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Electric Wall Fireplaces VS Gas Fireplaces: Which Do You Need?

 by fireplacesuperstore on 14 Nov 2016 |
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Winter is right around the corner, and with winter comes high electric bills. Some home and loft owners choose gas fireplaces over electric fireplaces to curb high fees associated with utilities.

Of course, choosing a gas fireplace over an electric fireplace isn’t always as easy as just considering the price associated with each.   So what’s the best way to determine which fireplace is right for your home or business? What factors should you consider before chunking down a stack of cash for your new fireplace?

Gas Vs Electric—Up Keep

In general, gas fireplaces require you to keep tabs on your energy source. Typically, gas fireplaces are heated by either natural gas or propane. This means you’ll have to consider ventilation to ensure that you and your family are safe. Gas fireplaces also provide a more traditional glow reminiscent of wood burning fireplaces. Most come with fake firewood which provides the effect you are likely looking for.

On the other hand, when you choose an electric wall fireplace you never have to worry about the amount of gas left to heat your home or other appliances. Electric fireplaces, unlike their gas counterparts, don’t present any hazards. Electric fireplaces can also be portable, which allows you take it with you when you move to a new home. They can be used in any room of the home, which isn’t the same with gas fireplaces that require a gas line of some sort.

Tips for Making Your Decision

Here are few simple ways to narrow down your selection from gas and electric.
  • Consider the age of your property (older homes might be more difficult to install a gas fireplace in.)
  • Think about how much warmth you need (different units have different outputs of heat)
  • Consider consulting a professional before making your final decision
Whether you choose a gas fireplace for your home or an electric wall fireplace, ultimately the goal is to stay warm and cozy in your home. Keep this information in mind to make the best decision for your family and home.

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