Looking to get a new fireplace? Choosing the right one for you can be a challenge; we will discuss each type of fireplace to help you decide which one may be right for you before winter rolls around can help you plan in advance. Having a brand new fireplace during the colder months can be a huge benefit, but it’s important to plan ahead. Here are three kinds of fireplaces worth considering from us here at Champion Chimneys.
This type of fireplace is a classic. It is the oldest and most traditional option out of the four. No other can compare to the distinct look, smell, and sound of a wood-burning fire. However, this type does require the most upkeep and maintenance. Wood-burning fireplaces also require storage for logs or trips to the store for firewood. To ensure safety, it is necessary to have a screen when using a wood-burning fireplace to protect you from burning embers. Lastly, it is important to note that wood-burning fireplaces can lose more heat through the chimney than what they create. If there is a gas starter, your fireplace can be easily converted from wood to gas by adding gas logs.
Instead of wood, a gas fireplace burns natural gas. Much like a traditional wood-burning fireplace, vented gas fireplaces are constructed with a firebox that is vented through the chimney. Vented fireplaces allow for a variety of different burning elements such as ceramic logs that have the appearance of real burning logs or flames that come through glass beads that have a more modern look.
Direct vent fireplaces and ventless fireplaces are two other types of gas fireplaces. Direct vent fireplaces do not require a chimney and the flames are kept behind glass, which allows a large amount of heat to be emitted without losing warm air up the flue. Since ventless fireplaces do not have a vent, they are able to be placed on any internal walls with a gas source. In addition, all of the heat from the ventless fireplace remains inside the home.
Electric fireplaces are the most cost-effective of the options and can be easily incorporated into any space. This type of fireplace is all about functionality; all you need to do is follow the instructions regarding placement and plug it into an outlet. Electric fireplaces come in a variety of styles to match the decor of your home and can add ambiance without costing a fortune.
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