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As we are in the middle of winter and it seems that this cold will last a little longer, it is best to talk warmth to our home. Being next to a roaring fire and being hypnotized by the flames of fire is something so inspiring, what better idea to put one in the lounge. The fireplace warms us and makes our house is cozy.
And best of all, there are fireplaces to suit all tastes and budgets. The work is to warm with wood, gas-powered models, open fire or to feel enclosed with safety glass … even portable and ecological.
To choose it is better to know some details about each:
- Ecological Fireplaces: Renewable energy
These are the last thing on the market, are the environmentally friendly fuels such as denatured ethanol, a sustainable energy resource. It is a renewable energy and clean combustion and produces no waste so you do not need a flue and no installation that can be hosted anywhere. This makes for a great versatility of designs that are highly decorative and where you place there.
- Fireplaces with wood:
This type of fireplace is the most traditional and attractive but you needed to do work for installation. Cleaning and maintenance must be ongoing to prevent clogging ash shooting and encourage the proper venting. It is advisable to have security doors or windows to prevent embers jump us or we burn something that is close to us, so we must avoid having carpets, sofas, and carpets … closely to prevent accidents.
It is advisable to ventilate the room to make sure that there are no fumes and forces us to take a corner at home or abroad (if possible) to put the wood and it takes a lot.
- Gas Fireplaces:
The gas is another option to heat and enjoy the fire. Some are metal; they only need a vent to the outside diameter of 10 cm which avoids major projects. You can place recessed or free. They are very comfortable to use and maintain.
Many homes have a fireplace. Fireplaces are not only seen as a place to provide warmth to those inside the home, but are also seen as a place where the family can gather and spend some time together. Fireplaces provide the cozy atmosphere where one can sit on a sofa or carpet near the fire and feel the warm, safe, and soothing feeling during winter times. A fireplace also adds a very decorative look to a living room. The mantle piece is normally filled with collectibles or souvenirs.
Traditional fireplaces were wood burning fireplaces and are still available though most prefer the models that use natural gas. In a traditional fireplace, firewood is to be used and the owner usually has to stock piles of wood as buying wood in small quantity can prove costly. In a natural gas fireplace, propane is normally the source of the fire. This is provided by the gas company and need not be stored. This can be metered and charged along with your gas bill. Wood burning fireplaces do give out a fragrance when the logs burn and create a soothing sound. But the flames cannot be controlled easily and can be found to be more dangerous in homes with small children. Modern gas fireplaces can be controlled easily using valves or even remote control, but can prove expensive as the price of natural gas fluctuates frequently.
The primary consideration while installing or using fireplaces should be safety and there are many accessories like fireplace screens that can provide safety, especially to children. While keeping the chimney clean, installing carbon monoxide detectors, keeping junksuch as papers and mail far away from the fireplace can add to the safety of the fireplace, the primary and most basic solution is to add a fireplace screen. Fireplace screens are stylish additions to the fireplace that add to the aesthetic value while providing safety.
Traditional fireplace screens come with a multi paneled frame made of wrought iron and normally come in black color. These panels can move independently, but are hinged together. These will be filled with a screen made of steel mesh. This can be positioned on the hearth though modern designs of fireplace screens can be positioned over the fire place itself. The fireplace screens thus contain the amber or flame. The panels of fireplace screens can be folded or moved if there is a requirement to access the fire place to add logs.
Fireplace screens come in a variety of designs , from simple ones with single panels to those that fit flush inside the opening of the fireplace itself. Some fireplace screens are even designed as hanging above the hearth and act like curtains would to prevent water spilling all over the bathroom. Common and popular designs contain double doors that can be opened outwards. Fireplace screens also come with accessories like fireplace utensils and firewood holders.
Fireplace screens add a subtle or strong beauty statement to the fireplace, by adding decor and color to the fire place during summer seasons. Fireplace screens come in many materials and sizes. Choose the appropriate one considering the dimensions of your fireplace and the design that would like to purchase.