Gas Hearth Appliances: Decorative Use or an Efficient Heater?
The distinction between decorative or casual use gas appliances and heater rated units in the hearth industry is well documented and distinctively marketed. The first question to a potential consumer should always be “What is the intended use and expectation of the appliance you are seeking to purchase? “ and then we proceed to explain the differences between “decorative” vs. our “heated rated” gas fired options.
Maine B&Bs, inns, hotel lobbies, restaurants and many Maine homes wish to create an occasional welcoming and pleasing fireplace flame but do not wish to create excessive heat transfer into the room. Elderly home owners, in particular, are often asking for a decorative gas log set to allow them to enjoy their fireplaces when they do longer wish to handle firewood.
Propane patio heaters allow many Maine businesses to extend their season and allows employers to keep operating in the fringe seasons, employees to stay on the job and gives consumers the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors.
For the customer who wishes to zone heat their home with a gas heater, a high efficiencey heater rated stove, insert or fireplace is obviously the best choice for them. They do not want want their heating dollars to escape via a vent system.