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The Natural Gas Fireplace Alternative

Many people would love to have a fireplace, but for a number of reasons are not able to. One of the major concerns many have about fireplaces is the worry that it could end up being a fire hazard. This is not paranoia, but a valid concern. So, people end up going without ever having that fireplace they dreamed of. Some people, however, persevere and utilize an alternative to the traditional fireplace.

Some people buy dvds of a raging fire and play it on their TV. This is so beyond silly that it is shocking people spring for such nonsense. There is, however, a much less inane alternative to the traditional fireplace. That alternative is the natural gas fireplace.

A natural gas fireplace uses, what else, a natural gas heat source that is 'hidden' within realistic logs. While it is not the real thing, a gas fireplace has quite a few benefits the real thing does not have.

A natural gas fireplace is safe. There is no worry or concern with a chimney fire or any such errant hazard. This provides less worry than what accompanies the traditional fireplace.

A gas fireplace doesn't require cleaning. Since there is no fire and no burning logs or embers, there is nothing that needs to be cleaned or replaced. That is a huge time saver.

A natural gas fireplace can be accommodated anywhere. If you live in a first floor apartment, the landlord is not going to let you install a fireplace. That is just a no-no as far as apartment renting goes. However, one can 'install' a natural gas fireplace with no hassles. And the landlord doesn't even have to know!

Perhaps the best advantage of a gas fireplace is that natural gas burns cleanly, unlike logs, which means you don't have to worry about indoor air pollution, which is quite common in homes that have a fireplace.

Bottom line: gas fireplace is a great addition to any residence and is an excellent alternative to the traditional fireplace.

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