Sounds Like a Real Fire
Gel fireplaces can be placed in any room of your home with no installation hookup, gas lines or construction. These are one of the most efficient fireplaces on the market. Gel fireplaces are designed and operated in a very different way than traditional fireplaces. Many individuals are opting for this type of fireplace for many reasons.
Gel fireplaces do not function by burning wood, but instead they operate through the burning of a grain-alcohol gel. Each can of gel can burn for about 2 - 3 hours. While the gel is burning and producing heat in the room, there are no fumes or smoke released into the room. These products do; however, release a very small amount of carbon dioxide into the air. This is the same gas we breathe out with each breath. The amount is so minimal that there is no cause for worry. These units have passed all the standard safety tests regarding this form of gas in the air.
These fireplaces still appear as normal fires with flames and even produce the crackling noises that real fires make. They heat your home and provide your family with a comfortable living environment, while requiring very little maintenance. Before you purchase one of these heating units, you should know that while they do provide warmth to your home, they are not designed as a primary heating source for your home. You will still need your furnace or other heating systems to provide warmth to your entire home.
If you're the kind of person who wants your home to look complete with a fireplace, but hates the hassle involved with the maintenance of these products, a gel fireplace is perfect for you. There's no soot, smoke, fume or creosote involved which means that there is virtually no clean-up involved either. Gel fireplaces are not only easy to maintain but they are also the most energy efficient, cost effective heating units on the market.
If you are looking to purchase a gel fireplace for your home, expect to pay at least a thousand dollars for a middle-end model. These heating units can cost considerably more, depending on the features and model of the fireplace. Despite the initial cost, these fireplaces are well worth the money and will add elegance, class and warmth to your home.