On a stormy winter day, can you imagine anything better than curling up next to a roaring fire with a mug of hot chocolate? Coming in from the frigid air outside, tossing off your boots and gloves and thawing out in front of the toasty flames. It’s basically the wintertime dream, isn’t it! Why not create a perfectly cozy fireplace ambiance in your own home? It doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive.
While wood fireplaces can be messy and take a long time to get burning, gas heaters are a great and efficient way to warm your home. Many new homes are coming equipped with gas fireplaces because they are far less time-consuming to operate and maintain than wood-burning fireplaces. With a gas fireplace, you don’t have to go out and chop wood or purchase logs (many of which emit harmful chemicals into your home.)
Gas fireplaces are perfectly cozy and can be flipped on with the simple flick of a switch, so you can be enjoying the warmth just moments after arriving home from the cold. And since no dangerous fumes are emitted from gas heaters, there is no need for a chimney. This is a major advantage for homes that want to install a fireplace but don’t have a chimney installed; it can be very expensive to install a wood fireplace and chimney! And along with a chimney comes chimney upkeep: hiring a chimney sweeper and having regular chimney inspections.
Along the same vein, gas heaters are safer than wood fires because there is no danger of these fumes coming into your home. And gas heaters are made to look just like wood fires, so you’ll enjoy the same cozy ambiance. The pipes through which the gas flows to create the fire are hidden amid faux logs. Many gas fires also have glowing embers at the bottom to finish the ambiance of that cozy wood log fire.
If you choose to have a gas fire installed in your home, you can do it yourself or hire a professional to install it quickly and easily. If you choose to build and install the fireplace yourself, make sure you hire a contractor to connect the gas and electricity lines. If you’re not truly qualified to handle this yourself, it can be dangerous!
So enjoy a cozy fire this winter, and opt for a gas fireplace in your home. It’s efficient, safe and so easy to use.