Brrrr! The Greater Philadelphia area experiences its fair share of winter weather. From freezing temperatures to blizzards and icy conditions, the colder months can be especially harsh. But what better way to heat your home this season than with a warm fire on a cold night? Whether your home already has a fireplace or you’re looking to add one, the experts at GasTec share why you should consider a propane fireplace.
While an open hearth fireplace certainly sets a cozy mood, it isn’t the best way to heat you or your home up. According to the EPA, wood fireplaces are incredibly inefficient since most of the heat produced is lost through the drafts pulling the warm air up through the chimney. A propane fireplace is around 80% efficient, about five times more efficient than a wood-burning fireplace.
Propane is stored on-site at your home, and when you need more, it’s conveniently delivered by your local supplier. That means it’s always there when you need it. Another perk of a propane fireplace? When the power goes out, you won’t have to worry about being left without heat because your fireplace will continue to heat your home.
A question we get asked often is, “Do gas fireplaces give off heat?” and the answer is yes! When choosing a supplemental heat source for your home, one of the primary considerations should be the comfort level you are looking to achieve. When you want heat instantaneously, a propane fireplace is the way to go. While electric and traditional open hearth fireplaces take time to put out heat, a propane gas fireplace heats your home immediately. Additionally, it can heat a larger area of your home.
A propane fireplace is the cleaner option when it comes to the different types of fireplaces. Wood-burning fireplaces produce soot, embers, and ash, which can damage your home and your health.
A freestanding propane fireplace costs far less to install than a masonry fireplace, ranging between $900 to $3,000, depending on the model. And, once installed, you’ll save a tremendous amount of money over the lifetime of your fireplace by using propane. Propane fireplaces also help you save on your utility bill, putting off enough heat throughout your home to lower your thermostat a few degrees.
Your propane fireplace will require far less maintenance than a wood fireplace. You won’t have to chop and haul wood into your home and you’ll spend way less time starting your fire with propane.
Residential Propane Gas Fireplace Options With GasTec
While most people already have a heating system to heat their whole home, a propane fireplace is a nice addition for ambiance and to supplement the heating system. Whether you have questions about propane fireplaces, like “Do gas fireplaces give off heat?” or you’re wondering the best way to cut down on your overall energy costs, the experts at GasTec are here to help. Connect with us at 888-449-3585 to learn more about our residential propane fireplace options.