Propane in Your Home: FIREPLACES
are in great demand by homebuyers primarily as a romantic amenity,
but vent-free propane gas fireplaces are actually
an excellent source of supplemental heat. Propane fireplaces and logs
provide both ambiance and heat.
gas fireplaces and log sets are available in a variety of styles to
fit virtually any home decor. Fireplaces can be installed as free-standing
units, wall insets, traditional masonry, or ultra-contemporary designs,
and can be equipped with a variety of options, including push-button
ignition, remote control, variable heat controls, and thermostats.
looking log sets with yellow-orange wood flames and simulated burning
embers provide heat while enhancing the look of the room. Some log
sets are equipped with built-in dampers, smoke shelves, and heat circulating
features that give them the capability to provide both radiant and
many advantages of propane fireplaces and log sets:
Costs: Propane gas fireplaces and stoves heat more evenly and more
efficiently than wood-burning hearth products. They can also heat
a larger area, which means less reliance on primary home-heating
systems and significant cost savings.
Efficiency: Wood-burning fireplaces can lose as much as 90 percent
of the heat they generate through the chimney. Propane-fueled fireplaces
and log sets boast AFUEs as high as 100 percent.
Many modern propane fireplaces have low clearance requirements,
providing installation flexibility. They can be direct vented, which
eliminates the need for a chimney.
Propane fireplaces are safer than wood-burning
fireplaces because there are no smoldering ashes or flying sparks.
The flames are immediately extinguished when the gas supply is turned
Propane gas fireplaces do not produce the pollution-laden smoke
that wood-burning models do. Clean-burning propane means less maintenance
of furniture, window coverings, and home decorations.
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Propane gas is nontoxic, so it's not harmful to soil and water. Because propane does not endanger the environment, the placement of propane tanks either above or below ground is not regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).