Types of fireplaces

Having a fireplace in your home is a great thing. It is possible to have the fireplaces in different rooms in the house. A fireplace will heat up the room as well as changing the feel of the room. There are several types of fireplaces you may considerwhen buying a fireplace. They are all under the categories of electric, wood burning, ethanol burning, and gas burning. The following are the different types of fireplaces.

Electric fireplaces.


This type is the most cost-effective of all the othertypes. They are very easy to install. You can also turn the heating function on or off as you maintain a fireplace like an ambiance. Electric fireplaces allow user customization. Most of them are controlled by remote. Others have even different fire effects varieties. Some of the fireplaces under electric includes electric fireplace TV stand and entertainment centers which comes with some media furniture and mantel electric fireplaces which mimic a built in the wood burning fireplace but requires no chimney access or venting.


Wood burning fireplaces.


The well-known by many people is a traditional wood burning hearth. What makes it even better is the crackling and snapping of a roaring fires. Today you will find different options under the wood-burning fireplaces. They include;


Traditional open hearth.

It has existed for a very long time. It is made of bricks or stones. You can hear crackling wood, burning wood smell, and the heat when you are close. You require to construct a chimney for proper venting.


Wood burning stoves. It is not a fireplace technically. It provides an alternative for wood burning for heating without requiring a fireplace. Put a pipe to vent the smoke outside.


Enclosed fireplaces. It is made in a manner that a lot of heat will enter the house than that which will escape through the chimney. You will
be able to enjoy the ambiance of the fire as it burns through the large glass panel it is made of.

Fireplace inserts. They are inserts designed to fit a fireplace which is already existing. It is fitted by just sliding it into the opening.


Gas burning fireplaces.


They produce more heat at a lower cost. Also, the gas is burned more cleanly. They ar cheap to install since they require little constructions. The fireplaces under gas burning are direct vented built in and Ventless built-in fireplaces. The ventless do not require vent and hence simple to install.


Ethanol burning fireplaces.


This type has become very common these days. They are easy
to install and have a contemporary design. Also, they are odorless and very clean. They also pose no threat to the environment. They include; wall mounted, fireplace conversion, and tabletop fireplaces.