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Why You Should Choose a Gas Fireplace or Fire Pit for Your Home

Whether you are building your dream home or renovating the one you live in, a fireplace is something that everyone should consider.

However, you may be asking yourself what is the difference between wood and gas fireplaces and is one better than the other?

In this article, we share with you why you should choose a gas fireplace to keep your home warm during cold winter months.

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Benefits of a Gas Fireplace


Many homeowners design and build their homes to meet their aesthetic preferences without compromising on functionality. A gas fireplace effortlessly meets both of these requirements.

Gas fireplaces and gas fire pits have a number of different sizes, shapes, and designs which make choosing the perfect fireplace for your indoor or outdoor environments easy and fun.

Instant Heat

Like with all gas appliances, gas fireplaces offer instant heat. There is no need to struggle with getting your fire started. All it takes is a press of a button and your fire ignites.

Not only is getting it started much quicker and easier than a traditional wood fire, but it also heats your space a lot faster.


With gas fireplaces, there is no mess and no fuss. There is no need to clean up a pile of ash once your fire has died. Not only does this make your fireplace cleaner and easier to maintain, it’s also better for the environment.

Space Efficient

Because you don’t need wood for a gas fireplace, there is no need to have extra space in your home to store wood. Most people save costs by buying large quantities of wood at a time, but not everyone has the space to store it all.

For this reason, gas fireplaces are a perfect option for smaller homes, or for those who don’t like the look of piles of wood lying around in their living space.

Better Air Quality

Some gas fireplaces are flued which means they push combustion gas outside, making sure there are no indoor emissions.  Traditional wood fireplaces produce smoke which often leaks into the indoor space and negatively impacts the air quality in the home.


Gas fireplaces are much safer than wood fireplaces as they are easily extinguishable. All it takes is to switch the control valve off and the fire is dead. Additionally, all gas appliances are fitted with safety valves which minimize the risk of accidents should something go wrong.


At The Gas Works, we closely with a company that builds custom fireplaces and fire pits to meet your needs. We have completed many custom-built fireplaces, fireplace conversions and fire pits over the years. Please give us a call to discuss your building and renovation needs. 

The Gas Works – Registered Gas Installers in Cape Town

We are qualified and registered gas installers in Cape Town, and we provide high quality gas installation services, backed by years of experience in the field.

If you would like to know more about gas fireplaces, or the benefits of using gas appliances in your home, please feel free to contact us.

Additionally, if you need gas appliance repair or maintenance, a gas certificate of compliance, or general gas inspections, we can assist you.


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