There will always be pros and cons of how a wood burning fireplace compares to a gas fireplace. It all boils down to the personal needs and desires of the homeowner. If you are a person that enjoys the ambiance of dancing yellow flames and a warm cozy look and feel, then we have the perfect solution at Kozy Heat. However, we also want to share a few tips with our customers that can help them make a well-informed buying decision.
Consider Your Fuel Source
Your fireplace will need wood. If you live in the country or a woodland area, you can simply walk outside and gather wood. Your fireplace fuel is abundantly available in your surroundings. Of course, if you are a city dweller, it presents a whole different scenario. You will need to find a reliable source that sells wood. It would also help to learn a little bit about different woods, and their optimal burning properties. The learning process is sure to be fun.
You also have the option to install wood burning inserts or wood fireplace inserts. They can easily fit within the firebox of a masonry fireplace. They are an effective heating option and can help ensure that heat generated is directed to your room instead of being released into the fireplace structure. You also have an option to choose a zero clearance wood fireplace. This type of fireplace is considered safe to place within several inches of material that is combustible.
Consult with the Experts
At Kozy Heat, we enjoy educating customers and helping them learn more about the different types of fireplaces that burn wood. Contact your local dealer for all product and service/sales related questions.