Gas fires have evolved greatly in recent years. Their efficiency has improved, which means a positive impact to the environment and also to your finances. A high efficiency gas fire will cost less to heat a home, than if you were to use a less efficient, older gas fire.
Most of the benefits surrounding heating focus on efficiency – which equates to saving money and the environment. These two factors have been key drivers in how gas fires have evolved.
The advantages of a gas fires, which have a financial benefit include:
Ease of Use
Gas fires are very easy to switch on and to heat a room. Also their ease of use expands to the fact that adjusting the temperature is very easy. This is a great advantage especially if you want to warm a room, but are aware of the cost of gas and are on a tight budget.
An annual inspection is usually all that is required with a gas fire. The annual service helps ensure safety and reliability, and also contributes towards the general efficiency of a gas fire. An efficient, well serviced gas fire will help you save money by reducing the chances of component failure, or performance related issues.
Energy Efficient Zone Heating
We have already spoken about the ease of use of a gas fire, and how it can save money. However, this also extends to energy efficiently in zone heating – heating just one room. Unlike central heating, which heats an entire house, with a gas fire, you can just heat one room. This is an excellent money saving tip if you only just tend to live in one room. You wouldn’t have all the lights on in every room in your home, would you? So why do the same with heating? It’s an excellent tip for those really needing to cut back on heating bills.
Flexible Installation Options
Similar to an electric fire, a gas fire can be easily installed in a range of locations including into an existing fireplace if needed. With improved design, there has never been such a better reason to invest in a cost and energy efficient gas fire.
Enhances the Beauty of the House
Gas fireplaces come in a wide range of beautiful styles and designs. From real-looking logs to stylish grates. Not only does this look good in your home, it can also make it more attractive to potential buyers – a beautiful gas fire (or any for that matter!) can transform a room.
Finding What Works For You
Unlike heating sources such as a wood burning stove, a gas fire is very easy to adjust the temperature. If you are on a budget, then finding a temperature, which works for you is easy – is the temperature you have the fire at optimal? An easy way to test is lower the temperature bit-by-bit until you are at a level just above feeling a little too cold.
The chances are you could lower the temperature, save money and still feel warm enough.
These tips are small but they can all add up to savings for you, and a cleaner, greener environment.