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Fuel Choice Matrix

Use this chart to learn more about different fuel types—and make the best choice for you.


Wood

Gas

Electric
Benefits Natural and available. Wood can supplement furnace usage and drive heating costs down, too. Convenience. Quickly turn the fire on or off, adjust flame height and fire intensity. Extremely reliable heat. No gas or wood to purchase. No venting required. Install almost anywhere.
Fire Characteristics Expect robust, steady fires. Our wood products deliver powerful heating performance and efficiency. Gas fires are consistent and controllable by design. You choose the fire's intensity. A unique, hypnotic glow with no actual flames.
Fire Starting Paper, kindling, and fire-starting logs work just fine. Flip a switch or grab your remote. It's that easy. Use an outlet or have the unit hardwired. Then, simply flip a switch or grab your remote.
Type of Heat Customize your comfort. Adding more fuel will immediately increase convective heat. Radiant heat will remain strong and steady. Enjoy a steady mix of radiant and convective heat. Electric fireplaces produce radiant heat—and you completely control the heat output.
Fuel Storage & Handling Dry storage is important. A cord of wood is stacked 4'x4'x8'. On average, a 1,500 sq. ft. home will require 2-4 cords per season. Fed through a pipeline or delivered to your home and stored in an outside tank. Electric fireplaces are extremely hassle-free and don't require any fuel storage.

Use this chart to learn more about different fuel types—and make the best choice for you.

WOOD
BENEFITS Natural and available. Wood can supplement furnace usage and drive heating costs down, too.
FIRE CHARACTERISTICS Expect robust, steady fires. Our wood products deliver powerful heating performance and efficiency.
FIRE STARTING Paper, kindling, and fire-starting logs work just fine.
TYPE OF HEAT Customize your comfort. Adding more fuel will immediately increase convective heat. Radiant heat will remain strong and steady.
FUEL STORAGE & HANDLING Dry storage is important. A cord of wood is stacked 4'x4'x8'. On average, a 1,500 sq. ft. home will require 2-4 cords per season.
GAS
BENEFITS Convenience. Quickly turn the fire on or off, adjust flame height and fire intensity.
FIRE CHARACTERISTICS Gas fires are consistent and controllable by design. You choose the fire's intensity.
FIRE STARTING Flip a switch or grab your remote. It's that easy.
TYPE OF HEAT Enjoy a steady mix of radiant and convective heat.
FUEL STORAGE & HANDLING Fed through a pipeline or delivered to your home and stored in an outside tank.
ELECTRIC
BENEFITS Extremely reliable heat. No gas or wood to purchase. No venting required. Install almost anywhere.
FIRE CHARACTERISTICS A unique, hypnotic glow with no actual flames.
FIRE STARTING Use an outlet or have the unit hardwired. Then, simply flip a switch or grab your remote.
TYPE OF HEAT Electric fireplaces produce radiant heat—and you completely control the heat output.
FUEL STORAGE & HANDLING Electric fireplaces are extremely hassle-free and don't require any fuel storage.