How Much Propane Does A Gas Fireplace Use?

Written on: January 4, 2023

Enjoy cozy comfort with a propane fireplace from Hometowne Energy!

propane fireplace new york We’re fully into winter here in the Finger Lakes Region, and many days, there’s nothing like coming home and relaxing in front of a warm and cozy fire in the fireplace.

If you have a wood-burning fireplace, you’ve got some work to do before you can relax. You need to bring in the wood, build and light a fire, then wait for it to get going. When you’re done, you have to deal with the mess of cleaning up the ashes.

You can skip all of that with a propane fireplace and gas logs from Hometowne Energy! We install and service propane fireplaces and gas logs and can help you secure financing and rebates, if available.

Propane usage for fireplaces

A propane fireplace is an excellent way to add ambiance and heat to your home, but you may be wondering how much propane it will use. As a general rule of thumb, each 100,000 BTUs uses approximately one gallon of propane. For example, if you have a 50,000 BTU fireplace then you can expect it to use one gallon every two hours that it is in use.

Now, compare the expense and work you put into your wood-burning fireplace with a propane one. Most people are delighted by how easy and cost-effective it is to have a propane fireplace in their home.

If you don’t have a fireplace in your home, adding a propane fireplace is much easier and less expensive than adding a masonry fireplace. Installation is quick, often taking less than a day. And you can install it wherever you like in your home.

Can you convert a wood-burning fireplace to propane?

Yes! It’s quite easy with a propane fireplace insert and gas logs.

With a propane fireplace, you get a much more attractive and realistic flame than electric fireplaces. You can choose gas logs in a wide ranges of styles, from classic oak to rustic birch to coastal driftwood. Today’s gas logs are made to look closely like real wood.

What’s great is, you’ll be able to enjoy a fire in your propane fireplace with the push of a button. When you’re done, just turn it off with no worries about cleanup.

A propane fireplace also gets and keeps your room warm much better and efficiently than a wood-burning fireplace. A propane fireplace insert can have an efficiency of up to 80%, which is much higher than a wood fire. In fact, up to 90% of the heat produced by a wood-burning fireplace goes straight up the chimney! This means that when a wood fire starts to burn out, the room can become very cold very quickly as all the heat is drawn out.

With expert propane gas fireplace and gas long installation and service, along with dependable propane delivery, Hometowne Energy is your one-stop shop for enjoying all a propane fireplace can bring to your home! Contact us today to get started.