Are gas log fires better than wood fires?

Gas Log Fire Efficiency

Yes, when it comes to comparing the efficiency of fireplaces, gas fireplaces always come out on top in terms of efficiency compared to wood fireplaces. This is primarily due to the cleaner burning process of gas fireplaces, resulting in significantly fewer polluting emissions. In comparison to wood-burning fireplaces, natural gas fireplaces produce up to 99 percent fewer emissions, making them a much more environmentally friendly option.

Why Gas Log Fires Are A Better Option

Cleaner and Low Maintenance: By installing gas logs, you can significantly reduce the time and effort spent on fireplace and chimney maintenance. Say goodbye to the tedious task of cleaning up ashes and debris after every use of the fireplace. Additionally, you won't have to worry about cleaning your chimney every few years.

Enhanced Safety: Gas logs provide a safer heating and aesthetic option compared to real firewood, especially if you have pets, children, or limited space. Unlike real logs that pose risks of flying sparks and creosote buildup in the chimney, gas logs produce a controlled flame and emit fewer pollutants into the air when burned.

Environmentally Friendly: Opting for gas logs is a more environmentally conscious choice compared to burning firewood. Burning wood releases particulate matter into the air, contributing to pollution and chimney residue over time. Gas logs, on the other hand, are made of propane or natural gas, offering the heating and visual benefits of a wood-burning fireplace without the negative environmental impact.

Time and Cost Savings: In the long run, gas logs prove to be a cost-effective alternative to burning firewood. When considering the expenses and effort involved in purchasing or chopping firewood, cleaning the fireplace, and periodic chimney maintenance, gas logs quickly offset their initial investment in terms of both money and time.

Stylish and Customizable: Archer gas logs offer a wide range of sizes and styles, allowing you to choose beyond the limitations of available wood fireplaces. Check out our range of free-standing and insert heaters.