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Gas or Electric Fireplace
When deciding on a gas or electric fireplace, you need to look at the benefits each offers and then choose the one that best matches your specific needs. Both are good choices but to give you a better idea of what each offers, consider the following:

Gas Fireplace
Gas fireplaces are run on either natural or propane gas. Many people have turned to a gas fireplace for the convenience, clean burn, elimination of ash clean up and buying wood. Additionally, if you currently have a masonry fireplace, it can be converted to a gas fireplace with ease. Gas logs have made a remarkable transformation over the past several years where the appearance looks just like real wood. There are choices of oak, pine, birch, fruitwood, and many other styles to include split wood. Made from ceramic, gas logs not only look real but also produce a great fire that is cost effective. You can even purchase a remote control where you can start the fire from the comfort of your sofa or bed. Considering the incredible benefits of a clean burn, lower heating bills, and better control over the fire, a gas fireplace is a great option.

Electric Fireplace
The electric fireplace has come a long way in the past few years. If you are looking for a fireplace that would fit in an apartment or even a house with no chimney, this might be a better option. Electric fireplaces are designed to look exactly like a real fireplace and come in many different styles, something for every room. If you are concerned that you will only enjoy the look and no actual heat from an electric fireplace, that too has changed. Now, you can purchase an electric fireplace that puts out as much as 10,000 BTUs. In addition, you can purchase fans that will help move the heat throughout the room. In most cases, an electric fireplace can simply be plugged in and turned on. This type of fireplace is not only convenient but also cost effective.

When it comes to choosing between a gas fireplace and an electric one, both offer wonderful advantages. Consider the space where the fireplace will be located, the amount of heat you need produced, and how much money you want to save. If you have a chimney, the gas fireplace would be a wonderful option. If not, an electric fireplace would be ideal.

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