A fireplace is a warm and cosy part of your home however if your house was not built with a fitted fireplace adding one can be very expensive. No need to worry affordable fireplaces now come in the form of electric and gas so let’s take a look at the pros and cons:
Electric fireplaces were invented in 1912 however they only became popular in the 1950’s.
- Clean and easy to maintain
- Extremely versatile!
- Easy to install
- Recreates a roaring fire through visual lighting effects
- Very safe they operate without producing harmful emissions
- Not designed to be a primary source of heat
- Obviously electric fireplaces require an electric source
Gas Fireplaces first became popular in the 1900s.
- Known for being cost-effective.
- Create a real flame.
- Effective alternative to traditional fires for decades.
- Huge range of gas fireplace styles to suit your home.
- More heat efficient than their electric and wood-burning alternatives.
- Easy to control.
- Cost of installing a gas fireplace can be expensive.
- Possibility of a gas leak.
Is it cheaper to have a gas or electric fireplace?
It totally depends! If you do not have an existing gas line, then an electric fireplace is probably a more cost-effective option. On the other hand, an electric fire is normally more costly to run, this is because electricity is more expensive compared to gas.