Wood FireplacesZero-Clearance Woodburning Fireplaces
ZERO CLEARANCE WOOD BURNING FIREPLACES
A wood burning fireplace is for those that want the real fire and possibly want to supplement their heating bills. Todays zero clearance fireplaces are designed to be used when building a fireplace from scratch in a new home or adding one to an existing home. They don’t require massive structural foundations like the earlier masonry built fireplace. You don’t need an existing chimney. Installation is similar to a wood stove with an insulated stainless steel chimney. The only difference is that you can enclose it with a wood frame around, as a finishing option.
These products come in many different configurations. The main choices you have to make relate to size and function:
- Specialty and see through
And the level of efficiency it is capable of:
- Decorative, for the occasional fire to sit by, where large flames and ambiance are priority, short burn times
- Mid-efficiency, for those burning more frequently, wanting ambiance and a little heat, longer burn times
- Efficient, for frequent seasonal users wanting maximum heat, long burn times
How do you go about choosing between all of these zero clearance wood burning fireplaces? It’s all about size and intent!
How to Select Size
The fireplace size needed is determined room size or space you wish to heat. A smaller option will work well if you want to heat and improve the ambiance of a single room. To heat a one bedroom, single story house, a medium size model will work perfectly for you. The largest sizes are for those with higher heat demands who want to heat a whole house.
Efficiency also plays a role on the size of the fireplace that will work best for you. A more efficient fireplace uses less fuel to heat a given space. So depending on what your final goal, to supplement a heating bill, or just the occasional romantic fire, there are options to choose from. You don’t want to use a decorative fireplace with generous flames to supplement your heating bill. That would be an inefficient use of your time, loading every few hours, not to mention the unnecessary chopping and carrying of wood. Whereas an efficient fireplace could burn 8-12 hours on the same load of wood and generate substantial heat. The choices can be overwhelming. That is where the Nordic Energy team can guide you with our knowledge and expertise.
How Do You Want to Enhance Your Living Space?
What do you want your fireplace to achieve? Are you looking to increase the calm atmosphere of your home, warm a drafty room, or enhance your outdoor entertaining? We can help you select a model that achieves your design and function goals.
Enhance your Home Decor
For people who have their heating needs adequately met there are models meant for more decorative purposes. They will still provide heat but are more often used as mood and ambiance enhancers. They are designed specifically to enhance your view of the fire over a wide area of a room.
See-through fireplaces are meant to be set up in the middle of a room. They have ceramic glass on both sides so that the fire can be enjoyed on either side of the room or in a wall so that one fire can bring a cozy atmosphere to two rooms!
We can provide you with a solution if you want to bring your love of a wood burning fireplace outdoors. All-weather zero clearance outdoor fireplace! These are sturdily built to last for years on your patio, deck, gazebo, or on any other outdoor living space.
To learn even more about your next wood burning zero clearance fireplace you can come to our showroom and see beautiful options first hand while talking to our knowledgeable staff. If you have a question, don’t hesitate to contact us today by phone or email.