Wood Burning Fireplace

Heat your home in a traditional style with a wood burning fireplace. Wood burning fireplaces make a great heating option for new construction, while inserts work well in remodels. Shop HomElectrical for wood burning fireplaces today!

What is a wood burning fireplace insert?

A fireplace insert refers to a sealed firebox that gets placed inside an existing masonry fireplace. They use the existing masonry as framing and the chimney for venting. A wood burning insert works well when remodeling old construction and provides a safer option than open masonry fireplaces since it provides a self-contained option.

What are the advantages of having a wood burning fireplace?

Having a wood-burning fireplace with a grate offers efficient burning and easier maintenance. The elevated design improves airflow, ensuring a hotter and longer-lasting fire while reducing the risk of fire escaping. These devices help increase overall value, create a peaceful atmosphere, and lower energy bills.

There can be cons when it comes to owning a wood burning fireplace. However, when compared to other types of fireplace inserts, wood burning inserts cons are far less. Additionally, wood burning contributes to environmental concerns due to air pollution. Despite the cozy ambiance and aesthetic appeal, individuals should consider these factors carefully before choosing a wood grate fireplace for their home.

What is the fuel type of wood burning fireplaces?

Currently our selection for the fuel type for wood-burning fireplaces is, as the name suggests, wood. These fireplaces are specifically designed to burn wood logs as their primary source of fuel. It is recommended that users place seasoned firewood or logs in the fireplace grate, ignite them, and tend to the fire as needed to maintain a steady and warm flame.

Different types of wood can be used, such as hardwoods like oak or maple, which burn efficiently and produce a significant amount of heat. It's important to use properly seasoned wood to ensure efficient burning and reduce the buildup of soot in the fireplace and chimney, which can be a fire hazard.

How do you maintain a wood burning fireplace?

Much of the maintenance involves keeping the firebox, the area that you build fires in, clean. However, there are more activities that are recommended to ensure the health and longevity of your wood burning fireplace. Some of these daily activities include avoiding threatening elements like water and debris, testing the function of your fireplace regularly, cleaning around your fireplace and having your chimneys inspected once or twice a year.

It is also recommended that you burn hardwood rather than softwood for fuller heating. Not only will you experience optimal heating, but your fireplace will also be safe from unnecessary damage.

How to use a wood burning fireplace?

Operating a fireplace becomes simpler with practice. Key elements for success include ensuring proper airflow by opening the damper or vents to secure oxygen supply. When building the fire, opt for dry hardwood like oak and arrange logs for optimal air circulation. Ignite the fire using kindling and newspaper in moderation to avoid excess smoke. As the fire develops, add logs gradually and maintain controlled airflow by keeping the damper partially open. This understanding of wood types, airflow, and ignition methods contributes to more successful and warmer fires in your fireplace.

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