New EPA certified wood fireplace inserts are rated 65% efficient and provide the added benefit of reducing emissions to almost zero. Fireplace inserts are classified by the fuel they burn and the method of venting. The available fuels are: natural gas, propane, wood, pellet and coal. For around $30, you can purchase a kit that will convert a natural gas insert to propane. Also, if you live more than 4,000 feet above sea level, your gas insert might require a smaller orifice jet to compensate for the lack of oxygen.
As winter approaches, there’s nothing like the warmth and ambiance a fire creates. For many, a wood-burning fireplace isn’t always an option. Luckily for you, we’ve put together a collection of the best electric fireplaces (as well as some bioethanol options) on the market in every size, style and price range so you can enjoy the warm glow and even the crackling sound of a real fire.
Have a faux fireplace? Or maybe you don’t want to burn anything? Take candles! Candles are an awesome way to bring subtle charm and coziness! We’ve rounded up some cool displays to transform an under-utilized space into something that gets praise from your family and guests. Logs are number one as a candleholder in this case as they perfectly imitate real fire; if you are worried about safety, then take faux logs. A fireplace screen is a refined idea to display candles in a romantic way – choose the design that suits your interior. Got some lanterns? Use them for your fireplace candle display! Depending on the styling, they’ll actually fit any season and still give off a homey, cozy feel. Find more ideas below and get inspired!
Of course, modern homes do not need to worry so much about this functionality, so the fireplace design has become a bit more of an artful focal point, yet they usually still remain in the corner of a room. There are plenty of online sources that offer unique Scandinavian-style fireplaces, so take a look and see if you can find one to add this warm eclectic touch to your home.
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