Different Types of Fireplaces You Can Have in Your Home

Have you ever been curious about learning about the different types of fireplaces people have in their homes? Although fireplaces aren’t necessary to heat modern homes that have central or oil heating, people still like to use them for the atmosphere and of course to add extra heat when it gets cold.

Gas Fireplaces

Many modern homes today are built with a fireplace that runs on a gas connection. Because many homes are already equipped with natural gas lines for the stove and oven, it makes sense to also include a fireplace that runs on gas. Gas fireplaces are much cleaner than traditional wood-burning fireplaces because they don’t produce ash. The gas runs through a pilot light and burns a clean flame. If you ever have a problem with a gas fireplace, it’s a good idea to look for a company that offers gas fireplace service Denver.

Wood-Burning Fireplaces

New houses are still built with indoor wood-burning fireplaces, but most older homes that have fireplaces usually have traditional wood-burning fixtures. Many times you can tell a house has a wood fireplace if there is a visible chimney on the roof of the house. Because this kind of fireplace works by burning actual wood, the smoke will need to escape so the people in the house don’t suffocate.

Outdoor Fire Pits

Outdoor fire pits are becoming increasingly popular. For homes that don’t have a fireplace inside, you can get outdoor fire pits to sit above the ground in the backyard. Fire pits are shaped like a bowl, frying pan, or basket, and sit at least a few inches from the base. They are usually designed with a lid so that ash can’t blow away and possibly spark an unwanted fire.

People can have a hearth inside their home or outside in the yard. It’s a great way to gather your family for a special moment.

Alison Lurie

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