How much does a gas fireplace cost?
The price of gas fireplaces depends mainly on:
- the aesthetics of the firebox (any fake logs, pebbles, etc.)
- the beauty of the flame (air outlets that make it look more natural).
Obviously, the more beautiful the object, the more expensive it is, even if the visual effect of the best gas fireplace will never be comparable to the real flame of a wood-burning fireplace.
Do gas fireplaces cost more or less than wood-burning ones?
They are more convenient and easier to install than wood-burning fireplaces; gas fireplaces can, however, cost more in the medium/long term. Let’s see why.
The cost of fuel
Wood is the most cost-effective source of energy in nature. That’s why, for the same number of hours of use, fuelling a gas fireplace costs far more than feeding a wood-burning fireplace.
The heating capacity
Gas fireplaces are not very efficient and should, therefore, be seen more as a piece of furniture than as a heating tool, unlike modern wood- or pellet-burning fireplaces.
Gas fireplaces are subject to wear more quickly compared to wood-burning stoves or fireplaces, which, if used correctly, will continue providing heat without problems for a long time.
Which one is better? A gas or a wood-burning fireplace?
In conclusion, gas fireplaces are perfect for people who want to experience the pleasure of a firebox, but are not interested in saving on bills or improving their energy efficiency.
If, on the other hand, serious heating is needed, at relatively low prices, it’s always better to opt for other products, such as wood-burning or pellet-burning fireplaces, which offer higher heating efficiency.