If you are the type of person that when you think about a fireplace, all you see is wood and chimney; then we are here to change your concepts. Fireplaces nowadays are modern and very efficient; they are much more than wood and smoke. With this article we will introduce you to the different types of fireplaces and everything you need to know about them. Get ready to change what you think about fireplaces and surprise yourself with what technology can offer you!
First, let´s start with the most popular one; the wood-burning fireplace. They are the more traditional option between customers because they look beautiful in any room, it doesn´t smell and the sound of wood is relaxing. Despite of what you think or you´ve heard, these types of fireplaces don´t release much polluting smoke to the environment, but of course that it depends on many facts like the manufacture and the quality of the fireplace. There are a few unpleasant things when it comes to wood fireplaces, but nothing too serious and we will talk about it in other article. So, if you want a classic fireplace, these types are perfect.
Now, let´s talk about gas fireplaces. What are those? We, instead of wood, they burn natural gas. These types of fireplaces are constructed almost like wood fireplaces, but with a firebox that is vented through a chimney. Gas fireplaces allow for the largest variety of burning elements, which vary from ceramic logs, which have the appearance of real burning logs and embers to more modern flames. One good thing about these fireplaces is that if you have one of those and for some reason you decide that you want to change it, they can be easily converted to wood burning fireplaces.
And, to finish this article, let´s talk about electric fireplaces and ethanol fireplaces. The electric fireplaces are like televisions, because they easy to be placed anywhere and they look stunning and the pellet stove is the best opion for you. They are electric, so you don´t have to do much; just plug one into an outlet. If you like functionality, this is the perfect fireplace for you. Now you are probably wondering about ethanol fireplaces and we have good news if you got interested in the electric ones; they look as beautiful as the electric fireplaces, creating a low, blue flame which will make your living room look like a 5 star hotel. These fireplaces are not very popular yet because they are one of the newest additions to fireplaces technology. Soon they will become a sweetheart, because they are very practical. The flames requires no venting, which means they can be used anywhere in the house. These fireplaces require refilling and you must be very careful using them, because ethanol is inflammable.
We hope this article was useful for you, and you to decide what is the best option for your need. Don´t forget to always check instructions and information about any fireplace you decide to buy.