Natural Gas Fireplaces - Cost Comparison

Save up to $2,000* per year, every year.

When it comes to comparing a natural gas fireplace versus a wood or electric fireplace the verdict is clear. Natural gas wins on all fronts.

You can save on your annual operating cost when selecting a natural gas fireplace over a wood fireplace.

Fireplace Input Average Hours/Year
Natural Gas 
Wood Cost
Savings Up To
20,000 Btu/hr 330 $71 $187 $116
30,000 Btu/hr 330 $92 $281 $189
40,000 Btu/hr 330 $114 $375 $261

Based on fuel rates as of January, 2014
Natural Gas $0.2304 per m3
Wood $150 per cord  (One full cord of wood = 4’x4’x8’)

** Assumptions to create the cost comparison were based on a 500 square foot room in a standard home located in the Union Gas service area.