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What’s Better, a Gas or Wood Burning Fireplace?

Do you want to install a new fireplace in your home? Trying to decide between a gas or wood burning unit? Both types of fireplaces are great and offer their own benefits—it all boils down to your personal preferences.

A wood burning fireplace can burn either wood or after-market logs. Gas fireplaces only burn gas but come with logs, burners and igniters.

Gas vs. Wood Burning Fireplace

Wood burning fireplaces have traditional charm, and they also give off more heat. While they may be better for bigger rooms that require more warming, they need to be cleaned more often. Gas fireplaces leave no ashes and tend to be more energy-efficient. There are three types of gas fireplaces: direct-vent, B-vent and vent-free.

Direct-vent gas fireplaces are sealed combustion units (they don’t use air from your home to operate) and can be vented horizontally through a wall or up through the roof. B-vent gas fireplaces use a smaller gas vent that must be vented through the roof. Vent-free gas fireplaces, as the name suggests, don’t have any vents. Of the three, direct-vent fireplaces tend to be the most energy-efficient.

Fireplace Installation in Southern CA

OJ Insulation installs gas fireplaces and wood burning fireplaces in homes throughout the Los Angeles and San Diego areas. We offer products from top manufacturers in the industry, including:

  • IHP
  • Heatilator
  • Heat & Glo
  • Montigo
  • And more

Contact us today to learn more about our fireplace services!

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