Once you have made the decision to add a fireplace to your living room, outdoor area, or any part of your home, the next logical step is to choose between a gas and wood burning fireplace.  Each type of fireplace has its own unique charm and advantages.  At Igne Ferro, we have specialized designers who can work with you through your decision-making process to ensure that you have the fireplace fit for your home.  There are many questions people often have regarding the differences between gas and wood-burning fireplaces.  We want to help you make the best choice to compliment your personal style and  your home’s ambiance, as well as any needs you may have beyond the aesthetic.

Gas Fireplaces

We sometimes think of gas fireplaces as less warm than the traditional wood-burning variety, but that is absolutely not the case.  Quite the contrary, the sleek designs of many gas-burning fireplaces allow the flames to be all the more present.  This can convey the true sense of immediacy offered by open outdoor fire pits, but with a sleek modern look directly in your living room.  There are also environmental advantages of choosing a gas-burning fireplace, as they are significantly more energy efficient.  You might not feel the roaring blaze or hear the crackle and pop, but these technologically advanced models will direct heat and airflow exactly where you want them.  Even better, you’ll never have to get off the couch to add another log or grumble about kindling that won’t catch.  You choose when you have a fire, and for how long.  Relax in front your supremely outfitted modern gas fireplace and enjoy the comforts of the hearth with all its twenty-first century amenities.

Wood Fireplaces

But for some, nothing can beat the old traditional.  The feel of the bark, the splitting of the cords: there is just something about being the fire bringer in your own home.  While wood-burning fireplaces can come in any style, modern or traditional, most people who opt for real wood burning models also want brick and mortar mantels and inset designs.  Wood burning fireplaces can also be an environmentally conscious choice.  After all, timber is a renewable source of energy, and with current streamlined models, you don’t lose nearly a fraction of the heat you used to.  While sacrificing none of the ancient artifice and beauty of those deep red sparks, current wood burning fireplaces can be an efficient way to heat your home through the winter.

At Igne Ferro, we will work with you closely throughout the entire design process to ensure that the fireplace you get is the fireplace you want.  A hearth is the centre of a home, and yours should reflect your individual tastes, needs, and style.  For more information on any of our services or products, contact Igne Ferro today.