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Should I Install a Wood or Gas Fireplace?

Are you trying to decide between a gas and wood-burning fireplace? Choosing to install a fireplace is a wonderful decision for most homeowners that can bring style, ambiance and comfort to the house. However, deciding what kind of fireplace is best can be tricky.

Below we’ll list the benefits of both wood and gas fireplaces.

Benefits of Installing a Wood Fireplace

Wood burning fireplaces are:

Great at keeping you warm. If you’re looking to install a fireplace as a dedicated source of heat in your home, a wood burning fireplace is what you should choose. They offer advanced heating capabilities compared to gas fireplaces.

Cost effective. After you install your log burning fireplace, fuel is cheap! All you need is wood.

Atmospheric. When you light a log burning fire, you start an experience. From the crackling sounds to the nostalgia-inducing smells, wood fireplace ambiances are hard to beat.

Benefits of Installing a Gas Fireplace

A gas fireplace is:

  • Efficient – Gas fireplaces convert most of their fuel to useable heat. They also don’t experience much heat loss because they are closed off by a glass door.
  • Versatile – Gas fireplaces can be installed anywhere in your home because they vent through exterior walls and require no chimneys or flues. And if you don’t have wall space, they can be vented upward through the roof!
  • Convenient – Gas fireplaces heat rooms very quick with the simple touch of a button.
  • Attractive – Gas fireplaces are beautiful and can be made to match décor or style.

Fireplace Installation in Los Angeles and San Diego, CA

When it comes down to it, whether or not a gas fireplace or wood fireplace is better for you depends on your priorities. Overall, wood burning fireplaces tend to offer a more traditional ambiance to your home, while a gas fireplace is more convenient in many ways.

If you know which fireplace you’d like installed in your San Diego or L.A. home, or if you still need help deciding, contact OJ Insulation! We install fireplaces from top manufacturers throughout Southern California and we can help.

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