The Choice Between the Gas and Electric Fireplace

Install-a-Gas-Fireplace-14-ssIf you are thinking about installing a fireplace in your home you have some serious decisions to make. Most people install either a Gas or electric fireplace. Both a Gas and electric fireplace would add a wonderful charm to your home, however they both work in different situations. Both gas and electric will put out heat, can be installed in an existing fireplace and have simply gorgeous encasing options.
There are differences however. The most obvious being that one runs on gas and the other on electricity. If you are installing an electric fireplace you will need to ensure that there is a power outlet nearby. For a gas fireplace you will need to ensure you have access to the gas line. When it comes to heat these do vary. A gas fireplace is going to have better heat output than an electric fireplace. While the electric fireplace does put out heat, it quite simply isn’t the same amount. So, if you are going to be using the fireplace as a major heat source, get a gas fireplace.... [more]

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