A fireplace is the classic image of warmth and comfort. Fireplaces come in three fuel varieties, gas, electric and wood. Stop by Sackett’s Fireplace to see which type of fireplace works best for you, your home and your family.
An electric fireplace is actually an electric heater that does not require a chimney and mimics the look of a flame. They require less maintenance to use and often don’t need remodelling in order to be installed. Many electric fireplaces are portable and can accommodate a room that needs to be rearranged.
If you ask anyone to imagine a fireplace, odds are they’re going to picture the classic image of a wood burning fireplace. That’s because wood fireplaces are the oldest kind of fireplace. They don’t require any outside resources besides wood and the materials needed to build them. No gas, no electricity. Just the power of wood and oxygen.
Gas fireplaces are the most efficient type of fireplace, as they don’t require a chimney. Their design allows for more heat to enter the room. Gas fireplaces can be made to mimic the look of a wood burning fireplace while creating more heat.
Unlike a fire pit, an outdoor fireplace is installed into a patio and has the same or similar construction to an indoor wood burning fireplace. Outdoor fireplaces are a great choice for cool fall and winter nights, or for summer nights after a barbeque. An outdoor fireplace can be decorative, appreciated for their aesthetic and warmth or they can even be used for cooking.
What does every wood burning fireplace need? What could any electric or gas burning fireplace use? The answer is a fireplace mantel. The mantel is either the hood that catches the smoke, or the frame decorating the outside of the fireplace.
The masonry heater has existed in many forms over a long history of use. They are often wood burning and radiate heat throughout an interior space. Some can be fueled with gas depending on your preferences and its accessibility. Modern masonry heaters have a glass door to allow you to view the fire and are covered in a heat resistant plaster. These types of masonry heaters are more efficient than older models.