Browsing through different types of fireplace for your house

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Nowadays a fireplace is an essential addition to a house, and if homeowners want to remodel or build a house, they will also consider installing one in one of the rooms of their house. A fireplace is not just a source of heat, they change the look and feel of a room and they make the space more cosy and welcoming. Having a fireplace in your house is great, and if you have enough room you should place fireplaces in every room of your house. If you want to choose an environmentally friendly option, then you will opt for a gas fireplace, but there are numerous solutions, so before making a decision, it is important to know what your options are. You should take a cup of tea, relax, and learn about fireplaces, because they are an epic addition to a house.

Fireplaces according to their fuel

The first thing a homeowner should decide when they choose to install a fireplace is the type of fuel they prefer. According to the type of fuel the fireplace will have, you will also know where you can install it, and what design options you have. The type of fuel is decided by the geographic area where you live, because according to the region some options may be more budget friendly than others.

Electric fireplaces

Electric fireplaces are quite common, because of the fuel type they use. Electricity is used to heat the interior coils. They provide warmth to your house, and the majority of models also feature an internal fan, for a better distribution of heat inside your home. Electrical fireplaces do not have a real flame, a fake flame is designed inside the fireplace to achieve a more natural look. Depending on the model of fireplace, some of them even feature a crackling fake log. In case you do not want the fireplace to warm your house, then you can turn off the heating option, and you can maintain only the flickering flame. This will add a cosy aspect to your house.

Homeowners prefer electric fireplaces, because they can control their functions from the comfort of their chair or bed. Electric fireplaces have a remote to help you control the fireplace, so you will be able to increase and decrease the temperature according to your preferences. Electric fireplaces are effective and affordable, and people prefer them, because they do not have to chop wood to power them. They are also considered the safest option for animals and children.

Gas fireplaces

If you are looking for an alternative to the traditional wood fireplaces, then you can opt for the gas fireplaces. This model of fireplace is easy to install and cost effective. In case you want to remodel your house, then this is the best option, because it can be installed with little reconstruction. Even if they are cost-effective, gas fireplaces are quite efficient when it comes to warming your house. They are a great solution for the homeowners who want to save money for their energy bills. Gas fireplaces can be installed in every room of the house, because they do not require a pre-installing setup. Gas fireplaces come with a pipe and this is why they can be installed in every room of the house.

Gel fireplaces

Gel fireplaces are not as popular as electric or gas fireplaces but they come with numerous benefits. Gel fireplaces are great for the people who do not want to have difficulties in installing the fireplace. The homeowner only needs to refill them with gel in order for them to function. There are no pipes, lines, electrical wires or venting accompanying the fireplace. Gel fireplaces are versatile, and they can be placed even on a wall, because they are lightweight. People prefer this type of fireplace, instead of the electric one, because it has a real flame. But you cannot use it as your primary source of heat, because the gel used as fuel is not very powerful.

Wood-burning fireplace


If you want to install a traditional fireplace then you should opt for a wood burning one. They are used by the homeowners who want to maintain their houses warm during the cold season. There are people who simply love to hear the roaring fire and the cracking of wood. When it comes to this model, the fireplace maintenance has to be made by a professional, because it is a complex task. Its maintenance and cost are its biggest drawbacks, but its benefits cannot be compared with the ones of the other models.

Fireplaces according to their design

Open-heart fireplaces

This is the oldest type of fireplace, people from all around the world use it. According to the owner’s preference, it can be made from bricks or stones. If you install one you will definitely feel its heat and you will smell the wood burning. It is required a previous setup to be installed, because it implies a lot of work to construct it.

Enclosed fireplaces

As its name states this model is enclosed. You will enjoy the beauty of the flames through a glass. This model keeps the warmth inside the room, and they are preferred by persons who own both houses and apartments. They maintain the cosy feeling and provide the necessary heat for warming a room.

Fireplace inserts

This is one of the latest types of fireplaces, and more and more homeowners prefer them. In case you already have a fireplace, you can place the insert on the spot, and it will function perfectly. Fireplace inserts are enclosed, so you can transform them into an efficient source of warmth.

Wall mounted fireplaces

If you want to hang the fireplace on the wall, then this model is perfect. It is used for both warming the space and as a decoration item. You should check the models available online, if you want to use a wall-mounted fireplace instead of a TV or artwork. It will instantly become the centrepiece of your room.



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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
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Fireplaces and other things like it can really bring out a nice accent if it’s the right kind of house :)

Jul 31, 2018 11:58 PM #1
Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, - Monroe, NY
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I love my wood burning stove - it adds so much heat to the house!

Aug 01, 2018 03:56 AM #2
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