A propane fireplace is starting to become the new ‘log burner’ of choice for many home owners. Rather than put up with the mess and fuss of a traditional wood burning fire, many are now opting to install and run the propane version.
Aesthetically, there’s very little difference between the two. Coupled with the fact that propane is readily available, it’s no wonder that they’re fast becoming a popular alternative to the standard domestic fires.
Further there's a lot of choice available, in terms of style, size and price. Amazon have a good selection available for purchase - making the option of buying and owning one incredibly easy. Be the first to own a propane gas fireplace - they're a superb and wholly innovative form of heating - especially whilst there's some really great models currently on the market.
Bainbridge II Dual Fuel Freestanding Vent Free Stove Model GSD3033
This is the best propane fireplace - a great alternative to other forms of indoor heating. It's big enough to heat a size-able space, yet compact enough to install and get up and running in no time at all.
It will work off both LP and natural gas - so it's great if you're wanting one to hook up to the gas supply in your area. All the controls are hidden away down the side - within a hidden panel that adds to its elegant appeal. A great indoor fireplace - with an affordable price tag.
Stonegate Propane Fireplace
This is a wonderfully rustic looking propane fireplace - and one of the more popular styles. The whole design is fireproof, despite the merry looking fire that burns in the center. It heats up the ceramic logs, which give it an added 'real fire' appearance.
It will put out an impressive amount of heat once you have it fully installed and will happily run for some time of a standard propane gas tank. If you're looking for a vent-less fireplace that's both affordable and aesthetic on the eye, this one is a great choice.
Outdoor Propane Fireplace
An outdoor propane fireplace can be purchased and installed much the same as the indoor version. Or you can take advantage of the myriad of stunning propane fire pit models available.
For many, the deciding factor when purchasing any style propane fireplace is whether or not they’ve actually got a mains connection. Connecting to an external supply line can run into serious money.
Installing a propane fire won’t cost even half as much as a new mains connection – a definite plus. You can also install a propane fireplace outdoors, on a patio area for example. As an outdoor heating supply, they’ve grown in popularity in the last few years.
Going back to costs, the price you’ll pay for the gas depends on the size of the area you’re intending to heat – plus the type of fire you buy. There are also many variables that go into pricing for propane and you need to bear this in mind.
Propane dealers need to meet rigid safety standards, have solid high-end insurance cover and also factor in transportation of a hazardous substance. All add to the overall price - which you, the consumer, will ultimately pay for.
However, it's not all doom and gloom re costs. Shop around, do the math. Many suplliers are more than happy to discuss realistic costing and will try to inform you as much as possible.
And it doesn't always pay to buy the cheapest - remember that safety is paramount and you're better off paying a little more for your fuel, rather than a lot less from a back street dealer.
Propane Fireplace Inserts
Ventless Propane Fireplace
A ventless propane fireplace can come in many different designs. You can opt for the log burning type – though you’ll have to purchase log inserts in order to recreate the look of a wood burning fire.
There are also freestanding versions available – great if you have a large area and can place the fire in a central position.
Many are rather contemporary in design but there are some that have an additional vintage appearance.
There’s a large amount of propane fireplace dealers/outlets, both online and down the local high street. All stock a wide variety of propane fireplaces and different price ranges to suit.
Propane Fireplace Installation
Nora Chavez on July 08, 2018:
How is this safe? Is there a limited number of hours you can use a ventless propane heater indoors? Where is the propane tank located?
Alicia on August 14, 2015:
how can I purchase the Stongate propane firplace?
whitton on December 08, 2010:
Thanks for the great information!! Propane fireplaces are great and no mess which is a huge plus!!
shanel from Seattle on December 24, 2009:
Really informative hub. The ventless fireplace makes adding a fireplace to any home easy.
Andria (author) on December 20, 2009:
Energy Guild - well now you know, maybe a propane firepçace is for you? I use propane when at home. It's safe, effective and easy to use :)
Energy Guild from Ripon, WI on December 18, 2009:
Great hub. I didn't know they had a ventless version for propane. This makes me think twice about some upcoming projects. Thanks for the extra brain stimulation.
Andria (author) on October 01, 2009:
Carlton - next time I have a property with a backyard, I'm buying the outdoor version. I used to be married to a welder and was forever turning his propane tank on, in order to keep warm at his unit, so I'm fine with the use of the gas.
carltonsbooks.com on October 01, 2009:
Thanks for the excellent info. I was thinking about a propane fireplace because of the ease of installation. You have convienced me that it's the way to go. Thanks again