natural gas or propane to heat your home, it will burn cleaner (or emit fewer combustion byproducts into the atmosphere) than a wood, pellet, or coal-burning fireplace, stove, or insert. Unlike wood or pellet appliances, it will not cause creosote deposits to form in the chimney or flue, lowering the risk of a chimney fire, since this highly combustible tar-like material is generated by burning wood and wood byproducts are the primary cause of chimney fires. It also reduces the risk of house fires caused by improperly disposed of hot ashes, as gas-burning appliances do not create ash.

Is it possible to use gas logs in my present fireplace?

Gas logs have the look of a traditional fireplace without the hassle of cutting wood, lighting a fire, and cleaning up ashes. While gas logs may provide a significant amount of heat, Wisconsin State Code requires that all gas logs be vented for safety reasons, thus the majority of the heat produced will be lost up the chimney, just as it would if you were burning firewood in a traditional chimney. They are still a stylish, low-maintenance accent to a bare fireplace.

The installation of gas logs in your fireplace is dependent on the type of fireplace you have and the availability of a gas line to tap into. Gas logs may be used in most traditional wood-burning fireplaces, as well as select wood-burning stoves and prefabricated fireplaces. Whether you want to use gas logs in a factory-built heating device, first read the handbook to see if it says it is compatible with gas logs. Gas log sets, like any other gas-burning equipment, should always be fitted by a qualified expert. If you’re not sure whether your fireplace will work with gas logs, one of our experts can help.

Hopefully, this information will help you decide whether a gas-burning appliance is right for you. If you have any more questions, please stop by Burlington and speak with one of our trained employees. We can offer you further information and show a variety of gas fireplaces, stoves, inserts, or gas logs so you can see how simple they are to operate. You might be amazed at how well and precisely today’s gas fireplaces and stoves can imitate the look of a real wood-burning fire.

Related posts