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When you hear people talking about their fireplaces, you always seem to hear about the wood-burning types, but sometimes people want something less labor-intensive. You may hear about gas logs and fireplaces.  This leaves you wondering what they are and how they differ from a standard fireplace.  The people of Jack Pixley Chimney know all about the ways to install and care for a gas fireplace, so here are some advantages to help you decide if it is the route for you!

Safety

One of the biggest advantages of switching to gas, is the ease of use.

One of the biggest advantages of switching to gas, is the ease of use.

There are many ways that gas fireplaces are safer than the alternatives.  First there are no sparks, which means there will not only be less cleaning to do, but also less of a chance of getting hit by a spark.  This is extremely good for a house with pets and children.  There are also no fumes or particle being released from wood, so there are no creosotes either.  This means there is less of a chance of Carbon Monoxide poisoning.  Lastly, these have no chimneys so you do not have to worry about the unfortunate chimney fires.

Ease of Use

If you are looking for a fireplace that is easy to use, is less expensive, and still heats your home, this is the way to go.  First, the cost of installing the unit is much cheaper than a wood-burning fireplace, and they come in a variety of options to keep your home looking at its best.  These units will always have a constant and steady heat supply.  Also, you will never have to go chop firewood, or worry about reloading it as the fire dies down.  They are usually operated by a simple on and off switch, and now come with remotes to control them.  They also come with a special blower that helps the warm air spread through the entire home and not just the room that the unit is.

Environmentally Friendly

These are great options for anyone who is trying to live in a green home, or in any state that has put a ban on the traditional fireplaces.  They also have the potential to save you big bucks on your next electric bill. Gas is more green because it produces an even heat.

Do you have any additional questions about the advantages of gas? We’d be happy to answer. Call us today.