Go with Gas for Your Outdoor Fireplace

If you are planning to enhance your backyard with an outdoor fireplace, we at IBD Outdoor Rooms would like to tell you why we recommend installing a gas-fueled fireplace. Although a wood-burning fireplace is less expensive to install, the disadvantages to having one outside can outweigh the initial cost. Wood-burning fireplaces involve a lot of cleaning chores, including removing ashes from the firebox, sweeping up the residue of ashes and embers outside the fireplace, and professional sweeping of the chimney to remove hazardous and combustible creosote deposits. With a gas fireplace, you will not have to spend so much time cleaning. And, if you already have a gas line connected to your home, the installation of a gas fireplace will not be so expensive. Here is why we feel a gas-fueled appliance is the best choice for your outdoor fireplace.

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The Convenience of a Gas-Fueled Outdoor Fireplace

As mentioned above, one of the major benefits of a gas fireplace over a wood-burning one is not having a list of cleaning chores before, during, and after a fire. You will not have to waste energy by hauling firewood to the fire to get your flame going because all you will have to do with a gas fireplace is push a button or flip a lever to ignite a fire. With a wood-burning outdoor fireplace, you can spend a lot of time building and trying to light a fire. If you install a gas outdoor fireplace, you will not have to worry about losing time in front of the fire because it is so easy to start, even on a windy day.

The Environmentally-Friendly Nature of a Gas Outdoor Fireplace

In some cities, you cannot even burn a wood fire outdoors because of its pollution-filled smoke. With a gas-fueled fireplace, you will have a clean burning fire with few emissions. Additionally, since a gas fire produces very little smoke, you and your family and friends will not have to deal with breathing in a lot of smoke. If you have ever sat around a wood-burning fire outside, you know how much smoke it produces and how a lot of that smoke can end up blowing towards you. You do not have to worry about your clothes smelling like a campfire when you sit around a gas-fueled outdoor fireplace.

The Easy Maintenance of a Gas Outdoor Fireplace

Since no wood is involved, you will not have to be concerned with large deposits of creosote forming and sticking to the walls of your inner chimney. A highly flammable compound, creosote develops naturally as part of the wood-burning process. With a gas outdoor fireplace, you will not have to worry about scheduling multiple professional chimney cleanings to remove creosote. However, IBD Outdoor Rooms does recommend you have your gas fireplace system inspected and serviced once a year.

The Options of a Gas Outdoor Fireplace

If you do not have a natural gas connection at your home, you do have another option. Propane gas fireplaces are ideal for the outdoors, and according to HGTV, a propane fireplace is more efficient and can be moved to different locations. IBD Outdoor Rooms help you decide if a natural gas or propane fireplace is a better choice for you.

Have questions about installing a gas outdoor fireplace? Contact IBD Outdoor Rooms to find out more about the ease and convenience of a gas-fueled fireplace.

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