Not all fireplaces were created equally. We can all agree that there’s nothing better than cozying up next to the fire on a frigid winter day, but you may be selling yourself short if that fireplace isn’t powered by propane
. Keep reading to find out what puts propane fireplaces ahead of the rest!
1. EASY TO USE
When it comes to fireplaces
, it doesn’t get much easier than propane. Propane fireplaces offer features that wood-burning fireplaces only dream about, including: push-to-start, remote control options, advance temperate control and more!
2. MORE EFFICIENT
Fireplaces powered by propane offer fireplace efficiency (FE) ratings exceeding 90%. By comparison, 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.
3. 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. Benzene, formaldehyde and benzo-a-pyrene are just a few of the man-made toxins known to be absorbed by wood.
4. LOW MAINTENANCE
Besides a professional cleaning and adjustment, which is recommended annually, propane fireplaces are virtually maintenance-free! Wood-burning fireplaces, on the other hand, require regular cleanings as they produce creosote as the wood is burned, which may become a fire hazard as it accumulates.
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!