Now that the fall season is here, many consumers are thinking about installing wood or gas fireplaces inside their homes to create a wonderfully cozy atmosphere indoors when the weather turns cold and uninviting outside. If you’re thinking of adding a fireplace to your home consider taking a look at gel fuel fireplaces because they’ve soared in popularity in recent years to become the top alternative to classic wood and gas fireplaces. Here are three reasons why you should consider installing one of these fireplaces.

Easy to Install and Smokeless

Putting a gas or wood fireplace into your home is a major undertaking that takes both time and money.  One of the biggest selling points of gel fueled fireplaces is that the freestanding models are easy to install and so easy in fact that the average person can do it him or herself. Because the  fireplace gel used in these fireplaces  is an alcohol-based product, there is no need for a chimney or venting system as this type of fireplace is smokeless. When a gel burning fireplace is lit, it is extremely clean-burning and leaves no ashes behind so you don’t have to clean up a mess every time you use it.  Even though gel burning fireplaces don’t produce as much heat as gas or wood fireplaces, the beauty of the flickering flames can lend a relaxing and enjoyable touch to any room inside your home.


Since a gel fuel fireplace doesn’t require a flue or chimney to expel its gas, this type of fireplace can move with the homeowner from one home to another and even to different rooms inside the home. These fireplaces don’t emit a whole lot of heat so they can be placed on any type of flooring and against any wall which is something you can’t do with wood and gas burning fireplaces. This gives you the freedom to place your fireplace anywhere you please be it in your bedroom, basement, kitchen office or living area.

Imagine how convenient it would be to have the flexibility of enjoying your fireplace with family and friends in your living area and to move it later on into your bedroom so you can unwind in front of the warm, dancing flames as you doze off to sleep. The fact that gel fuel fireplaces are so portable is what has made this type of unit extremely popular among consumers looking for true value.

Adds Warmth and Character

Even though the fireplace gel used in these fireplaces does not smoke, it does produce flames which shimmer and dance just like the flames emitted from wood burning or gas fireplaces. A gel burning fireplace creates a reddish orange flame that makes crackling and popping sounds that resemble a wood fire as it burns. People who have these fireplaces installed inside their homes immensely enjoy the ambiance, warmth and character gel fireplaces add to their living areas and they also enjoy not having to deal with smoke and ashes.