Lately, both gas and electric fires have become far more environmentally friendly than they used to be. Modern gas and electric fires are stylish and high performing. So when deciding between the two, it’s important to choose the fire that suits your home and your personal needs.

gas or electric fire


electric fireBenefits of electric fires

Recent innovations in the electric fire industry have lead to high performing, efficient, low maintenance fires. Modern electric fires have many flame effect options that add a realistic glow to the room.

  • They’re safe – electric fires have a glass front panel that covers the flame effect
  • Low emissions – with no toxic greenhouse emissions
  • Plenty of choice – there are many designs available
  • Clean  – they’re free from all unclean material such as smoke, carbon monoxide and soot
  • Install almost anywhere – they do not require a flue or chimney
  • Create ambience – you have the option of using the flame effect without the heat

gas fireGas fire benefits

Gas fires are a popular choice for many because they add character to a room, with the warming effect of a flickering flame without the mess of a solid fuel fire.

  • Extra warm – gas fires have a high heat output, proving warmth quickly
  • Functional – a gas fire will still function in the event of a power cut or boiler breakdown
  • Quiet – there is no fan so they won’t make as much noise
  • Simple – gas fires come with easy to use controls
  • Adaptable – they can incorporate a timer and a thermostat
  • Versatile – a chimney isn’t always required for installation

Choosing between a gas or electric fire

While ease of use and efficiency are important considerations when choosing a new fire, ultimately, it must fit within your budget. In comparison, gas fires are typically a more cost-effective option than electric fires because they can heat an entire room using less energy, saving you a significant amount on your energy bills.

Furthermore, electricity is one of the most expensive forms of heating fuels, so while the unit may be cheap to buy initially, the running costs can be high. We hope you have found this guide useful if you’re deciding what type of fire you should go for.  If you have any further questions about gas or electric fires or any of the brands we stock, please get in touch.