How Much Gas Does a Fireplace Use?
Fireplaces are beautiful focal points for any room and have a long history of being a symbol of home. They have come a long way from a simple, wooden burning fire. They have become modern, convenient and a lot more efficient than wood burners – and that makes them an excellent choice for those looking to save money on energy bills and enjoy the comfort of home heating in winter.
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How much gas does a fireplace use?
The answer to this question depends on a few factors: the size of the gas fireplace, the type of fuel it uses, and how frequently it is used. You can find out how much a specific fireplace will cost to run by checking your local utility provider’s prices for natural gas and propane.
How much gas does a 60,000 BTU log set use?
A log set is a small, self-contained unit that sits inside a traditional fireplace and provides heating. It is typically more expensive to run than a gas fireplace, though it may also be more efficient and better for your environment. Depending on the model, the log set may run on either natural gas or propane.
How much gas does 20,000 BTU 75% energy-efficient fireplace use?
A 20,000 BTU 75% energy-efficiency fireplace will draw $0.09 worth of natural gas for every hour it runs. This is based on the national average price of natural gas per therm (Natural Gas Price by EIA here).
How much gas does a 40,000 BTU 80% energy-efficient fireplace use?
A 40,000 BTU 80% energy-efficient gas fireplace will draw $0.21 worth of natural gas for every hour it runs.
How much gas does a 50, 000 BTU 90% energy-efficient fireplace use?
A 50, 000 BTU 90% energy-efficient gas fireplace will draw $0.24 worth of natural gas for every hour it runs.
While it’s true that most gas fireplaces are very energy-efficient, they still need to be fueled regularly. If you use a gas fireplace for long periods of time, the cost to fuel it can mount up quickly. The best way to cut down on your costs is to only turn it on when you need heat. If you’re not using it, turn off the pilot light so it doesn’t waste gas. This will also help keep the fireplace dry and stop buildup, which can prevent pests from settling in the chimney.