Gas and wood fireplaces made by top manufacturers are designed for high heat performance, safety and durability. There are many similarities between the two fireplace styles, but there also are some differences you’ll want to know about if you’re thinking of purchasing a new fireplace.
Wood has been a source of heat probably since fire was discovered. The most common type of residential fireplace for several centuries has been the masonry wood-burning fireplace. People love heating with wood, and doing so with a modern prefab wood fireplace brings many benefits.
Busy lifestyles require easy-to-use, fast-acting products. A prefab gas fireplace fits those needs perfectly. No need spending time buying, hauling, storing and loading wood logs, and cleaning requirements are minimal. Here are some reasons people choose gas fireplaces.
If you’re considering bringing a new fireplace into your home, you should be prepared to see to certain maintenance tasks. Here’s an overview.
The key to keeping a wood fireplace safe and efficient is annual cleaning by a professional chimney sweep or chimney services company. Cleaning removes built-up creosote, which is highly flammable and causes most reported chimney fires. Cleaning also removes any debris that could hinder the drafting of smoke and combustion gases such as carbon monoxide.
Wood fireplaces and their chimneys should be inspected once a year to detect early signs of damage and malfunction and get them fixed. This is especially important where chimney leaks are concerned. Repairs should not be put off, because neglect can result in major restoration projects that are cost-prohibitive.
Gas fireplaces need a lot less maintenance than wood models. However, an annual inspection is recommended to ensure that the gas lines, blower, burner and other components are in good shape and working correctly.
Inspections will look at the vent pipe, and if there are any obstructions, your technician will clean them out. Your part in the maintenance includes periodic wiping down of accessible surfaces to keep them free of soot and dust.
If you live in the greater Indianapolis area and are ready to shop for a new gas or wood fireplace, Chimney Solutions can help you choose the ideal model that will meet your heating needs and decorative tastes. We provide proper installation of all fireplace styles.
For fireplace and chimney inspections, cleaning and repairs, call the Chimney Solutions experts first at (317) 757-6979.
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