On a cold, raw day here in Georgia, there’s nothing like relaxing in front of a warm, glowing fire in the fireplace.
If your home doesn’t have a fireplace, it can cost more than $10,000 to add a masonry fireplace and chimney to your home. Then there are the weeks of dirt, dust and disruption that come with building it.
If you do have a wood-burning fireplace, you have some work to do before you can relax. You have to first carry in wood, build the fire, light it and wait for it to ignite. And when you’re done, you have a mess of ashes and soot to clean up.
Propane fireplaces, on the other hand, are work-free and worry-free!
Let’s explore the benefits of adding a propane fireplace to your home.
When you have a propane fireplace, there’s no work! Simply flip a switch, or use a remote control, and you have a fire. And when you’re done, just turn it off. No cleaning up ashes and soot afterward.
Propane fireplaces come in a range of attractive styles and sizes, so you can choose the right one for your home. You can also choose the style of gas logs you want in your fireplace, from white birch to sturdy oak and everything in between.
Burning wood produces about 28 pounds of smog-producing particulate emissions—that’s the ash and soot—per million Btu’s (MMBtu’s) of heat output. Propane combustion produces less than 1% of that amount!
Propane fireplaces convert most of the propane they burn to heat for your home. Wood-burning fireplaces send 80% of their heat up the chimney. Also, propane fireplaces produce up to six times the heat electric fireplaces generate.
Adding a propane fireplace to your home can take less than a day and is a fraction of the cost of adding a masonry fireplace. And if you do have a masonry fireplace, it’s easy and affordable to add a propane fireplace insert.
Find a propane dealer near you to get started on adding a propane fireplace to your home!