There is nothing better than a warm, welcoming, and festive fireplace. A fireplace is where you, your friends, and your family can gather, enjoy each other’s company, and beat the winter chill. Whether you’re interested in a wood-fired, traditional fireplace, or a more modern gas-fired direct-vent model, we’ve got the products that you need.
Understanding Different Fireplaces – What’s Best For You?
With such a wide variety of fireplaces available, it can be difficult to choose the option that’s best for you. Here’s what you need to know about the different types of fireplaces that are available to you.
Wood-burning fireplaces – Wood-burning fireplaces are the most traditional and oldest type of fireplace. As the name suggests, they do not require any source of power – neither natural gas or propane. Instead, you use wood as your fuel source. This makes them very economical, and especially useful if you do not plan to use your fireplace often because there is no extra cost to hook up propane.
Gas fireplaces – Gas fireplaces are the most popular type of modern fireplace in use today. Gas fireplaces combine the beauty and appeal of a traditional, wood-firing fireplace with the versatility and cost-effectiveness of natural gas or propane. Gas fireplaces can be turned on and off with simple push-button igniters, and burn much more cleanly than a traditional wood fireplace – with no ash or noxious fumes.
Propane fireplaces – Propane fireplaces use propane instead of natural gas. This allows them to burn more cleanly and efficiently, due to the high energy density and low carbon content of propane.
Direct vent gas fireplaces – While traditional fireplaces require a chimney, direct vent gas fireplaces do not. They can be built to vent gas and exhaust fumes out of almost any part of your home. This allows them to be installed in homes that lack chimneys or otherwise cannot have a traditional gas or wood-burning fireplace.
You can even get electric fireplaces – though they don’t actually “burn” anything, so they don’t really qualify as a “fireplace”.
Each type of fireplace has its benefits. Wood-burning fireplaces are traditional and fun, while modern gas-powered models are more convenient and flexible. What is right for you depends on your home, tastes, and your particular budget.
Why Install A Fireplace?
Why should you install a fireplace in your home? There are a variety of reasons:
Direct heating – When it gets really cold, your furnace can only do so much. The air in your home will be warmed up, but it’s often imperceptible and hard to notice. A fireplace, in contrast, provides direct heat from its flame – and this direct heating can help you endure even the harshest winter days!
Added ambiance – Fireplaces are comforting and relaxing. They provide additional warmth to any room in your home and lend your room a beautiful ambiance that’s sure to please.
Lower utility bills – You can use a fireplace to heat one particular room in your home while turning down the furnace. This lets you stay warm while reducing the amount of heat that is wasted in other rooms.
These are just a few of the reasons you should consider installing a fireplace in your home. And with little maintenance required, a wide variety of styles available, and fireplaces that fit every budget, you’ve come to the right place!
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