Sitting next to a fireplace may be one of the best moments that you want to experience before your day ends.
Traditionally, fireplaces are installed in bigger residential homes, but, if you live in a smaller home or in an apartment, the simplest solution would be to install either a gas or electric fireplace.
Both of these options are safe and can provide you steady warmth and ambiance that have imitated real fireplacesâ€¦ If you have trouble deciding whether to get either an electric fireplace or a gas fireplace, here are a few pros and cons that you may want to consider. It is truly normal to opt for a more realistic representation of a real fireplace. There are numerous options for you to get the same experience in terms attractive designs and wood-burning model. In general, gas fireplaces have a more realistic look than gas fireplaces, which do not produce flames but have been lauded to produce heatâ€¦ Energy efficiency is also an pressing consideration when choosing an artificial fireplace. Actually, energy efficiency depends on the size and model of either electric or gas fireplace, and gas fireplaces require between 7,000 and 16,000 BTUs and are in between 75% to 90% efficient at converting energy to heat. Each component also costs around $60 a year to run and operate. Electric fireplaces, on the other hand, use between 5,200 and 8,900 BTUs and convert all their energy to heat, then you have to shell out $25 a year for them to operate well. Both gas and electric fireplaces are much easier to install than a traditional, wood-burning fireplace. In terms of maintenance, gas fireplaces have low maintenance compared to traditional fireplaces, then however, they need a yearly maintenance check, but on the other hand, electric fireplaces do not require regular maintenance as they do not burn gas or require vents. You should also consider the differences in terms of safety, the heating time, environmental troubles, and resale value of your chosen artificial fireplace. Before buying one, you can research the model online, or refer to comments of previous shoppers.