Is a gas fire still of our time

Converting a gas fireplace to propane. Pros and cons

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In a time where the role of gas is undergoing change, the question arises whether gas fireplaces are still relevant. The answer is unequivocal: absolutely, and more so than ever before. Gas fireplaces remain a prominent choice, not only due to their design and the ambiance they create, but also because of the possibility to convert them to propane - a smart and environmentally friendly step.

Why Opt for a Gas Fireplace?

Gas fireplaces have stood the test of time and continue to offer undeniable advantages. If you value the warmth and ambiance of a fireplace, a gas fireplace is an excellent choice. Moreover, you can fully customize Faber gas fireplaces (MatriX series) to your taste.

What's even more interesting is that all Faber gas fireplaces can be converted to propane without major difficulty, if necessary. This allows you to retain the warmth and ambiance while using a more sustainable energy source.


Optimal Flames with Minimal Consumption

With the increasing insulation of modern homes, the need for heat is becoming less frequent. It's increasingly about the atmosphere a fireplace creates. Faber understands this and has designed gas fireplaces that allow you to enjoy a full and realistic fire, even when reducing the power. This results in reduced gas consumption and the preservation of the visual fire image.

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Propane or Natural Gas: Your Choice, Your Comfort

With our gas fireplaces, freedom is in your hands. When choosing between propane and natural gas for your gas fireplace, it all depends on your personal preferences and convenience.


Propane has a higher energy density, which practically means that consumption is significantly lower than, for example, natural gas. However, propane is often more expensive than natural gas and needs to be stored. This can reduce ease of use.

It is particularly suitable, for example, for an outdoor fireplace where a gas connection is not possible. This can also apply to certain rooms in the house or an entirely gas-free dwelling.

However, in terms of costs, propane can sometimes be more expensive than natural gas. Moreover, using propane requires storage tanks, which can take up extra space and incur additional costs. Although propane has cleaner combustion than natural gas, it can still produce CO2 emissions.

Natural Gas

Natural gas is a direct fossil fuel extracted from underground sources. It's an affordable option for heating your gas fireplace and can be an efficient source of heat. Natural gas also has the advantage of being widely available through the gas network, meaning you don't need storage tanks.

Although natural gas can be convenient and affordable, it has greater CO2 emissions compared to propane. This makes it less environmentally friendly. Additionally, natural gas can generate slightly less heat than propane, meaning you consume more to achieve the same level of warmth.

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Converting a Gas Fireplace to Propane

Whether you already have a gas fireplace or are considering acquiring one, converting to propane offers a sustainable and responsible alternative. Reducing CO2 emissions and promoting energy efficiency contribute to a greener future. Your fireplace can be not only a source of warmth and comfort but also a step towards a cleaner world.

With our gas fireplaces, freedom goes hand in hand. Whether you prefer natural gas or propane, our fireplaces are designed to seamlessly work with both gas types, without hassle. You have complete freedom to choose the fuel that best suits your needs.

But that's not all. Our gas fireplaces also offer the freedom of placement. Whether indoor or outdoor, our fireplaces adapt to your desires, without constraints from gas lines. With Faber gas fireplaces, you shape the ultimate fireplace experience exactly as you wish.

In most cases, it is possible to convert your fireplace to propane. This process is expertly carried out and takes into account your fireplace's specifications and local regulations.

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A Sustainable Choice for Your Fireplace

Gas fireplaces have carved out a special place in our homes over the years. They offer not only warmth but also create a cozy atmosphere. But are gas fireplaces still relevant in our modern era? The answer revolves around the fuel choices that power these fireplaces.

The choice between propane and natural gas is personal and dependent on circumstances. Propane delivers powerful heat and is considered more environmentally friendly due to its origin as a refinery byproduct. Natural gas is affordable and easily available through the gas network, but it has higher CO2 emissions.

Fortunately, Faber gas fireplaces adapt to both fuel types. The ability to choose between fuels takes into account warmth, ambiance, environmental friendliness, and budget.

Whether your preference leans toward propane or natural gas, gas fireplaces possess a timeless charm that fits various interior styles. Comfort, coziness, and sustainability remain important, and gas fireplaces evolve with the times. Gas fireplaces are definitely still relevant today.