Propane fireplaces and stoves offer both comfort and ambiance, along with high-efﬁciency heating for homes, buildings, and outdoor spaces.
Propane fireplaces offer homeowners true versatility. They can be installed indoors or out, and they’re easier to install and more energy efficient, environmentally friendly, and convenient to use than wood-burning models. Plus, an attractive real flame brings warmth and ambiance to a living space, increasing its value with buyers. Propane fireplaces can be turned on and off with a thermostatic switch or remote control, and many models can operate during electrical power outages, providing a critical source of heating to the home.
Propane fireplaces and fire pits can be used for decorative or space heating purposes in commercial buildings such as hotels or restaurants. They add warmth and ambiance to guestrooms and welcome areas and can provide comfy, efficient heating to a room or space. Fire pits, hearths, and decorative flame features provide a cozy amenity and gathering place to highlight an outdoor courtyard or patio. Two-sided fireplaces take it to another level by separating two defined areas for cocktails and for dining.
High-efficiency propane ﬁreplaces are suitable for all climates and can achieve Fireplace Efficiency (FE) ratings of over 90 percent. They utilize a direct vent design, so the air used for combustion comes directly from outdoors. This means the ﬁreplace isn’t sucking warm air out of the house for combustion, the way traditional wood-burning units do. And since the direct vent inserts can be used to convert old, inefficient masonry fireplaces or can be added to new or existing rooms, propane fireplaces are an ideal solution for retrofit or replacement projects.
Here are a few facts you should know about propane fireplaces in homes:
- They deliver 5 to 6 times the heating capacity of electric ﬁreplaces.
- A remote control feature helps to maintain a constant room temperature.
- The average cost to operate is roughly $50 to $150/year.
- Propane carries a smaller environmental footprint and produces fewer particulate emissions and less carbon monoxide than wood-burning units.
For your homeowner customers looking for alternatives to wood stoves, propane hearth products offer a cleaner, healthier option. Propane stoves and fireplaces are more efficient and convenient than woodstoves, and they use a fuel that’s available even in rural areas away from the natural gas grid.
A freestanding propane stove produces instant radiant heat and adds aesthetic value to a room. Venting options make installation easy and flexible.
Source: Propane Clean American Energy