How does a propane fireplace work?

Propane fireplaces have become one of the most popular options for supplemental home heating. There are many advantages and few disadvantages. Propane fireplaces are energy efficient, flexible and easy to operate compared to traditional fireplaces. But how does a propane fireplace work?There are a wide range of models, designs and sizes available for each particular home application.

Easy to operate and cost efficient

They turn on or off with the simple flip of a switch. No kindling is required to ignite the fire, and adjusting the flame is as easy as turning a knob. Because they are gas powered, operation is simple, cost competitive, and low maintenance. Dampers that are left open on wood burning fireplaces are often converted to an efficient sealed pipe vent system when converted to a propane gas fireplace. Propane fireplaces are often used to replace wood burning units, and their operational costs continue to come down with improved technology.

How does a propane fireplace work

Direct vent fireplaces

You don’t need a masonry chimney in your home to create a beautiful fireplace. Direct vent fireplaces can be vented through a wall or vertically through the roof, opening up all sorts of possibilities within the home. Outside air is used for flame combustion and the minimal bi-products are vented to the outside to provide outstanding air quality and high heat efficiency.

Why propane over other types of energy?

Propane gas is plentiful in North America, is clean burning, and provides efficient and cost effective energy for homes outside of the natural gas service areas. Propane fireplace utilization reduces greenhouse gases compared to wood burning units. Avoid the sooty mess, and enjoy years of minimal maintenance with propane powered gas fireplaces.

We can help you find the perfect propane fireplace

Deciding to switch to a propane fireplace will be an investment that will pay dividends for years to come in energy savings and in improved home resale value. According to the Residential Cost Handbook, installing a gas fireplace can add up to $5,900 in value to your home. At Diversified Energy, we can help you choose the perfect fireplace that will provide your home the benefits of warmth, comfort, and style. Contact your local Diversified Energy Service Center today for a free home estimate.