The lifespan of your fireplace largely depends on the type you select.
For gas fireplaces, you can anticipate a lifespan of approximately 20-25 years with occasional part replacements and an annual inspection for upkeep.
Electric fireplaces, on the other hand, tend to have a lifespan of about 10-20 years, typically requiring minimal repairs and servicing. Following the manufacturer's care and maintenance instructions can further extend their lifespan.
If a longer lifespan is your priority, gas fireplaces are your best bet, offering an average longevity of 20-25 years.
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