There’s nothing like a fireplace on a cold Boulder, CO winter night, but nowadays, you have more than just a wood burning option to choose from. You also have gas fireplaces, and fake electric fireplaces. Which one is best? That depends on you!
The Pros and Cons of Gas Fireplaces
From a pro standpoint, turning on a gas fireplace is as easy as pushing a button. Modern gas fireplaces have remote controls that can provide you with an instant fire.
Gas fireplaces are energy efficient and make it easier for you to zone your heat. They can be installed virtually anywhere and look a lot more beautiful than central heat and air.
Gas fireplaces don’t have ash or soot to clean up.
If you’re electric goes out, you’ll still be warm.
On the con side, gas fireplaces can be expensive to install, especially when a gas line needs to redirected there, and some folks are going to miss the crackling and smells of a wood burning fire.
Pros and Cons of Wood Burning Fireplaces
The pros of a wood burning fireplace are all about the aesthetics. The crackling of the wood and smells they create are what most of us associate with fireplaces. The cons are really about the maintenance. You’ll have to buy firewood and chop it yourself. Your homeowners insurance is likely to be much higher. You can’t leave wood burning fireplaces unattended. You’ll need to perform annual inspections on it. You can also end up with serious drafts coming out of the chimney.
The Pros and Cons of Electric Fireplaces
On the pro side, electric fireplaces are the cheapest to install and purchase.
On the con side, it’s a space heater with a digital image of a fire burning.
Interested in Installing a Gas Fireplace in Boulder, CO?