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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. (71)
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. (155)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 3:27 pm
Thanks for sharing.

june t. (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 (36)
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.

. (0)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 8:33 pm
With winter approaching this is especially important to consider. Saving money is of high priority and doing research on the most efficient methods prevents perpetuating myths. This article helps point users in the right direction to get the facts on how to decide which method is best for their needs and their area.

Julie W. (28)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 2:22 am
We can grow more wood - we can't grow more gas!

Karen Kersten-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 Adams (218)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 2:00 pm

marie T. (164)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 3:49 pm

James Maynard (81)
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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