Are electric fireplaces better than gas?

This is one of those questions where the best answer is, it depends! It depends on your wants and needs. Both fuels come in lots of traditional and linear sizes. Both have several media options for a unique and customized look. But, are you looking for much heat? If the answer is yes, go with gas.

If space limitations and/or venting issues make the project difficult, an electric fireplace would be a great choice. If a little supplemental heat in the room is all you’re after, go electric. Maybe you would like to enjoy the flames and lighting effects year-round. If so, operating an electric without the heat option will work out well.

If you want to use some zone heating techniques and stay comfortable in those two or three rooms of the house where you spend most of your time, a gas fireplace would be a solid option.

Heat, price and installation details are the three main variables to consider when contemplating an electric fireplace vs. a gas unit.

Below is a list of fireplace and grill stores that service Virginia (VA)

Manassas, VA

Winston's Chimney Service
11301 Industrial Road
Manassas, VA 20109

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Mechanicsville, VA

Hearth & Home Shoppe
8151 Mechanicsville Tpk
Mechanicsville, VA 23111

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Roanoke, VA

Dixie Building Products Inc.
3342 Melrose Ave NW
Roanoke, VA 24017

Warrenton, VA

Costello's Warrenton Fireplace & Hot Tub
251 West Lee Hwy
Warrenton, VA 20186

For more information, contact your local fireplace and grill store..

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