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The Advantages of a Propane Fireplace


You’re considering getting a fireplace for your home, or else you want to change your current wood burning fireplace for a different type. But there’s a problem: your house doesn’t have access to a natural gas line, so you can’t have a standard gas log fireplace put in. 

Without natural gas in your home, your best option when it comes to a fireplace in Parksville, BC is to have a propane fireplace installed. You don’t need to expend large amounts of money trying to get a gas line to your house (if that’s even possible in your situation). Instead, a propane fireplace works from a tank of propane you have periodically refilled—and propane is an abundant and easily accessible energy source. You can fill a standard 18 liter  propane tank for around CAD$20. 

If you want more convincing, here are several major benefits of switching to a propane fireplace.

1. Energy savings

The difference in energy efficiency between a wood-burning fireplace and a propane one is substantial. Estimates place a propane fireplace as 8% efficiency, which is up to five times more energy-efficient than a wood-burning fireplace. Putting in a propane fireplace will soon start paying for itself. 

2. Easy installation

If you already have a fireplace in your home, putting in a propane fireplace is straightforward for our experts. All we have to do is put a gas log insert into the current hearth, change the damper to a sealed pipe vent system, and connect the insert to the gas tank. There’s no need to make any structural changes to the existing fireplace.

3. Better safety

Propane fireplaces are direct vent installations, which not only helps them work more efficiently, it makes them safer for the indoor air quality in a house. Propane is a clean-burning gas, and the flames are placed behind glass where they won’t send any toxins into a home. The glass makes propane fireplace safer for children and pets as well. 

4. Less maintenance

Wood burning fireplaces may look pleasant and add a lot of ambience to a house, but they take an enormous amount of work to clean and maintain. You have to lug around logs, manually light the fire, remove ash, and arrange for annual cleaning to remove soot and creosote. Propane fireplaces are convenient, they burn cleanly so they don’t leave soot or ash, and they need only occasional maintenance that’s much smaller than what a wood burning fireplace requires. 

5. Eco-friendly

Propane burns even cleaner than natural gas and releases fewer emissions. Propane has a much lower impact on the environment than either using a wood burning fireplace or a natural gas fireplace. So even if you can’t install a natural gas fireplace, a propane one may end up better for you anyway. 

If you want to know more, we’re glad to talk to you about your options. We offer services for propane equipment as well as fireplace installation services. 

Talk to Temprite Climate Solutions about a propane fireplace. For a job done right, call Temprite!

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