Gas fireplace or wood-burning stove; which one will you choose?
Although our gas fires are almost indistinguishable from a real wood fire, there are definitely differences between them. We list the main differences between a gas fire and wood fire so you can make the best choice for your living situation.
Wood vs gas
Ease of use
The gas fire is considerably easier to use. At the touch of a button on the stove's remote control or on the app, you turn on the gas fire and let the fire burn harder or softer.
A wood fire, on the other hand, takes more time to light. First of all, you need to make sure you have enough fuel. You can gather wood yourself, but this is usually also available at the hardware store. Next, you light the fire yourself and have to keep it going by providing the fire with new fuel and the right amount of oxygen.
Atmosphere and experience
Nothing beats the atmosphere and experience of a real fire, but the flames of the DRU gas fires are almost indistinguishable from the real thing. Would you like to enjoy the authentic smell of wood fire? Then a wood fire will suit you best.
A gas fire achieves a higher efficiency than a wood fire. This means that less fuel is needed to keep the fire burning. A gas fire has the most efficient burning, but gas is a fossil fuel which means that gas is not infinite. In contrast, it is possible with the DRU conversion guarantee to convert your gas fire to a Biogas (methane and propane) fire so you can enjoy the fire for years to come while keeping your energy bills low.
Burning a wood fire releases smoke containing harmful substances. Wood, on the other hand, is a renewable fuel. With a wood fire, you can achieve a high return by buying the right fire and stoking it responsibly. In addition, it is possible to connect the wood fire to the central heating system, thus heating not only your house but also the water with the heat from the fire. So less heat is lost!
This fireplace suits you best
There are many different types of fireplaces and stoves and there is a suitable fireplace for every living situation and wishes. Have you not yet been able to choose between a gas fireplace or wood-burning stove? We previously wrote the blog 'Choosing your stove in 5 steps
' in which we help you choose the stove or fireplace that suits you best!