Ask anyone what the top 3 inventions in the history of mankind are, and the answer routinely comes back: The wheel, iPad and controlling fire. At Lone Star Plumbing and Heating, we always get super excited when it comes to heating your home, and in this week’s blog, we’re exploring the benefits of gas fueled fireplaces.

A real estate agent will always point the coveted gas powered fireplace as the major selling feature in homes. There are two types of fireplaces, wood-fired or fueled by natural gas and they both have pros/cons.

We’ve come a long way from making fire by endlessly rubbing two-sticks together. A major advantage of a natural gas powered fireplace is that it ignites at the flip of a switch. Wood burning fireplaces require….wood. If you had a romantic evening planned and realized too late that you have no firewood, you’re out of luck. Unless you’re a campfire expert, you’ll be looking for instructional videos on YouTube on how to arrange wood in the fireplace so it ignites and burns properly.

What’s the worst part of throwing a dinner party or having friend over? Answer: the cleanup. Wood fireplaces will require you to remove soot, ash, and burned-out logs, all of which makes for a messy night. In addition creosote, which is a by-product burned wood-fueled fires begins to build up in your chimney and requires a professional to remove it. Natural gas fueled fireplaces require no clean up, although we recommend you have an expert inspect your fireplace every few years.

A nice gas powered fireplace will heat your home in the winter and add ambience on any given evening. The natural gas fireplace experience is now invading Calgary backyards, as gas powered fire pits are becoming popular. To find out how Lone Star Plumbing and Heating can make all your fireplaces dreams come true, contact us today in Calgary on 403-295-3028.

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