Fireplaces vs. Pacific Energy Fireplace Inserts in Vancouver, WA
- Posted on Oct 1, 2016
Fireplaces have warmed up homes all over the world for many years. There is nothing like a fire inside your house to create a relaxing ambiance that tinges your room with a warm orange hue. Fireplaces have been around since our prehistoric days, found in caves or in the center of a hut. It has evolved in technology, with the advent of the inserted fireplace, making it easier to hold a fire. But some people still elect to have an open fire in their fireplace. So what’s the difference between the two?
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The key difference between the two is whether or not the fire is out in the open. A fireplace has an open flue and chimney above it so that the smoke has somewhere to go besides your living room. It can be built as a masonry variation which is made with bricks, or it can be factory-built which includes a metal box that is installed in framed walls and surrounded by non-combustible material. Wood burning is the standard method of creating a fire.
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A fireplace insert on the other hand is a closed door fireplace that is inserted into an existing fireplace and is essentially a stove. Unlike the traditional fireplace, it can burn wood, gas, and pellets. It is typically made from cast iron or steel which along with an air wash system for the closed glass doors, makes keeping a fire efficient.
Which Option is Superior?
Fireplace inserts range in price, but the value it brings is well worth the investment. Firstly, inserts are still less expensive to install than completely renovating your living room to install a gas fireplace or replacing your existing masonry fireplace. Secondly, Inserts can revitalize your old fireplace by making it safe to use again and by updating the look of your living room, whether you are going for a rustic or contemporary aesthetic. Finally, inserts are versatile and fuel efficient, allowing you to raise or lower the heat output as you please.
Summer has come and gone and now it’s time to spend more time inside your warm, cozy home. Haven Spa, Pool, Hearth has your fireplace solution. Whether you still want to be immersed in water with a tidal fit swim spa or portable hot tub, or want to stay dry in front of a Pacific Energy fireplace insert, come to one of our three locations and shop today.