Which Stove Is Cheaper To Run? | Burning Inspirations
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When it comes to heating our homes, there are a few different options available to us. We can choose to use a gas fire, electric fire or log burning stove. A gas fire works by burning natural gas or propane, while an electric fire uses electricity to heat up coils, and a log burning stove burns wood logs to create heat.

So, what is the cheapest fireplace to run? The answer is that this will be entirely dependent on the current prices of fuel and what supplier you are with. However, we can look into the costs associated with each of these types of fires to give you a better idea of what to expect.



Gas Fires

If you’re looking for an economic and efficient way to heat your home, a gas fire is a great option. Not only does gas tend to be cheaper than other fuel sources, but gas fires also tend to be more economical to run. In addition, gas can be purchased in bottles in bulk if you don’t have a gas connection, so you won’t have to worry about running out of fuel in the middle of winter. So if you’re looking for a way to keep your home warm and your wallet full, a gas fire is a great choice. It’s important to note though that gas prices will fluctuate over time, so the pricing may vary.


Electric Fires

Electric fires are generally more expensive to run, but they are very efficient because no energy is lost through a flu or chimney. This means that electric fires are a great choice to heat a room, as all of the heat generated will stay in the room. Electric fires are also very easy to install and don’t require any special ventilation, so they’re a great option if you’re looking for a hassle-free way to keep your home warm. And as they emit less carbon dioxide than traditional fires, they are better for the environment, too. Like gas, electricity pricing varies greatly depending on time of use and your tariff, so it’s difficult to comment on pricing with 100% certainty. 


Log Burning Stoves

For those who are looking for an eco-friendly and cost-effective way to heat their homes, a log burning stove is a great option. Although the initial cost of installation can be high, the long-term savings on heating costs can be significant. Even better, if you have access to large amounts of wood, the cost of running a log burning stove can be almost nil. The key to making this heating option work is to be diligent about stocking up on wood during the summer months. If you can do this, you’ll be able to enjoy the warm glow and crackle of a log fire all winter long without having to worry about the cost.


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What Is Right For Me?

The type of heating that is right for you will depend on a number of factors, including the cost of fuel, the efficiency of the system and your personal preferences. If you’re looking for an efficient and economical way to heat your home, a gas fire is a great option. However, if you’re looking for a hassle-free way to keep your home warm, an electric fire may be a better choice. And if you’re looking for a potentially cost-effective way to heat your home, a log burning stove is a great option. Ultimately, the decision of which type of heating is right for you will come down to your own preferences.

At Burning Inspirations, we have a range of all three types for you to choose from. Get in touch today or visit our showroom.