The cold months have officially begun. During this time, we tend to spend most of our time at home. If you're thinking about how to keep your home warm without turning on the heating, at Aliseda Real Estate, we share insights on the best fireplace for you. We'll go over the main types of fireplaces on the market so you can choose the most suitable one.
As we know, thanks to technological advances, installing a fireplace nowadays doesn't require as much investment as it did in the past. The same goes for space; you only need a few square meters to install your fireplace. This means that living in a city apartment or a small house doesn't prevent you from fulfilling your dream of having a fireplace.
But, since every fireplace requires installation, before deciding on one, it's essential to think long-term and consider these fundamental aspects.
Calculate the available space:
Calculating the space in your home is essential but is often overlooked. If you're going to install a fireplace, you must calculate the total space available, study the dimensions of the room, and the location where you want to install it. It's advisable to consult professionals to make this decision.
On the other hand, it's also essential to know that a fireplace must have a chimney. This isn't a problem, as it can always be created from scratch. You just need space and, of course, a larger budget.
What type of fireplace is best for your home?
Nowadays, there are many types of fireplaces that adapt to all needs. They are usually categorized based on their combustion type.
Regarding design, technological innovation has given rise to many possibilities: we find wall-mounted fireplaces, mobile ones, closed ones, open ones, and even those that hang from the ceiling.
These are the most classic fireplaces, without closure, requiring a poker to stoke the fire. Despite being the most chosen fireplaces by excellence, they are not the most efficient, as their heat easily escapes and involves a significant expense in wood.
It's essential to highlight the importance of cleanliness in these fireplaces, as the residues they generate have been considered harmful to our health.
These fireplaces, instead of wood, use a pilot flame and gas, following the same operation as traditional kitchen stoves.
The advantage of this type of fireplace is that it generates hardly any waste, but the disadvantage is often a higher price. Additionally, they don't retain heat when not in use.
These fireplaces are the cleanest and most environmentally friendly. Like gas fireplaces, they don't produce smoke. However, bioethanol emits 40% to 80% fewer greenhouse gases.
These fireplaces don't require construction or gas ducts, as they only need to be connected to the electrical network. The price depends on the home's electricity rate.
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