Gas Vs Wood Fireplace: Which Is Right For You?

So, you are thinking of purchasing a gas or wood-burning fireplace—a decision you will want to make after some research. There is a definite difference between a gas fireplace and a wood-burning fireplace. Let us help you make that decision. Read on and learn the differences between both types of fireplaces.

gas fireplace installations in Duluth GABefore we get into the pros and cons, reach out to a professional at Chimney Solutions. Our team of professionals is here to help you make the best decision for you and your family. A decision you have to make based on your lifestyle. Questions that you need to ask yourself before making a decision. How much effort do you want to contribute? Do you have space to store wood? Are you thinking of the cost of each option? We can help you with all these decisions and suggest the best options.

What Are The Differences between a Gas Fireplace and A Wood Burning Fireplace?

Gas Fireplace


With a gas fireplace, you don’t have to worry about your furniture and decor around the fireplace. No embers will be flying.


An annual inspection is recommended, but is not as extensive.

There is no effort to light a gas fireplace. Turn the switch, and you have a fire without effort.


Less costly than wood. Minimal gas used will burn your fire for hours.


You will still get the beauty of a fireplace. There are many options that you can choose from.


There are minimal pollutants from a gas fireplace. 


A gas fireplace will warm your house. This will allow you to lower your heat, and save money on your heating bill.

You can plan on approximately 15-20 years of life for your gas fireplace. 

Wood burning Fireplace


You may find that embers escape into your home. This can cause damage to your furniture and danger to pets and others in the home.  


Professionals recommend an annual inspection and cleaning. Periodic masonry repair and cap maintenance are to be considered.

Wood storage

You should consider a storage area for your wood. Both inside and outside make fire-burning convenient.

Effort to start and keep wood burning

There is a bit more effort needed to start and keep a fire. With practice, this does get easier.  


You will have to buy wood. Maintenance can be costly as well.


If you love the smell of wood burning, nothing compares to a wood-burning fireplace.


There are toxic gasses that can be produced with a wood-burning fireplace.

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Much of the heat from a wood-burning fireplace goes up the chimney. Experts feel that 30-50% of wood-burning fireplaces are efficient.

A masonry fireplace can last a lifetime. 

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