Are you shopping for a new fireplace or replacing an existing one? There are many things to consider when choosing a new indoor fireplace, style, price but also fuel type. There are 3 major fuel types to consider when choosing an indoor fireplace:
Wood-burning fireplaces are still the most popular option. Adding a classic ambiance, you can only get from wood â think that smoky scent that reminds you of a great time with family or friends around the fire. The fuel is relatively inexpensive and are also cost-effective. Providing approximately 80% fuel efficient - saving the average homeowner 30% on their energy bills. Donât forget regular maintenance of your wood-burning fireplace - but if you already have a chimney and the right structure for a fireplace, a wood fireplace is a great choice for your home.
Gas fireplaces and inserts are easy to operate and a bit more efficient than wood systems and most are available in natural gas or liquid propane. They provide the same ambiance as wood â but without the soot and ash.
Another choice you must make with a gas fireplace is finding the venting type that is right for your home. Vented models or also known as direct vent- require a chimney to remove fumes. While ventless models contain a regulator that allows the gas to burn cleanly and remove harmful fumes.
Gas fireplaces are easy to control - most models come with a remote! Some models are also customizable with different logs or even fire glass.
Electric options have become increasingly popular due to their ease of use, efficiency, and modern aesthetic.
Like gas fireplaces, electric fireplaces donât pollute the air inside your home like a wood-burning one would. Most electric fireplaces use a simulated flame and the unit heats the coils to produce heat and distribute it in your home with a fan.
They are easier to install and maintain with the added plus of increased energy efficiency. Available in a huge range of sizes, shapes, and designs, you are sure to find the one that fits your home style and price range.
Choosing the right fuel type in a fireplace all comes down to what your home can accommodate and what you are truly looking for. Weigh the pros and cons of each fireplace fuel type to determine what is most important to you.
Checkout our selection of indoor fireplaces and browse by fuel type to find the perfect one for your home!
Disclaimer - Some states, cities, and/or municipalities have restrictions around vent-free gas fireplaces. It is the responsibility of the customer to ensure you are following all laws & regulations in your area regarding vent-free fireplaces. For example: California does not allow vent-free appliances, Colorado does not allow vent-free appliances in some areas due to altitudes, and Massachusetts does not allow vent-free appliances in bedrooms or bathrooms.
Vent free appliances can also be referred to as "ventless", "non-vented", and "unventedâ appliances. Let's briefly look at what a vent free appliance is so that we can gain a better understanding of their safety.