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Gas Stoves vs Wood Burners

Nothing creates a warming ambience quite like a roaring fire, so careful consideration must be made when choosing a new stove to ensure it achieves the desired effect. If you are planning to fit a new fireplace or stove in your home or want to upgrade your existing one, there are a few factors you must take into account before investing money.

Prior to making any commitments, you must first research the options available to you so you can find the most suitable stove for your home. This article will discuss the differences of gas stoves vs wood burners, so you can decide which design best suits your requirements.

1. Ambience and aesthetics

Nothing sets the tone more when cosying up with a good book or entertaining friends than a smouldering fire. When it comes to wood burners, the crackling sound and rustic smell will instantly inject character into any home, giving the room a warm, welcoming feel. Developments in the way gas stoves are designed have meant the flames are now much more realistic. The new authentic logs make gas stoves resemble the real thing for an overall lifelike glow without the mess.

Gas Stoves vs Wood Burners - Ambience & Aesthetics

2. Maintenance

During operation, wood burners generate dirt and smoke from the firewood which will require regular cleaning. As well as the general upkeep of the burner itself, in some cases chimney maintenance is also required to prevent a buildup of soot or chemicals which could become major fire hazards. Conversely, the design of gas stoves means there’s no need to worry about cleaning any residual smoke or ash, making them a very low maintenance option. Their flame effect means there is no actual burning during use, so all that’s recommended is an annual service to maintain safety and efficiency.

fireplace maintenance considerations

3. Energy efficiency

In these climate-conscious times, focus has shifted onto the energy efficiency of household appliances and how they can improve green credentials and save money. Despite the traditional aesthetics of a wood-burning fire, compared with gas stoves they can be poor performers when it comes to energy efficiency.

In fact, gas is the cheapest form of energy, so choosing a high efficiency gas fire will reduce heating bills and running costs, as well as heating up the entire room. When comparing this with burning wood as a choice of energy supply, gas is over 90% cheaper.

energy efficiency

 

4. Safety

Safety is an important consideration in every household, especially when it comes to appliances which can be dangerous if not handled correctly. A gas stove does not release fumes and particles into the air during operation, making it a far safer option. Not only that, the absence of sparks and a real flame with a gas stove creates a much more controlled environment which is particularly important for homes with young children and pets.

fireplace safety considerations for gas stoves & wood burners

5. Heat efficiency

Advancements in gas stove technology have paved the way to a more efficient, instant and controllable heat source, available at the push of a button or even remote control. Conversely a wood burner takes longer to reach the required temperature and it’s much more difficult to regulate heat output.

heat efficiency fireplace considerations

 6. Convenience and cost

Both wood burners and gas stoves are convenient ways of heating up your home, providing instant heat for affordable prices. These freestanding appliances both feature a flue system, so gases can be released externally either through an existing chimney or directly through an external wall. This means they can be installed almost anywhere in the home, depending on your requirements.

The installation and running costs associated with gas stoves make them a popular choice for homeowners looking for an efficient, affordable heat source. As opposed to wood burners, gas stoves give you the option of adjusting the heat at the push of a button, so you don’t have to pay for any energy you don’t require.

convenience & cost for wood burners & gas stoves

If you are looking to upgrade your current fireplace/stove or want to fit an entirely new one in your home, contact the experts at The Fireplace Studio today. We offer professional advice to help you decide on a style which is best for your property, providing a reliable source of heating for many years to come. You can also visit our showrooms in Bramcote or Ilkeston to view examples of the products we supply first hand.

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  • C Lewis

    We are very impressed with the service we have received from The Fireplace Studio. Ashley in the showroom was very patient and helpful, and his advice...was invaluable. He explained that the fire we had picked out was too big and hot for our room, and sold us one that was about a third of the price. He could so easily have taken a great deal of money off us, but wouldn't. It was fitted today, and it looks beautiful. The fitters were punctual, polite, and made as little mess as possible.

    1 week ago

  • David Seddon

    I would recommend The Fireplace Studio. I found the staff knowledgable, with a wide range of products available. The fitters were excellent and in par...ticular, respectful of my property. I was very pleased with all aspects of the customer service.

    4 weeks ago

  • Mrs Amanda Owen

    Highly recommend your company.ive just had a fire fitted with yourselfs,couldn’t be happier with the service,fire is beautiful 😀

    1 month ago

  • Mr& Mrs Elks

    Sales lady very good very helpful , lads that fitted fireplace today keegan & adam brilliant , got on with the job , pleasant well mannered . Very e...fficient and clean workers , very satisfied with price everything lovely 😁

    1 month ago

  • Anonymous

    Had my gas fire surveyed and serviced today. Great experience - prompt, polite, knowledgeable at the quoted price despite needing to check a few extra...things for first time service visit. Definitely recommended.

    1 month ago

  • Anonymous

    We have received such a professional and friendly service from this family run business. They could not have been more helpful. They worked hard to ar...range our fireplace in time for christmas and we sre now enjoying our new look lounge. Very happy all round many thanks

    2 months ago

  • Mr & Mrs Wilson

    We recently had a fireplace fitted and would like to thank you for the excellent customer service we received from start to finish. We had visited a f...ew different suppliers and The Fireplace Studio was by far the most helpful, honest and professional. We are extremely happy and would highly recommend them.

    2 months ago

  • Ian & Kate Thomson

    I would like to thank The Fireplace studio who were excellent all the way through the purchase of our new fireplace and gas fire. This was not a strai...ghtforward installation but any problem was overcome by our fitters. Fantastic products, excellent service . I would definately recommend this company. Well done 5 stars . Ian & Kate Thomson Mountsorrel

    3 months ago

  • Anonymous

    First time service on my gas fire, great job from start to finish, would definitely recommend

    4 months ago

  • Lisa Pinfield

    Fantastic service from start to finish. Excellent advice in the showroom through to the survey and then to the fitting. Fitters were extremely polite..., communicated with me throughout to ensure I was happy with everything and very clean and tidy. Very professional and thoroughly recommended.

    4 months ago

  • R Mace

    Price & products were very good.The installation was very efficient from start to finish.Both fitters were very amiable & professional. Thanks.

    5 months ago

  • Doug.Kennett

    This was the sixth fireplace showroom visited, and we found it to be an excellent company in every aspect - professional, highly competent, readily pr...oviding comprehensive quotations whilst in their showroom for various options, and sticking to the price and installation date when the order was placed. The calibre, skill and craftsmanship of the installation team were all exemplary.

    7 months ago

  • Riswan Yarkhan

    Fireplace Studio, are amazing! We had a very precise brief, and Andy went above and beyond to exceed our expectations. If you need a new fire, i w...ould highly recommend Fireplace Studio. They are clearly experts in this field, and this is evidence their service and execution.

    8 months ago

  • Mr Raynor

    The whole experience was effortless. From Andy the knowledgable, friendly salesman to the fitters, who couldn’t have been more approachable and acco...mmodating. The finished article looks wonderful. Well pleased. Thoroughly recommended. A job really well done - thank you

    8 months ago

  • Anonymous

    We have just had a new gas fire fitted, we are delighted, the fitter came on time and carried out the work. He put down dust sheets and left everythin...g very clean and tidy. The whole process has been excellent from our initial enquiry at the Studio in Bramcote to the fitting of the fire. Many thanks.

    8 months ago

  • Roger Grimes

    I had a DRU Gas Fire installed; the staff were very professional, from showroom to final installation. Thank you Michelle, Andy, Keegan, Dean and Adam.... They instilled confidence that they knew the product and did a professional installation. I am most happy with the finished job, I would use the company again and recommend them without hesitation. I am also pleased I went to a local family owned business I was also pleased I went to a local family owned business.

    8 months ago

  • Jody Chatfield

    Brilliant service from start to finish, love my new fireplace, workmen were just as good to deal with as the staff in the shop. Would highly recommen...d these peeps.

    9 months ago

  • John And Pam Darby

    We have no hesitation in awarding top marks to the Fireplace Studio. From the start of the process, from visiting the outstanding showroom at Bramcote..., to the completion, with the installation of our fireplace, the service was outstanding. We received impartial but constructive advice, without any pressurised selling, on the type of fireplace most suitable based on our requirements. The installation went so smoothly and the finish is superb. We are delighted and consider that the cost has been fully justified. Thank you Andy, Dean, Keegan and Adam for all your assistance

    9 months ago

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    excellent company staff brilliant work fantastic highly recommendable

    11 months ago

  • Janice Ecclesfield

    We have just had our new electric fire fitted and are over the moon with it. All the chopping out was done yesterday ready for the fire to be fitted a...nd today after 4hrs it was and looks beautiful. I cant praise the workmanship enough all the fitters were polite and left no mess. I would definitely recommend this company.

    11 months ago

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