The amount of heat produced by a heating appliance is measured in British Thermal Units (BTUs). One BTU represents the amount of energy required to raise the temperature of 1lb of water by 1 degree F.
Generally, more BTUs correlate to greater heating potential. However, the amount of BTUs needed to heat a specific area varies, based on climate and home efficiency.
Estimated Hourly Operating Cost: (Learn More)
Estimated Operating Cost
Gas Fireplaces / Stoves / Inserts
Hourly operating costs are impacted by the BTUs for the product and the price of natural gas or propane.
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Outdoor Gas Fireplaces
Get the most out of your hearth product by staying up-to-date on basic maintenance and care. Plan to have a local professional inspect your appliance annually. Some additional maintenance activities you can perform include:
- Inspecting and cleaning the glass, doors, fronts and surrounds with a non-abrasive cleaner
- Checking and/or replacing remote control batteries and functioning
Always be sure your appliance is off and completely cooled before performing any maintenance.
Consult the installation/owner’s manual for more detailed information on maintenance.