5 Reasons a Wood Fireplace May Be Right for You
While gas fireplaces have become increasingly popular over the years, they are not your only option. In this post, we will look at five reasons why a wood fireplace may better suit your needs.
Nostalgia is important to you.
Many people have memories of growing up with a wood fireplace. Or, they have a cabin or other vacation spot they associate with happiness that has one. While gas fireplaces produce heat, and can even appear to be wood burning, there is nothing that’s quite like the flame, smell, and crackling that comes with a real fireplace.
You have a larger budget.
Generally speaking, gas fireplaces are less expensive to install because there is no need for a chimney which cuts down on labor, supplies, and building materials.
You don’t currently have gas heating and appliances.
A big reason many people choose gas fireplaces is because they already have a gas source for their home. If you do not already have a gas source, you will have to consider the cost of a gas tank and installation of lines into your home to power your fireplace.
You have room to keep firewood.
While you could go and get wood each time you need it, most people prefer to have wood at home that they can easily access to feed their wood fireplace.
You’re prepared to keep it maintained.
While gas fireplaces do require some maintenance, wood fireplaces require more. First, to ensure your safety, you will need to have your chimney and flue are inspected and cleaned on a regular basis. You will also need tools to clean to clean up soot and ash as the wood burns.
If you have any questions or would like to learn more about wood fireplace installation and maintenance, do not hesitate to contact us today! And, even if you have a wood fireplace, it may be a good idea to upgrade to a more efficient unit.