The wood burning fireplace has long been the fireplace of choice.
The smell of burning wood and sound of a good fire are inviting
as well as romantic and relaxing. For some people, the act of
building a fire is as tranquil as the fire itself. In addition
to the ambience, this type of fireplace is wonderful for lowering
heating bills, especially if a blower is installed, which helps
push the warm air throughout the house.
Along with the benefits of a wood burning fireplace, there are
other considerations. For safety reasons, the fireplace will
need to be cleaned on a regular basis, which includes the chimney.
Additionally, when burning real wood ove gas logs, you will need
to provide close monitoring, especially when it comes time to
retire for the night.
The type of fireplace you choose depends on the intended use and
personal preference. When you get ready to make your decision,
think about overall cost, maintenance, appearance, and heat
efficiency. If your wood burning fireplace has been built
correctly, the heat generated will be a tremendous help with your
heating needs. In fact, when using a good blower, you can often
heat several rooms. Be sure to use the right wood since some
types of wood burn hotter than other woods. Although some woods
provide a wonderful smoky fragrance and generate more crackling
sounds, if you are looking for heat, use the hardwoods such as
fruitwood or oak.
The prefabricated wood burning fireplace has definitely increased
in popularity. In addition, they provide an affordable option for
heating your home. If you want to blend the prefabricated
fireplace in better with the décor a specific room, you can use
high-temperature paints to change the look. However, if you prefer
the rich look of stone, brick, marble, or granite, stick with the
traditional wood burning fireplace.
Even though gas fireplaces outsold wood burning fireplaces in the
past couple of years, no one will dispute that a wood burning
fireplace offers a unique magic unlike any other type of fireplace.