Which Fireplace Is The Right One For You?

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Arizona Fireplaces loves to offer a wide range of fireplaces to let you decide what will be the right ambiance and heat for your surroundings. Listed below are the different types to choose from, with some benefits and downsides to each selection.

 

WOOD

Wood fireplaces are great if you love the traditional look, sound, and smell of a wood-burning fireplace. They are usually with a chimney but can be freestanding as well. They also can be closed or open depending on the heat and visual desired.

Pros- Traditional look and smell

Comforting sound

Only benefits electricity bill

Cons- Needs cleaning

Burns resources

‘No burn days’ apply

Toxic carbon monoxide admittance

A lot of heat can go up the chimney

Can be more hazardous to kids and animals

GAS

Gas fireplaces offer more convenience and an efficient use of heat compared to conventional wood-burning fireplaces. Gas fireplaces can be put almost anywhere and started with a controller for instant heat. You also have a lot of looks to choose from depending on what you want to burn, as there are gas friendly wood logs, glass, gel inserts, etc.

Pros- Can be located almost anywhere

No delay with starting up or stopping

Very efficient use of heat

Lower and safer emissions than wood

Cons- ‘No burn days’ still could apply

Gas leaks could occur

ELECTRIC

Electric fireplace trends are growing. They are a great way to have heat and no maintenance. Similar to gas fireplaces they can also be put anywhere and turned on by a controller. Electric fireplaces only need an outlet to plug into and no resources to burn. They offer the look and warmth of a fire without burning anything and for this reason it is the most ‘green’ fireplace. You also have the option of the look of a fire without heat if preferred.

Pros- ‘No burn days’ do not apply

Most environmentally friendly option

Don’t have to worry flames or toxic gas

No supplies needed

Cons- Not a real fire

Can add to utility bill

 ALCOHOL

Alcohol fireplaces burn special wood and fuel that is smoke free and environmentally friendly. They are easy to set up and a great portable option because no vents are needed. These are usually made with a more contemporary and sleeker design and used more for the look and not their heat admittance.

Pros- Can be set up almost anywhere

Smoke free

Environmentally friendly

Cons– Doesn’t offer as much heat

‘No burn days’ still could apply

 

No matter what you would like to use to burn we can get you on your way to an amazing fireplace today!

 

 

Sources:

http://www.mnn.com/your-home/at-home/stories/how-to-choose-an-eco-friendly-fireplace

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