Is buying a gas fireplace worth it?
Gas fireplaces are a great way to keep your home extra cozy during the cold weather. Not only will it keep you and your family comfortable, they look great! Deciding whether or not a fireplace is worth having in your home can be a hard decision. So, are gas fireplaces really worth getting?
Gas fireplaces are very energy efficient. Because they allow for you to have full control over how much fuel is being used, you can save money on heating bills. They can also be turned off completely with a simple flip of a switch, unlike wood burning fireplaces. This makes it convenient to leave the house or go to sleep whenever rather than having to wait up for the fire to completely burn out. Gas fireplaces are much more environmentally friendly compared to wood burning fireplaces as well because there is no smoke being created by burning wood or other plant-based materials.
Another convenience of having a gas fireplace is that they can be used even when the power is out. This can provide light and warmth until the power comes back on. Staying safe and being prepared for a power outage to occur is important. Gas fireplaces can make things go a lot smoother during an unfavorable situation.
If you are worried about the maintenance, don’t worry for long because gas fireplaces are very low maintenance. You won’t have to worry about shoveling out ashes or leftover wood debris, as they require very little upkeep between uses. Although there is no immediate maintenance between uses, it is recommended that you get annual inspections. This will ensure that your fireplace is working properly and safe to use.
72 Degrees offers full fireplace service and maintenance. Our services include cleaning our dust and debris around controls, burners, and pilot assemblies. We will also check for gas and carbon monoxide leaks, verify the operation of all devices and controls and clean the glass. Call 515-965-7272 to schedule an appointment today!