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
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.