Penfield, New York
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Rochester, NY 14625
(585) 385-2420

How to Choose Between Gas and Wood Fireplace October 15, 2018

Penfield, Monroe
How to Choose Between Gas and Wood Fireplace, Penfield, New York

New York autumns are magical, bringing fiery foliage and crisp air. The arrival of cold weather in fall and winter is even better when you can curl up with a good book in front of a cozy hearth. The folks at Cricket on the Hearth will help keep your home snug and save on your monthly utility bills this autumn and winter with a charming wood or gas fireplace. But how do you choose between the two? Both are great options, but here’s what you need to know to make the choice that’s right for you. 

Gas Fireplace

When it comes to convenience and ease of use, gas fireplaces are best. You’ll never have to chop or collect firewood. You ignite them with a multi-function remote, so there’s no need to build a  fire.  The remote also can operate on a thermostatic setting, just like your furnace, working to maintain a temperature of your choosing. Inserts will all heat in a power out but will not have the fan operational without electricity.  Gas fireplaces are incredibly low-maintenance as they don’t produce build up in your chimney, which must be swept out yearly.  Cricket on the Hearth recommends  their inserts be serviced every two years unless you notice a problem.  It is important to note that we install all of our product and service only the product that we have sold and installed.


Wood Inserts

Wood inserts provide a distinct aroma, intense heat, comforting crackle, and charming ambiance that can’t be replicated. If you want to spend hours relaxing and sipping cocoa in front of a real flame, a wood insert is for you. The inserts at Cricket on the Hearth have large windows for viewing the fire and providing additional radiant heat. They are designed to control the burn of your wood for the most efficient heat output.

 They heat when the power is out which is a significant advantage in emergency situations although, the fan will not work without electricity. Use your wood insert or wood-burning stove to toast marshmallows or heat other food. With ample wood in the Finger Lakes of New York, we enjoy a very reasonable and ample supply of wood. Cricket on the Hearth uses our wood burning displays to heat our showroom.  Stop in and enjoy the warmth. Our best sale prices are effective until October 30th so don’t delay!

Wood or gas fireplaces and stoves add value and character to any home, and now’s the ideal time to install one. Since 1968, residents of Monroe County, NY have turned to Cricket on the Hearth Inc. in Rochester, NY for the best selection of wood and gas burning stoves and fireplaces from respected brands. In addition to an array of top-notch and competitively-priced products, they also provide services including installation and chimney inspection for your convenience. Call (585) 385-2420 to speak with a friendly staff member or visit their website to learn more. 


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