Here in upstate New York, winters can be downright frigid. Although we enjoy sledding and making snow angels, at some point we reach a time when we’re ready to cozy up inside under a big blanket. What could be better than a warm, fuzzy blanket? How about a fireplace? There’s simply no better season for curling up in front of the hearth than winter.
Since ancient times, people have relied on wood-burning fireplaces to stay warm. Who doesn’t love the crackle of a traditional fireplace? Plus, the smell of burning wood evokes memories of campfires and s’mores. What’s not to love about a wood burning fireplace?
Well… starting a traditional fireplace can be time-consuming. Also, you have to remember to buy wood to keep your fire burning, assuming that you’re not chopping logs in your backyard. Does anyone even do that anymore?
Now that we’re really thinking about it, wood-burning fireplaces are a nightmare to clean. After only a few fires, your fireplace can be littered with soot and ash. You’ll have to hire a professional chimney cleaner to clear out all the grime located within your hearth. Surely, there’s a cleaner, easier way to enjoy a good fire in the coldest months of the year.
If you had a propane fireplace, your life would be so much easier. What are all the benefits of having this type of fireplace in your home?
Easy to Light
Which sounds better to you: buying firewood then taking the time to build a fire or simply flipping a switch for some heat? All you have to do to start a propane fireplace is push a button, which is easy as pie. How awesome would it feel when you walk inside during a winter storm and can barely feel your hands? Boom! You’ll feel instant warmth and happiness when you start a propane fire.
Save on Heat
Instead of cranking up your thermostat, try building a fire instead. Propane fireplaces are also much more efficient for heating a space than wood-burning fireplaces. In fact, almost 70 percent of the heat conducted in traditional fireplaces goes straight up the chimney. On the other hand, gas fireplaces retain between 75 and 99 percent of the heat, which means you’ll feel nice and toasty.
Because gas fireplaces don’t need an actual chimney, they take up much less space than traditional fireplaces. Even if you live in a small apartment, you’ll have enough room to add a propane fireplace.
Gas Fireplace Inserts
By now, you may be chomping at the bit to add a gas fireplace into your home, but you already have a wood burning fireplace. Did you know that you can convert a traditional fireplace into a gas fireplace? Simply install a gas fireplace insert into your current hearth. We recommend direct-vent units, which burn fuel while releasing as little harmful water vapors and gases into the air as possible.
Are you ready to buy a propane fireplace for your home? You’ll need a reliable, affordable source of fuel, and Disanto Propane has provided the residents of upstate New York with propane since 1937. Contact us today for your home propane services.