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Postby Wilberforce » Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:19 pm


If you are considering the addition of a fireplace to your home, then the first thing you have to decide is which kind of fireplace would best fit your home.

Natural gas inserts and freestanding stoves help to not only keep your home warm, but also burn cleaner and help preserve indoor air quality. Regardless of todays high natural gas prices, these sell much better than wood burning fireplaces, and create less outdoor pollution problems.

Gas fireplaces, gas inserts, and pellet stoves are popular among todays consumers in supplying efficient zone heating. When you think of these types of fireplaces as a supplemental heat source, you will see energy bills drop, due to the fact you do not have to keep the thermostat set as high as you would without it. A natural gas fireplace can effectively heat up to 1,000 square feet of living space in your house.


Prior to choosing the type of fireplace that would be best for you and the model that you would like to have, bear in mind some of the following points:

Masonry wood burning fireplaces can lose up to 85 % of their heat through the chimney. They are also considered to be high polluters of the outdoor air, and cause problems with air quality and cleanliness in the home. Gas fireplace inserts can be installed in almost any existing masonry fireplace. Masonry fireplaces also are available in a broad variety of styles and designs.

Other factors that ought to be thought about are the climate you reside in, the location of your home, and the age of your home. Also think about the construction of your home, along with the amount of heat that is required to keep it warm.

If you are thinking of buying a fireplace for zone heating, think about gas fireplaces, gas inserts and pellet appliances. It is recommended to buy gas fireplace units with an A.F.U.E. Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency rating.

Direct vent gas fireplaces are required to be kept close to an outside wall Heating Repairs Phoenix Arizona . They require air from the outdoors to feed the flame, while reasonably cool gases are exhausted through a wall mounted or roofing vent.

Vent free fireplaces do not require outdoor ventilation. This kind of fireplace is not recommended in newer houses, due to the fact that they can produce condensation within the home over time. These are also open fireplaces that do not have doors on them.

Class B vents are required for conventional gas fireplaces. The Class B roof vent flue helps carry away hot flammable gases, and many have operable doors.

Pellet appliances are free standing stoves or fireplace inserts that burn wood based pellets made mainly from compressed sawdust. These are mainly used for zone heating, and were created to make use of waste wood produced by manufacturing companies. They are an extremely efficient way to burn these waste wood products that can be bought in 40 lb. bags. These pellet appliances can be used to burn alternative fuels consisting of corn and grains. One benefit of pellet fuel is the ability to lock in fuel expenses at the beginning of the fall and winter seasons.

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