Depending on the model purchased, the insert will either fit flush with the fireplace face brick or protrude onto the hearth. The protruding design is more efficient since it provides additional radiant heat from the exposed top and sides. The National Fire Protection Association requires that fireplace inserts be installed with a direct connection between the insert exhaust outlet and nearest section of flue liner. This allows smoke and gases faster passage and less time to condense in the flue and form hazardous creosote.
As fireplaces are generally made of heavy and hard-looking materials such as brick or stone, they can weigh down the look of a room if dressed improperly. To combat this, break up the masculinity of a fireplace with the soft, fluid lines of plants. A pop of green complements an array of design styles, while floral arrangements add a more feminine tone. Tall grasses are becoming increasingly popular as a relatively neutral and delicate plant that adds eye-catching height.
A vent free gas fireplace has no outside venting and is not an option for wood, pellet or coal burning inserts. Many new fireplace inserts are equipped with a blower for even heat distribution and can be thermostatically controlled. The inserts are made with steel plate or cast iron. The front is sealed with a glass door that allows for an enjoyable viewing experience and increases efficiency by making the insert air tight.
It’s quite chilly outside and curling up in some cozy nook by the fire and having a cup of tea. A bedroom with a fireplace is perhaps the coziest place ever, where you can lie in your bed enjoying beautiful flame looks and relaxing after a long day or waking up with pleasure. Any bedroom décor can be warmed up and made cozier with a fireplace – from gentle feminine to rustic chalet-inspired; choose a wall opposite your bed to maximize the warmth and the view. It can be a traditional or ethanol option, or an artificial one with candles. Bring a bit of comfort and coziness to your bedroom looking at the ideas below!
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