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Many people are nostalgic about the wood fireplaces they had as kids and would like to share the experience with their own children. However, times have changed, and what worked 20 or 30 years ago may not necessarily be ideal in today's settings. If you are still on the fence about which type of fireplace to install in your home, have a look at the following benefits of gas fireplaces. 

Quick and Easy Lighting

Not many people have the time or energy to chop firewood and fan it into flames at the end of a long day. With gas fireplaces, all you need to do is flip a switch, and your flames light up. In today's fast-paced culture, free time is a limited commodity, and you need to spend it wisely.

Moreover, when you need to leave the room, you can put out the fire instantly by switching off the gas. This not only saves time, but it also keeps your bills low. The ability to put the fire on and off in seconds whenever you want is priceless.

Aesthetic Value

Gas fireplaces offer design versatility that wood fireplaces cannot match. Gas heaters have very few installation constraints that can interfere with the aesthetics of the fireplace. This feature has enabled gas fireplace designers to come up with beautiful eye-catching models that accentuate your living space.

Wood fireplaces, on the other hand, need allowance for feeding the fuel, stoking the fire, cleaning the ash and many more. While there are several designers who can factor in the functionality of wood fireplaces into amazing designs, it is not an easy task and could affect the cost competitiveness of the fireplace.

Cleanliness

Gas fireplaces have no ash, soot, or creosote to clean up. Moreover, there is no risk of smoke in the air when you use gas rather than wood fuel. Additionally, you don't need to sweep or vacuum any wood chippings from firewood staked up in your living room.

Temperature control

Gas heaters offer amazing temperature control options.  Using thermostats and remote controls, you can set and maintain your gas fire at your desired temperature without continuous external input. Moreover, some advanced gas fireplaces can be programmed on a timer so that they switch on automatically and begin warming the house prior to your arrival.

Availability of fuel

In many areas of Australia, it can be difficult to find wood fuel all year round. Moreover, firewood often needs time to dry out before you can use it in your home to avoid smoky flames. Gas, on the other hand, is readily available throughout the year.  Additionally, you don't need to travel far to source the fuel because, if you are not connected to the regional natural gas supply lines, then you can have suppliers can deliver LPG to your house.

Gas fireplaces offer several other advantages that cannot all fit in this post. You may need to study more pros and cons of gas and wood fireplaces before making your final decision. You should be careful and take your time when selecting an indoor fireplace as it may have a bearing on the resale value of your house.   

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