With the new year approaching, now may be the perfect time to upgrade your backyard living space with an outdoor gas fireplace. There are many advantages and features of a gas fireplace that are sure to make sense for the way you use your outdoor living area. Read on for our list of all the ways why an outdoor gas fireplace is the best way to stay toasty in the new year.
An Outdoor Gas Fireplace is Energy Efficient
Natural gas or propane fireplaces are very energy efficient since you have the ability to turn them on and off with the flick of a switch. Some models come with a heat regulator function so you can control the amount of warmth output. An outdoor gas fireplace is friendlier to the environment than a traditional wood burning model as it protects natural resources and does not create smoke and thus air pollution. Plus, when there are no burn days in the San Diego area, you can still relax outside and stay cozy while enjoying the heat from a gas fireplace. If your unit requires a new gas burner, it makes sense to replace it. You can review our inventory of gas burners here.
An Outdoor Gas Fireplace is Easy to Use
If you have ever owned a wood burning fire pit, you know what a hassle it is to buy or gather wood, split it, stack it, and then get it started with copious quantities of paper, lighter fluid, and matches. With an outdoor gas fireplace, there is little to no effort in getting a realistic set of logs ablaze and putting out an ample amount of heat. Most gas fireplaces merely require turning on a switch and instantly watching the gas flames come to life. It’s easy to adjust the heat output, as well.
Realistic Flames and Real Warmth
Perhaps one of the best features of an outdoor gas fireplace is its realistic look. There are plenty of ceramic log arrangements you can purchase to change its look – even some that include charred edges and realistic bark. Accessorize your fireplace with “burning embers” for an even more realistic appearance. You get the same crackling flames and ambience only a fireplace can provide with none of the hassle, smoke, or grime.
For Low Maintenance an Outdoor Gas Fireplace is King
With a traditional wood burning fireplace, there is always a need to clean away the ash and leftover debris. But with an outdoor gas fireplace, very little upkeep is required. There is no smoke residue and no embers to clean from the hearth. You may have to replace the burner unit or artificial logs over time, but that’s about it to keep the unit looking great. Do be sure to get it regularly inspected for safety’s sake, however.
This new year, why not upgrade your backyard to the ultimate in warmth and cozy ambience? An outdoor gas fireplace is the best way to stay toasty in the new year and beyond so you can enjoy the entirety of your living area all year long.