Wood versus Gas for your fireplace

gas fire, wood burning stoveWhat to Choose- Gas versus Wood?

Here at Sussex Eco Solutions, we have been asked the question of gas versus wood question more times than we care to remember!

Lets cut to the executive summary; last piece of research I read- Gas had the edge!

Hard to believe… but when efficiencies of the appliance, cost of wood and gas, and heat loss within the home is all all taken into account- Gas was etching ahead. Gas fires have come on a long way over the past decade- efficiencies are up, thermostats integrated into the remote control, and closed gas appliances.  However, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to work out that this race if ever changing on the leaderboard, dependant on the prices of the fuel.gas versus wood

So if you come into our Sussex fireplace showroom with that question, we don’t actually think its a straight forward answer.  In our experience, in a real life house which leaks a bit of heat- wood / log burners do a great job of retaining heat and sometimes doing so across the majority of the home- depending on the size. We have found people like the fact that they control the fuel supply- wood outside, in the log store, and, ironic as it is in our technological age,  it’s romantically primitive! Real flame, real logs! And, if you love to forage, you can keep the cost of seasoned wood down!

However, if you love the sleek, no mess, real flame. armchair remote- and even pick a flame on your App and see in reality on your fire (Eco Wave from Dru Fires)– then you should really consider the beauty of a gas fire.

Whether cheaper, more efficient- our experince has always been- buy what you are after- after all… its your home! We are simply here to guide you in your options and choices.

Happy Shopping!



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Sussex Eco Solutions (Open Mon- Fri. Saturday By Appointment Only) IconSussex Eco Solutions (Open Mon- Fri. Saturday By Appointment Only)

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  • Avatar David Young ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    I can't thank and recommend the staff at Sussex Eco Solutions highly enough. From the very first day, to actually having the gas fire installed, the care, assistance, patience and professionalism of the staff has been excellent. Even after having the fire installed there was absolutely no problem at all the fitter revisiting in order to make minor adjustments with respect to the placements of one or two logs in order to further enhance the realistic flame effect from the gas fire.
    We will certainly have no hesitation in using Sussex Eco Solutions again in the future.
  • Avatar Gemma Knight ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Absolutely fantastic! From start to finish Nick and his team have been amazing. Nothing is too much trouble and aftercare with any questions has continued with the same top quality service. This is a company that truly cares about its customers and makes the whole experience enjoyable. Thank you
  • Avatar Bri F ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    If you want a wood burning stove this is the place to go. A very customer & ethically focused local firm who invest time explaining all of their products and even where to buy the best quality sustainable wood/fuel. Also, environmentally-conscious and their team of fitters were courteous, clean, efficient and knowledgeable, explaining how everything worked. Would recommend.

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