A beautiful focal point in any room, a fireplace place adds warmth, ambience, and style to your home. And if you love the aroma of wood burning in the hearth, there’s no replacing a wood-burning fireplace. But that rich aroma comes at a price…there’s wood to buy and store, ashes to remove, a chimney to clean, and more.

If your fireplace has become more trouble than it’s worth, or you don’t have a fireplace to begin with, why not consider a gas log fireplace? You’ll still enjoy real flames but without the hassle. Flip a switch and voila, instant fire.

Read on as we share 6 amazing benefits of a gas log fireplace.

  1. Easy to Use

Once properly installed, a gas fireplace is incredibly easy to use. Simply flip a switch or press a button on a remote control and enjoy the beauty and warmth of a roaring fire. Because of its ease of use, many homeowners end up using their gas fireplaces more often then they did their wood-burning fireplaces.

  1. Safety

Gas fireplaces are safer than their wood-burning counterparts. Chopping wood can be dangerous and is labor intensive, starting a fire with wood can lead to accidents and mishaps, creosote build-up can put your home at risk of a fire, and more. Such risks are virtually eliminated with a gas fireplace.

  1. Maintenance

Gas burning fireplaces are virtually maintenance-free. Visually inspect your gas fireplace a few times a year, taking note of any changes, inconsistencies, and if it’s a vented fireplace, making sure that nothing is blocking the vent inside or out. Then sit back and relax.

  1. Energy Efficient

Natural gas is a clean burning fuel, which means no smoke to pollute the environment. Plus, by turning a knob, you control how much fuel you need and the amount of heat output created. There’s no need to burn more fuel than necessary and no time or energy is wasted in heating it up or cooling it down.

  1. Works During a Power Outage

One of the benefits of wood-burning fireplaces is their ability to provide heat during a power outage. It’s important to note that gas fireplaces are incredibly versatile as well. As long as your home continues to receive gas service, your gas fireplace will continue to work.

  1. Easy to Install

With vented and ventless options, you can add a gas fireplace to just about any room of your home. There’s no need for large stone hearths to corral flames, or an insulated chimney running through the center of your house and through the roof to direct smoke. If installation cost is an concern, a gas fireplace can be an incredibly attractive option compared to traditional wood-burners.

So, with all of the benefits of a modern gas fireplace, why would anyone choose anything else? If you’re interested in learning more about installing a gas fireplace in your home, contact Zach Heating & Cooling today. We’ll be happy to walk through some options and help you decide which is the best solution for your home.