Propane 101: Fireplaces
We can all agree that there’s nothing better than the ambiance of a fireplace. The warmth & pleasure that it provides creates a cozy atmosphere to which nothing compares. With propane fireplaces you can have the warmth and cozy feel of a real fire without the hassle. Keep reading to find out what puts propane fireplaces ahead of the rest!
1. More Efficient
Fireplaces powered by propane offer fireplace efficiency (FE) ratings exceeding 90%, while traditional wood-burning fireplaces are about 15% efficient. The lack of efficiency in wood-burning fireplaces is largely contributed to the loss of thermal energy, and warm air, through the chimney and out of the home.
2. Easy to Use
Propane fireplaces offer features that wood-burning fireplaces only dream about, including: push-to-start, remote control options, advance temperate control and more! You can even turn it on with your smartphone!
3. Low Maintenance
Propane fireplaces are virtually maintenance-free, with the exception of a recommended professional cleaning and adjustment! They require no wood logs and won’t create ash and soot, whereas, wood-burning fireplaces require regular cleanings as they produce creosote as the wood is burned, which may become a fire hazard as it accumulates.
4. Go Green
Propane carries a smaller environmental footprint, produces fewer particulate emissions and less carbon monoxide than wood-burning units. When you burn wood, you’re releasing more harmful toxins into the environment, and your home, than you know of. Trees absorb a vast array of man-made air pollutants, which are then re-released into the air of your home when you start a fire.
5. Designed For YOU
The fireplace is a permanent and irreplaceable fixture in American homes so it’s important that your fireplace complements your home décor style. Whether your home décor style is traditional or modern, there’s a gas fireplace available to complement it.
Want to find out if a propane fireplace is right for your home? Contact us or your local office to speak with an expert today!