Fireplaces are a great way to enhance the appearance and comfort of any indoor or outdoor space. But there are a number of different types of fireplaces to choose from. The most common styles are gas and electric fireplaces. Both are effective ways of warming up any indoor or outdoor living area, but which is right for you? Here are a few notable differences between gas and electric fireplaces.
Installation: Gas fireplaces need to be installed by a professional who is licensed to work with gas lines. Many also require outdoor vents, and may need to be installed near or directly onto an exterior wall. Gas fireplaces are also permanent and cannot be moved out of place. However, electric fireplaces only need to be plugged into an outlet and turned on, making installation and disassembly very simple.
Ease of Operation: Both gas and electric fireplaces are very simple and safe to use. Depending on the model and accessories you choose, operation can be as simple as turning the fireplace on with a remote control and relaxing. Both types of fireplace are very easy to care for and virtually maintenance-free.
Realism and Heat Distribution: Electric and gas fireplaces are both very comforting and beautiful, but some factors may affect your fireplace experience: Gas fireplaces tend to produce more realistic looking flames when compared to electric models. Gas fireplaces also produce more heat overall—some are capable of heating whole homes, while electric fireplaces are designed for room heating only. Both fireplaces come in a variety of shapes and styles and can sit flush against or inside of a wall for a totally seamless look.
If you still have questions about which to choose, come to Enjoy Your Home’s Fireplace-Patio Shoppe in Eastchester. We carry a great selection of indoor and outdoor fireplaces and outdoor kitchen appliances, and provide comprehensive repair and installation services. Call (914) 202-4233 to speak to one of our knowledgeable fireplace consultants today!