Wood vs. Gas Fireplace in OregonYou love the idea of a chimney, but the thought of dealing with the dust and debris that comes with a wood burning fireplace is giving you second thoughts. Well, there is a cleaner alternative: gas fireplaces. While gas fireplaces don’t give the exact experience that a wood burning appliance does, they do give you many of the pluses without many of the minuses of a wood fireplace.

One of our preferred manufacturers to work with is Regency Fireplace. They provide several beautiful gas burning models that fit any aesthetic. It is important to remember that you still will need to have regular maintenance performed on the chimney. Even gas units need to be regularly serviced. You never know whether debris has gotten in the chimney, or some wildlife has built a nest. Any obstructions are just as likely to catch fire in a chimney connected to a gas fireplace as one that is connected to a wood burning fireplace.

The important thing to remember with any fireplace is that certain safety precautions must be observed. Nonetheless, a gas fireplace will enable you to start a fire with the flip of a switch, rather than the striking of several matches. And your clothes won’t smell like a campfire all Winter long.

Our Portland Service Area

Located right here in Portland, Oregon, our chimney sweep technicians provide the best in chimney cleaning, fireplace installation and dryer vent care in the Greater Portland-Metro area. From North Portland down to Tualatin and Oregon City in the south, from Pleasant Valley in the east to Beaverton and Sherwood in the west – when it comes to your chimney, fireplace and vents, we hope you’ll call American Chimney & Masonry!

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To schedule an appointment with one of our expert technicians, please call 503-644-0393 or fill out our online scheduling form. With over 19,000 satisfied customers since 1989, we are ready for more! We look forward to visiting with you soon about your fireplace and chimney sweep needs.