The Advantages and Disadvantages of Gas Hanging Fireplaces

The demand for gas fireplaces has been growing. Studies reveal that approximately 70% of fireplace products make use of natural gas or propane as fuel.

Besides efficiency, the demand growth is due to less maintenance and instant warmth available with a push of a button.

Gas fireplaces are available in a variety of designs including the wall mount, in-built, stand-alone or the hanging styles.

Advantages of suspended gas fireplaces

Realistic fire

  • There is no wood chopping or lighting a flame.
  • This doesn’t mean you will have to sacrifice the aesthetics for function.
  • The ceramic hanging fireplaces have been developed to imitate the real thing.

Instant warmth & ambiance

  • The convenience of gas fire cannot be overlooked.
  • Due to a busy lifestyle, installing a suspended gas fireplace seems a practical idea for the majority of homeowners.
  • You get lots of great features like remote controls and timers to regulate heat levels.
  • Fans and blowers help to circulate sufficient heat across the room.

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Gas Hanging Fireplaces


  • Vent-free units don’t need a traditional chimney


  • Buy fuel
  • People who prefer the smell of wood will feel dissatisfied
  • Possibility of CO2 or CO entering the home interiors

Professional installation

  • The capacity of the suspended gas fireplace to burn green and clean will depend on proper installation, regular maintenance, and daily usage.
  • Hire a professional for annual gas fireplace maintenance.
  • They will even ensure that the burner, fan, venting, pilot light, and thermostat is working perfectly.
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