When choosing a fireplace for your home, you’ll be faced with two options: gas or wood. Right off the bat, there are two distinct differences – gas is cleaner and more convenient than wood.
While both are extremely attractive and appealing, gas may be more beneficial and should be considered as the first choice. Here’s why:
- Consistent Heating
With a wood fireplace, logs burn out and have to be replaced to keep the heat consistent. With a gas fireplace, you’ll enjoy steady heat as long as you have gas.
- Less Cleaning
After using a wood fireplace, you need to clean out the soot. Additionally, if you don’t clean it thoroughly, it leaves behind creosote (dangerous by-product). Gas fireplaces barely need any cleaning in between uses and leave no contaminants behind.
- Safer for Families
Wood fireplaces tend to spark where gas fireplaces don’t. Many gas fireplaces come complete with remote controls and can be turned off in seconds in case of an emergency.
- Heat Flexibility
A wood fireplace has one setting and cannot be manually adjusted. With a gas fireplace, you can adjust the temperature by raising or lowering the flame.
- No Storage Space Needed
Storing wood has many disadvantages. It is a breeding ground for pests and is typically stored outside which means you’ll have to go out in the cold to fetch the wood and try to keep it dry. Gas fireplaces are much more convenient and require no additional storage space.
- More Affordable
Keeping your wood pile stocked is more expensive than you might think. A gas fireplace is a much more cost-effective way of keeping your home warm.
Keep your home comfortable this winter by installing a gas fireplace. Action Gas are reputable and affordable gas fireplace installers Johannesburg. Give them a call today!