If you’ve decided that a fireplace would be a great addition to your home, you have several options to choose from. You could choose the traditional wood burning fireplace or the more modern electric fireplace.
Here are the key differences between the two to help you decide if wood burning or electric fireplaces are right for you:
- Fuel: The most obvious difference between wood and electric fireplaces is the fuel for either one. As the names suggest, the wood fireplace requires actual firewood to keep the fire burning, whereas the electric one only uses on electricity. For the first option, you’ll have to have a good supply of wood on hand, while electricity is readily available (except during power outages).
- Effort required: Another key difference is the amount of effort required to keep the fire burning. With electric fireplaces, it’s as easy as flipping a switch or pushing a button. A wood burning fireplace requires a little more work to build the fire and keep it going, but that effort can feel very rewarding as the warmth fills the room.
- Smoke vs. smokeless: One last difference between the two is the amount of smoke they release. Electric fireplaces burn cleanly without any smoke or soot released into your home. The same cannot be said for wood burning fireplaces, but the wood smoke scent can create a nice, cozy atmosphere in your home.
These are just a few of the main differences between wood burning and electric fireplaces. Both have their own advantages and disadvantages. Contact us today if you would like to learn more about the types of fireplaces we have to offer.