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Houston TX indoor fireplaces, it further makes sense to point out the wide
selection of options available, including masonry heaters and traditional
masonry fireplaces, natural gas and propane fireplaces, and freestanding
“fireplace substitute” wood stoves. These “fireplace substitutes”, complete with
large transparent glass viewing area, are an increasingly attractive alternative
to the more labor-intensive fireplace installation within a wall. For many
homeowners, a freestanding fireplace or “fireplace substitute” made of stone,
cast-iron, or plate steel offers the same ambience as a traditional fireplace
while making minimal demands as far as construction, requiring only a chimney,
heat-resistant floor material, and adequate clearances to any nearby combustible
~Shapes and sizes~
Houston TX Indoor fireplaces come in a variety
of shapes and sizes, offering whole-home comfort or little more than an accent.
There are fireplaces which are certified for installation in a bedroom or
bathroom, and even smaller units meant for installation in a mobile home. Some
are made with such mundane materials as limestone or even clay bricks, while the
most opulent fireplaces are made of bronze, silver, even gold or platinum!
While luxury fireplaces constructed of precious metals may be well beyond the
budget of most homeowners, there are many highly tasteful options which are
considerably easier on the wallet, some of which even offer gold, silver,
copper, or bronze highlights, making lighter use of the highly valuable
materials while still providing their gleam and attractiveness.
~Spend time with your family~
When choosing an Houston TX indoor fireplace, many
factors play into the decision process, including the practical concerns of
budget and other available heating options, but you'll also want to consider the
value of a relaxing evening next to your own open hearth, flames crackling as
you spend time with your family. As well, heating your main living space with a
fireplace can reduce your bills by letting you turn down your furnace while
still staying comfortable.
~The good news~
Fireplaces were never hotter. We love them for the
romance and cheer they bring to our lives, and it is nice that they add at least
10% to the value of a house, but right now we are also thinking that they might
bring some relief from cruel fuel prices. A comforting thought, but is it
realistic? The truth is that conventional fireplaces send more heat up the
chimney than they provide to your home. But the good news is that exciting new
technologies now add energy-efficiency to the romantic tradition of the hearth.
Fireplaces can go in every room and newer models are efficient and clean.