What are the Benefits of a Propane-powered Fireplace?
The cooler months are almost upon us once again, and it is time to begin thinking about the best ways to heat your home this winter. Whether you are adding a new heating source to your home, or you want to upgrade from an existing heating source, you have a lot of options available to you. Your choice should be based not only on initial price and cost to operate, but also on personal needs and preferences. A propane-powered fireplace is a great choice to add beauty and warmth to your home. If you have been considering this, but you aren't sure if it is the right choice for you and your family, the following information will help you make your decision.
One of the most important considerations to keep in mind when you are choosing a heating source is the comfort level you are looking for. Sure, an electric fireplace is okay, but when you want heat right now, propane is the way to go. You have instant heat right at your fingertips. You don't have to dance around in several layers of clothing while you wait for the fireplace to put out a little bit of heat. Additionally, a propane fireplace will give off more heat and heat a larger area of your home.
This is also an important consideration. Propane fireplaces are a cleaner option. This is great for the environment, and great for you. When you use a propane-powered fireplace, you are helping preserve our natural resources and keep the planet clean. You are also cutting down on your own house-keeping chores and saving yourself time. Wood burning fireplaces give off smoke and soot, and have to be cleaned nearly every time you use them. Plus, they release harmful chemicals in the atmosphere. Electric fireplaces don't take much in the way of cleaning, but the electricity required to power them is usually produced through coal or nuclear power. This is not as good for the environment as clean burning propane. Propane is the clear winner here.
A propane-powered fireplace is a lot cheaper to own and operate as well. The initial purchase and installation cost of a propane fireplace model may be a bit more expensive than its wood counterparts. It is generally comparable in cost to an electric model. However, over the lifetime of the fireplace, you will save money by utilizing propane. Propane is cheaper than electricity and the price of firewood and other fuel sources is constantly increasing to where many fireplace owners cannot afford a cord of wood for the winter. Propane is the most effective choice for the cost-conscious homeowner.
Many of us enjoy sitting in a warm room in front of a crackling fireplace, while the winter rages outside our door. A propane fireplace will keep your home warm and comfortable for the whole family. Your favorite rooms will be welcoming for not only you and your family, but also for your guests. You don't get that from smoky wood fireplaces or impersonal electric fireplaces.
As you can see, when you are looking for the right fireplace, a propane model is clearly the way to go. For more information on how you can add a propane-powered fireplace to your home and add beauty and warmth, give Griffis Gas a call today. We will help you determine the best products to meet your needs. We will then help you find what you need at a price you can afford. You can then enjoy your home year-round without worry or exorbitant utility bills.