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North Carolinians Are Warming Up to Propane Fireplaces!

Posted: January 15, 2016

Outdoor propane fireplace

A perfect illustration of propane’s versatility can be seen with fireplaces. Propane fireplaces can be installed inside and outside your home and they are more efficient and better for the environment than wood burning units.

Many propane fireplaces can also deliver supplemental heat—that’s a big help if you’re not using a propane furnace to heat your home! Consider this: propane fireplaces produce twice as much heat as wood-burning fireplaces at about a third of the cost. And there’s no soot, ash or smoke to worry about.

If you’re looking add some ambiance to your North Carolina home, you would probably love a vented gas log set, which allows you to add a free standing “fireplace” to just about any room in your home.

However, if you want a fireplace that serves as a heat source, too, then a fireplace insert or free standing gas fireplace may be the best choice.

Gas fireplaces offer many advantages. They are maintenance-free, come in a variety of styles, and are easy to install. In addition, they pose a lower risk of a house fire than fireplaces that burn wood.

Propane vs. Wood

If you have an existing wood-burning fireplace in your home, why not “trade it in” for a propane gas fireplace, which heats a room more evenly and efficiently. As much as 90 percent of the heat produced by a wood-burning fireplace goes straight up the chimney! Did you ever notice how cold a room becomes when a wood fire begins to burn out? It’s because all the heat in the room is being drawn out the chimney!

Propane gives you greater control over your fire, thanks to features and accessories like remote control, push button ignition, variable heat controls and thermostats. Today’s gas fireplaces also feature natural looking log sets, with glowing, crackling embers and high flickering flames.

Clean, Safe and Reliable

With propane, you’ll never have to get up and put another log on the fire or wait to make sure the fire is extinguished before you go to bed. You’ll help the environment too because propane burns much cleaner than wood. A wood-burning fireplace can produce 4,000% more emissions than a propane unit!

When you have a propane fireplace, there is:

  • no fussing with wood or ashes
  • no fire starters or kindling
  • no worrying about sparks or embers
  • no smoke or soot in the air

To learn more about fireplaces and the many other ways you can enjoy propane, please contact your propane company and they’ll be glad to help.