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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.

Pros

  • 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

Cons

  • Not designed to be a primary source of heat

  • Obviously electric fireplaces require an electric source

Gas Fireplaces first became popular in the 1900s.

Pros

  • 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.

Cons

  • 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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