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A Fireplace, also known as a hearth, is a fire-containment structure made of bricks, stone, or metal that keeps a room warm and cozy, especially during the colder months.

Fireplaces are used for the relaxing ambiance they create and for heating a room. Although historically they were used to cook over, they have been replaced by other secondary heat means, primarily central heating. It’s the most used heat source today in homes and commercial buildings.

Fireplaces have been used for thousands of years as a source of heat and light by mankind. Originally they were found in simple stone structures but today fireplaces are most commonly found in homes, restaurants and hotels. They also have been incorporated into modern day buildings for decorative purposes only but still incorporate fireplaces.

What are the types of fireplaces?

Many different types of fireplaces can be used for homes, commercial establishments, and outdoor spaces, but there are 3 main types to consider:

Gas Fireplaces

Gas Fireplaces are powered by either natural gas or liquid propane. These units imitate the sight and feel of real wood flames and they emit a bit of smoke that needs to be vented. A gas-burning fireplace is more manageable than a wood-burning one because the amount of gas needed to start the flame can be controlled. Heat can be easily adjusted using a switch or button.

We have 5 options within this fireplace category to consider:

Electric Fireplaces

Electric Fireplaces mimic a traditional fireplace but work just like a heater. They generate enough heat to warm the space and, in most cases, use LED lighting to create the appearance of a lifelike flame. Because they are powered by electricity from a power outlet, they do not produce any gases. It requires less maintenance and is easy to clean because it does not burn wood to provide heat.

Check out these types of electric fireplaces:

Wood-Burning Fireplaces

The Wood-Burning Fireplace is the most classic of all fireplaces. They are great for adding an old-fashioned touch to a room with beautiful dancing flames. Other types of fireplaces such as gas and electric may have their own share of advantages but they are not comparable to the beauty, character, and ambiance that a wood fireplace brings to a room. And when the power is out, you can use a wood-burning fireplace to light, heat, and even cook!

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