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Types of Fireplaces

Direct-Vented Built-in Fireplaces
Direct-Vented Built-in Fireplaces

Direct Vent Fireplaces are factory built and their venting can be routed directly through a wall to the outside, using rigid or flexible venting. Direct vent systems are either co-axial (as stated above) or co-linear; Co-linear Direct Vent Fireplaces are used to vent through an existing wood burning chimney.

Enclosed Fireplaces
Enclosed Fireplaces

Advantages of an enclosed fireplace Wood fireplaces can be used as a secondary heat source or even as a primary one. Newer fireplaces are more energy efficient then old ones and represent a cost advantage.

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Fireplace Conversion
Fireplace Conversion

The price to convert a wood-burning fireplace to a gas fireplace can be $500 to $5,500. Here are factors that will determine the price you’ll probably pay. Here are factors that will determine the price you’ll probably pay.

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Fireplace Inserts
Fireplace Inserts

Most fireplace inserts are designed to increase a fireplace's efficiency. An insert is basically a fireproof box that's surrounded by steel or cast iron and fronted by insulated glass, creating a closed combustion system. The steel or cast iron helps to trap the heat. Some inserts have a blower that pushes the hot air back into the room through front vents.

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Traditional Open Hearth
Traditional Open Hearth

As open hearth fireplace is easily described as the most traditional fireplace type. It has a firebox set in the centre of a very simple opening for the fire leading up to the flue. Unlike other fire types there is no lining made from cast iron for example.

Ventless Built-in Fireplaces
Ventless Built-in Fireplaces

Ventless fireplaces fueled by gas or propane rely on indoor air for combustion, and they exhaust a low level of their combustion gases into the room in which they’re located. A chimney or flue isn’t necessary. The risk to your health is a long-standing and ongoing debate.

Wall Mounted Fireplaces
Wall Mounted Fireplaces

Wall Mount Fireplaces If you don't have the floor space for a traditional fireplace with a mantel or TV stand, what you need is a Wall Mount Fireplace. These fireplace fixtures attach to the wall of your home and come in nearly all fuel types.

Wood Burning Stoves
Wood Burning Stoves

A wood-burning stove (or wood burner or log burner) is a heating appliance capable of burning wood fuel and wood-derived biomass fuel, such as wood pellets. Generally the appliance consists of a solid metal (usually cast iron or steel) closed fire chamber, a fire brick base and an adjustable air control.

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