Now that we’re well into the month of November, we’re really feeling the chill in the air pick up here in upstate New York. Nothing feels quite as wonderful during the colder months of the year than curling up in front of the fireplace to watch a movie, read a book or simply take a nap.

Traditionally, people have opted for woodburning fireplaces to stay warm throughout the chilliest nights and days. However, wood fireplaces take awhile to start. You have to slowly start a fire and wait for it to get going before you can truly enjoy its crackling warmth. These types of fireplaces also grow incredibly dirty, and most people have to hire chimney cleaners to get the job done correctly.

If you love a good fire, but hate the maintenance and upkeep associated with wood fireplaces, you have other options. You could consider installing a propane fireplace instead. Here are some questions to ask yourself:

Why Go With a Propane Fireplace?

Less mess- Propane is a clean-burning fuel, which means that it won’t get clogged with soot and ash. This means you won’t have to waste your money hiring a chimney cleaner. In fact, propane fireplaces are pretty low-maintenance, making them the perfect choice for busy people.

Easy to start- When you switch to propane, you won’t have to constantly run out to the store and buy firewood every time you want to start a fire. Some of you burlier types may even choose to chop firewood with an ax. Forget all that and flip a switch instead to start a propane fireplace and get back to that glass of wine you were sipping on.

What If You Have a Wood-Burning Fireplace?

Even if you have a wood-burning fireplace, you can still convert it into a propane fireplace for your convenience. Home stores sell propane inserts that you can either install yourself or hire someone else to install.

Standalone Propane Fireplaces

If you don’t have a fireplace to begin with, you can buy a standalone unit, which needs to come with the proper pipings and fittings to access your propane supply.  

What Controls Will You Need?

Different fireplaces offer a variety of different controls. It’s a good idea to invest in a unit where you can control the heat levels and flame heights. Some units feature secondary heat exchangers, which help boost heat production of the fireplace.

How Efficient is Your Propane Fireplace?

You can determine the heat efficiency of your propane fireplace by measuring its British Thermal Units (BTUs). For larger rooms, you’ll want a propane fireplace with a higher BTU, but you can use one with a lower BTU for smaller spaces.

Are you now convinced to buy a propane fireplace? Before buying your fireplace, make sure you have reliable, affordable home propane services. Since 1937, upstate New York residents have turned to DiSanto Propane for installation, delivery and service. With our automatic propane delivery scheduling, you’ll never worry about running out of propane again. Contact DiSanto Propane today.