Nothing is more comforting than sitting by the fire on a cold winter day. Have you always wanted a fireplace, but never knew if it would work with the space you have? Not to worry. Installing a fireplace is a common home renovation project and there are lots of styles and types to choose from. Contact domilya GROUP for a free consultation today, and make your dreams come true.
If you are unsure about what type of fireplace to get, take a look at these options.
Types of Fireplaces
- Gas: A gas fireplace uses gas as its fuel. This is an easy choice if you already have a gas line in your home.
- Electric: Electric fireplaces use electricity to produce heat, rather than burning some sort of fuel. This is a good choice if you want a no-mess fireplace.
- Wood-burning: The most traditional type of fireplace is the wood-burning one. Some people prefer to hear the crackle and smell the smoke of burning wood. This is a good choice if you have easy access to logs.
- Pellet-burning: These fireplaces burn a solid fuel – a pellet – rather than gas or wood. This is a good alternative if you don’t have an existing gas line, for example.
- Ethanol-burning: An ethanol-burning fireplace uses ethanol, a biofuel, as a Green alternative. This is a good choice for those looking for a more eco-friendly heating option.
Another thing to consider when planning your new fireplace is the type of ventilation system you want. This goes hand-in-hand with determining the type of fuel or heat source your fireplace will use.
- Chimney: This is the oldest type of venting system. Chimneys are used to vent the smoke from a wood-burning fireplace and keep it outside the home.
- Direct Vent: A direct vent system is a way to vent the exhaust and excess hot air from a fireplace. It can be used vertically through a roof or even horizontally through an outside wall. This is an alternative to a chimney so it’s a good choice for newer homes, particularly those that were built without a chimney.
- Vent-Free: Vent-free fireplaces don’t require venting systems. Instead, the excess heat is circulated rather than expelled through a vent. These fireplaces have to be gas or electric.
Though most fireplaces are built into a wall, there is the option to have a free-standing fireplace as well. It all depends on the look you’d like to achieve and how much time/effort/money you want to spend on this renovation.
As winter edges closer, think about the possibility of a new fireplace for your home. A small remodeling project like this can make a world of difference. There’s nothing like curling up next to a fireplace when it’s snowy and freezing outside.
We can help you create the fireplace of your dreams. Give domilya GROUP a call at 647.300.1242 for a consultation or to book a home renovation project.