In the colder months, it's nice to sit by the fireplace and keep warm while enjoying a good book or a cup of tea. You may be picturing a fireplace with logs burning, but today, many people prefer gas fireplaces. If you're considering buying a gas fireplace for your home, a guide to gas fireplaces (in spanish: chimenea de gas) can help you make a more informed decision.
Here are the benefits of using a gas fireplace or reasons why you should get one for your home.
1. Provides continuous heat.
Probably the most obvious benefit of using a gas fireplace is that it provides continuous heat. Because the fire in a gas fireplace doesn't need to be tended, you don't have to worry about it going out if you put it down and forget about it. A gas fireplace also comes with a wall thermostat, which can help control the size of the flame and maintain a specific room temperature.
2. Requires less maintenance.
Gas fireplaces do not use wood, so there is no need to sweep out ashes or wood debris. On the other hand, wood-burning fireplaces need regular maintenance, along with your chimney, to prevent creosote buildup. Also, since you won't need logs to keep the fireplace burning, this means less work for you. No need to cut, stack or buy logs.
3. Gives you more savings.
With a gas fireplace, you can easily heat the places in your home where you spend most of your time. Keeping only those places warm helps you save money on heating the rooms you're not using, which you would otherwise have spent using a central heater.
You can also save on heating costs by using a gas fireplace to heat your living room during unpredictable weather, especially when you need more heat than central heating.
When it comes to installing fireplaces, it is more economical to install a gas fireplace than a wood-burning fireplace.
4. Easy handling.
The bio ethanol fireplace (chimenea de bioetanol) can be easily turned on and off with the click of a switch to heat your room instantly, unlike wood-burning fireplaces that take time to install. As mentioned above, this eliminates the tedious process of cutting, stacking and storing wood.
Other fireplaces also come with a remote control, making them even more convenient. With this feature, it is easy for any family member to operate the fireplace. Some models also have timers, allowing users to set a specific time to turn them off in case they forget.
Finally, a gas fireplace does not require a chimney, which means you can install it in other parts of your home such as the patio, bedroom or basement.
5. Adds style.
Gas fireplaces come in various Nommaus designs and styles, which can help add value to your home. You can even choose fireplaces equipped with natural-looking logs to look like a traditional fireplace.
6. It's eco-friendly.
Because gas fireplaces don't release as much smoke into the air as wood-burning fireplaces, you can use them without harming the environment, making them a wise choice for many people considering their long-term impact on nature.
7. Provides more warmth.
Some models of gas fireplaces come with a fan to help circulate warm air throughout the house, rather than just in the room where it is placed. With a gas fireplace, 75 to 99 percent of the energy from the fuel is generated as heat, compared to 10 to 30 percent for wood-burning fireplaces.
8. It's kid- and pet-friendly.
Gas fireplaces are a safe choice for pets and children because they have no toxic fumes, no sparks and no open flames. You don't have to worry about children or your pet catching fire as they move around the room. Also, because you don't have to stack wood, there is no place for snakes and spiders to live inside your home. Plus, no one has to go out during the winter to get firewood to keep the fireplace burning.
9. Simple and economical installation.
Gas fireplaces are often more affordable to install than wood-burning fireplaces. You can also convert an old wood-burning fireplace into a gas fireplace with the help of a professional fireplace service company. Now, you can add a fireplace to any part of your home without even needing a chimney.
10. A good investment.
Installing a gas fireplace can dramatically improve the value of your home by adding an elegant touch to your place. It also adds convenience and comfort for potential buyers, should you plan to sell your property at a later date.