Winter is here and we can finally snuggle up on the couch with a cup of hot chocolate and a book with the fire burning in the background.
While an actual wood fire is great for outdoor purposes, it can affect the indoor air quality, not even mentioning the cleaning you’ll have to do afterwards. Here’s why you should have a gas fireplace instead.
- It looks good
Gas fireplaces come in various designs and finishes. Not only is it more practical but it’s more pleasing to the eye than a wood fireplace.
- It’s faster
Not only does it eliminate the time to get a fire started – you just push the on/off button and you’re set – it heats your home even quicker. You’ll appreciate this on a cold morning or when you come home from work tired and cold.
- No cleanup necessary
As appealing as wood fire might sound when you’re done you have to clean up the ashes. Gas fireplaces require no clean up except for the usual dusting now and then.
- You don’t have to store and prepare wood
Storing firewood comes with its own set of challenges. You have to keep it dry and far away from your home since spiders and termites love to use it as a breeding ground. As for preparing wood, it is hard work. And even if you don’t have to cut it yourself, fetching wood outside when it’s raining is no fun at all.
- Better indoor air quality
A gas fireplace has no indoor emissions. The combustion gas is taken outside through vents. Contrary to smokey fireplaces of course.
If you’re in the market for a gas fireplace, make sure you use reputable gas installers Johannesburg. Get in touch with Action Gas today for a free quotation.