Gas vs Solid Fuel Fireplaces – An Infographic

Here at Livingstone Fireplaces, we are passionate about our products. We decided to create this info graphic for those of you who are not aware or who maybe need a little reminder of the differences between gas and solid fuel fireplaces. These helpful tips should help those of you who are still undecided to choose the right fireplace.

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Both gas and solid fuel fireplaces have their own distinct advantages over the other but which one suits your needs? We have outlined some of the main advantages associated with both gas and fuel fireplaces below.

Starting first with gas fireplaces, your typical gas fireplace will of course have the advantage of easy installation and maintenance when compared to your solid fuel alternative. Gas fuel fireplaces require very little work to install in comparison to the solid fuel alternative that can often involve a certain element of construction work. Your average gas fireplace can also be installed almost anywhere in the home, again holding a distinct installation advantage over your typical solid fuel fireplace.

Another advantage of the gas fireplace over the traditional fireplace is ease of use. Gas fires require very little knowledge or set up to work effectively whereas lighting a raging fire that you can cosy up to can sometimes require that little bit of skill.Gas fireplaces have also been considered a safer alternative to solid fuel fireplaces as they do not emit fumes, sparks, nor do they create creosote.

Finally, gas fireplaces are known to be less harmful to the environment, producing far less emissions than your typical solid fuel and benefit from no creosote issues.

Next, we are going to look at solid fuel fireplaces and the benefits associated with them over your traditional gas fireplace. With solid fuels fireplaces, the variety of fuel available far surpasses that of the gas fireplace. Solid fuel fireplaces allow you to burn coal, wood, peat and wood pellets to name but a few. To add to this, the fuels associated with solid fuel fireplaces are normally much cheaper than gas, allowing you to save more on your home heating costs.

Solid fuel fireplaces do not require any electricity to be lit and they also have the added benefit of being able to connect directly to your home heating system, thus allowing you to save further on your home heating bill.

Finally, apart from the monetary benefits of a traditional solid fuel fireplace over that of a gas fireplace, solid fuel fireplaces also give off a romantic ambiance and give your home that rustic feel.

So there you have it, summed up in one short blog post, all you need to help you decide what type of fireplace is right for your home. While the gas fireplace does have the added benefits of safety an ease of use, the traditional fireplace allows you to control costs more effectively and also gives your home that cosy feeling we all love.

We hope all of the above has been informative and that you enjoy the below infographic (by Living Stone Ireland) as much as we enjoyed creating it for you. Please feel free to share our infographic as often as you like.

Gas vs Solid Fuel Fireplaces

Erin Emanuel

One Comment

  1. It got me when you said that gas fireplace won’t need that much maintenance just like how easy it is to install. With that in mind, I will choose this kind of fireplace because I wouldn’t have the time in the future to maintain it that much. This is because I am a single mom, and I work daily as well. So juggling between taking care of my kids and work is already too much.

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