How do fireplaces work?

Answer Fireplaces provide warmth for your home by transferring heat. A fireplace operates by combustion air and requires a source of fuel to burn. Smoke transports out of the fireplace through a vented so... Read More »

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Fuel Gel Fireplaces Compared to Electric Fireplaces?

Fuel gel fireplaces and electric fireplaces are both alternatives to the more common gas-powered fireplaces. They both use cleaner sources of energy to provide heat to homes, and they are both rela... Read More »

Are gas fireplaces more efficient than electric fireplaces?

On One Hand: Electric Fireplaces Are Very EfficientElectric fireplaces are extremely efficient, converting more than 90 percent of their energy to heating. Unfortunately, electric fireplaces can't ... Read More »

Do gas fireplaces need cleaning?

Yes. Gas fireplaces should be cleaned thoroughly every season. Use a soft paint brush to remove debris and spider webs from logs, a damp cloth to wipe the door and a window cleaner on the glass. Ke... Read More »

Should gas fireplaces be cleaned?

On One Hand: Yes, They ShouldYou should clean your gas fireplace. The burner, logs and control compartment can gather dust that you need to lightly brush off to avoid breaking the logs. Clean off a... Read More »