Everyone has an opinion as to which type of fireplace is best. The truth of the matter is that some types of fireplaces are better suited than others for certain situations, but no one type of fireplace is without a shadow of a doubt the best option for all situations. For this reason, we’ve assembled the pros and cons of wood, gas, and electric fireplaces so you can decide for yourself.
Wood fireplaces are the traditional installation for a fireplace in the home. Not only does it provide an iconic fireplace look, but the sounds and smells associated with a wood-burning fire are irreplaceable. If you’re looking to install a new fireplace in your home, this will be the most expensive option, but also one of the easiest for re-sale value.
Pros: Aesthetically superior, smells amazing, can’t replace the sound.
Cons: More maintenance, needs dedicated fuel storage area, obvious fire risk
If you’re considering the installation of a gas fireplace, then you’ve made a great choice. Gas fireplaces provide a safe and clean fireplace fuel option and are a great idea for homeowners who already have a gas hook-up. Additionally, if you’re planning on installing a gas fireplace, you will have a variety of options for those with or without a dedicated vent.
Pros: Clean-burning, high heat, easy to start up
Cons: Doesn’t look as good as real fire, not ideal if there’s no current gas hook-up.
If you’d like to install a fireplace in a home with space restrictions, or need to save a little money on your budget, then an electric fireplace is the way to go. While they aren’t as aesthetically pleasing as a traditional wood fire, they will fit perfectly in any modern home.
Pros: Best for apartments and small spaces, cheaper installation
Cons: More expensive fuel vs. wood, not as aesthetically pleasing
If you’re looking to have a new fireplace installed, or your current fireplace modified, it’s important to partner with a Maryland fireplace installation company with a proven track record. Not only will this ensure your fireplace is installed properly, it will grant the peace of mind that your fireplace is safe for you and your family to enjoy.
Fireside Stone and Patio is a fireplace installation company with a flawless track record and proven industry experience to install the fireplace of your dreams. For a consultation to speak with a fireplace installation expert, give Fireside a call at 410-203-2876 or fill out the form on our website today!