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Once you’ve made the decision to install a fireplace in your home, next comes the task of choosing which type you’re going to install—gas, electric or wood burning. Your home and level of maintenance you’re willing to invest will help guide you on buying the right fireplace for your home and needs.
If you live in a condo or townhouse, you might be prohibited from installing a wood-burning or gas fireplace. However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t have a fireplace—an electric fireplace would be the perfect option in this situation. Electric fireplaces can provide ambiance and extra heat with almost no installation cost.
If you prefer little maintenance, but want something more than an electric fireplace, a gas fireplace is probably the best option for you. Since direct vent gas fireplaces don’t require the use of a chimney—they don’t need much yearly maintenance—but can provide additional heat and the look of a traditional fireplace.
For some people, the right fireplace provides a backup form of heating that isn’t dependent on power. For those people, a wood-burning fireplace or stove would likely be the best option. While this type of fireplace needs yearly maintenance, the advantage is you’ll always have a secondary source of heat (provided you have some wood logs or pellets).
|Overview of Different Fireplaces
Electric Fireplace: Most versatile type of fireplace that can be installed almost anywhere with little installation cost. Can provide ambiance and supplemental heat but will usually not work in the event of a power outage.
Gas Fireplace: Direct vent gas fireplaces don’t require a chimney and instead can be vented directly through a wall or roof. Log sets are used in gas fireplaces and don’t require the use of real wood.
Wood-burning Fireplace: Traditional wood-burning fireplaces or stoves require fuel in the form of wood logs or pellets. A chimney is needed for venting but isn’t reliant on electricity to run so it’s a good backup power source
Whatever model you’re looking for, Harding The Fireplace has the right fireplace perfect for your home and budget. With our friendly salespeople always ready to answer any of your questions, you’ll be able to make an informed decision.
Harding The Fireplace is your one-stop-shop for everything fireplace related. We take pride in offering the best fireplace selection in the Ottawa area, whether you’re in the market for a new gas, wood or electric fireplace—we’ve got all your needs covered this winter.
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