Does Fireplace Glass Get Hot?
A wood burning fireplace can have glass doors that cover the fireplace when not in use while a gas fireplace has fixed glass that’s not meant to be opened. In both these cases, the fireplace glass can get hot from operation, so it’s important to take the proper safety measures to ensure children and pets stay safe while the fireplace is in use.
Some wood-burning fireplaces come with tempered glass doors to help keep the draft out when there’s no fire burning. It’s extremely important to keep the glass doors open when operating the fireplace and remember that the glass can still heat up even though they’re open.
The fixed fireplace glass on a gas unit can quickly heat up and retain heat for up to 45 minutes after it’s been turned off. The glass can reach extremely high temperatures and could cause a burn, so it’s extremely important to keep an eye on pets and children around fireplace glass.
|The glass on electric fireplaces shouldn’t get hot to the touch. The flames of an electric fireplace don’t produce heat, so in theory, the glass shouldn’t get hot. Heat from an interior heater is usually distributed by a fan below the flames.|
There are a number of screens that can be used with both wood-burning and gas fireplaces that can help prevent accidentally touching—and burning—skin on hot glass.
Harding The Fireplace sells a number of screens and other fireplace accessories at our Carp showroom. Stop by to speak to one of our friendly sales representatives to get everything you need to safely enjoy your fireplace this winter.
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