Renee Bachelet Fireplace August 04, 2018 01:01:10
Renters are usually prohibited from making extreme structural changes to their apartments or condos. For this reason, electric fireplaces are the ideal solution for renters looking to add the heat or ambiance of a fireplace to their home. A fireplace that runs on electricity doesn`t require venting, chimneys, or the structural changes that would come with installing a traditional or gas fireplace. Corner electric fireplaces simply plug in to standard outlets. Plus, they are much safer and cleaner than wood-burning or gas fireplaces. Electricity-based fireplaces are a way for people to have a fireplace in their small space, and not lose their security deposit. There are no ashes, soot nor risk of sparks flying out and ruining the carpet. Fireplaces that run on electricity can heat a room up to 400 square feet, and are very cost-efficient. They are a great source of supplemental heat in the winter, and can be run without the heater for warmth and ambiance all year round. Those who live in a smaller space don`t have to go without a fireplace any longer - smaller and corner electric fireplaces are the perfect space-saving solution for any small living space.
If your fireplace is equipped with outside air or make up air you can also burn the fireplace with the glass doors shut and the safety screen open, in this mode you will be able to see your beautiful fire and feel the radiant heat, but not be losing any of the air in the room up the chimney. Make up air or outside air can be installed on most fireplaces if you don`t have it in your fireplace now. These two things will also overcome the reasons that some fireplaces smoke, and also why your fireplace has a drafty smokey smell to it when it is not being used. Just for those two reasons every fireplace should have glass-doors installed on them. The best reason I have saved for last and that is, your fireplace is costing you heat loss all day and night even when your not using it. The reason is that your damper in your fireplace is not airtight they are made that way to maintain a certain amount of clearance even when they are closed. So If you have a fireplace that does not have a glass-door you are wasting energy, up and out the chimney. In this article it`s easy to see how you can get more heat out of your fireplace with just a few small changes, that will let you burn outside air instead of the air that you already paid to heat, and by installing glass-doors to stop heat loss.