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Woodfires Versus Gasfires

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You can't beat a crackling open fireplace for atmosphere, but is it environmentally justifiable? And how does it stack up against a gas heater?

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. (0)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 9:46 am
Gas fireplaces are just a terrible waste of energy. Wood bruning fires release less smoke up the chimney than the typical household furnace.

ewoud k (68)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 10:54 am
An open fire doesn't heat up a house, but a closed heater can get you up to 85% efficiency.

And: it's renewable energy.

(but wow!, gas-heating is easier, just push the buttons...)


Bryna Pizzo (139)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 12:11 pm
Thank you for the article.

Birgit W (160)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 3:27 pm
Thanks for sharing.

reft h (66)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 4:06 pm
I live in an apartment building, so a wood burning fireplace is not possible. I do love my gas fireplace, and it is designed to heat up my whole apartment, and is in fact the only heat I have in the winter. It does a pretty good job and I enjoy the look of the fireplace, plus anyone who visits me with asthma, they don't have a problem with my fireplace, whereas they would if I had wood burning.

Hartson Doak (39)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 4:28 pm
Get real. Burning wood is sustainable. Burning gas uses a resource that is limited and puts money into the pockets of Big Oil.

Julie W (32)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 2:22 am
We can grow more wood - we can't grow more gas!

Karen Chestney (112)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 5:11 am
Thanks---- I see disadvantages to each. Gas...I guess is cleaner. I know I won't use my wood stove even thou it's certified...

S S (0)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 10:38 am
Thank you.

Winn A (179)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 2:00 pm

marie C (163)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 3:49 pm

James Maynard (84)
Tuesday October 15, 2013, 1:00 pm
I do miss my cozy fireplace and there have
actually been cool enough days to use it
down here - just not right now - we're still
doing more than 100 F (38 C) heat index.
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