When it comes to comparing both gas and electric fires, gas fires have always traditionally been more popular due to their design. They generally looked far more realistic as they had that magic ingredient – the flame. Although they deliver the same heat that a log fire can produce, the ashes and work is not part of ownership. Just a gas line and you’re ready to go.
However, there is one downside to gas fires that needs to be considered, and that’s the removal of fumes. These days that has been partially addressed and it’s no longer necessary to have either a chimney or a flue to remove fumes from the gas fire.