CA LICENSE #1067347

Gas/Electrical fire place

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.

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