When considering ways to remodel a home, many people consider adding or restoring an indoor fireplace. They do so much more than merely heat up a room; fireplaces change the feel of a room as well, making it more romantic and cozy.
There are several different types of indoor fireplaces you can purchase, but they basically fall into the broad categories of wood burning, gas burning, ethanol burning or electric. Here is some fireplace information for you to consider while you’re making your decision.
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- No Gas or Fuel Line required, just an electrical outlet for standard 110 volts.
- There is no venting, flue, or chimney required.
- Electric fireplace installs in minutes, not hours or days like gas– saving time and money.
- There is no annual service plan required and the daily operating cost is much less than a gas fireplace—only a penny per 24 hours with flame and backlighting and 9-18 cents per hour with the heat on.
- Cool to the touch when flame and heat are on, therefore safe for children and pets. CSA certified for safety.
- LED light technology offers high definition realistic looking flames. LED’s last for 35,000 hrs+.
- Control your flame intensity, ember bed lighting, and backlighting
- Built-in heater operates on high & low settings and no heat when it is not wanted or needed– great for everyday, year-round use
- Move it to another room when you want to redecorate. Have one in every room without the cost of remodeling.
- Glass stays clean without the film or residue of gas, or smoke from wood. Also great for those with allergies.
These are the types of fireplaces that have existed for centuries. Typically made of stone or brick, when you are close to them, you can really feel the heat, smell the wood burning and hear it crackling away.
They feel the most authentic, however, they often are not as effective at heating the room as some of the more modern varieties. Also, if you do not already have a fireplace in your home, it will require a fair amount of construction work to put in both the opening itself and the chimney for proper venting.