Fireplaces are a winter favourite! As the months begin to get colder make sure your home is prepared with plenty of heating, including a fireplace. Traditional fires are the biggest home comfort and the best form of central heating!
Gas Burning Fireplaces
There are two main types of gas burning fires. They are ventless built-in fireplaces and directed-vented built-in fireplaces. A ventless built-in fireplace is a fireplace that doesn’t require a chimney or a vent. As a result, these fireplaces are a little cheaper to purchase. However, if it’s being installed into a home, then some changes will need to be made to the house structure to make it safe.
The safer option is to get a directed-vented built-in fireplace. Again they don’t require a chimney, but they do have a vent to ensure that any products the gas fires produces go outside rather than in your home.
Wood Burning Fireplaces
The types of wood-burning fireplaces are endless. Wood burning fires are beautiful as they produce natural flames, heat and a glow that could bring a smile to anyone’s face. Enclosed fireplaces are the safest fireplaces you can get. They come with a built-in window that allows you to see the fire as it burns. The window is made of glass further making the view of the fire much more elegant.
Another type of wood burning fire would be an open fire. Open fires operate the same and burn wood, but they don’t have a window or doors. This allows the heat to have a direct entrance to the room making it one the most efficient heat sources.
Ethanol fireplaces are quite a modern element to have in your home. They can be wall mounted, making them less dangerous and allowing you to enjoy the view from all angles. Even though they are mounted on the wall, they will still produce heat and can look like a piece of artwork too!
Tabletop fireplaces are also a possibility. Their modern design allows them to fit into all rooms and as they are small enough to fit on a tabletop, they can be moved from room to room. They aren’t the strongest heat source available however they will still produce some heat.