October 10, 2019

Pros And Cons of Real Fires for Fireplaces

There’s something wonderful about having a real log fire or wood burner in the living room, and it’s in vogue at the moment as many people have had them installed, even though they have perfectly good central heating systems. Many people don’t want a real fire for its practical value - it’s more about the cozy feeling and look that it can give a home.

Sage green and red living room with fireplace

However, it’s worth considering the pros and cons before you go out and order one at www.itrip.id. They can be quite costly to install and you may have to have your chimney fitted with a new flue to meet regulations. Also when you have got the fire installed, you’ll need to make sure that any furniture will be able to withstand the heat given out by your new fire. Some materials or surfaces are particularly heat sensitive, so you’ll have to make sure everything is positioned carefully in the room to avoid any damage or fire hazards.

Modern elegant living room design with fireplace

If you want an open fire, you need to make sure that your flooring will withstand sparks or embers leaping out of the fire, or ensure that you use a proper fireguard. Having carpeting that goes right up to the fireplace is not a sensible idea. Wood burners are a better choice to avoid accidental burns from embers and actually disperse the heat more effectively around a room.

You may also want to consider what kind of fuel you’re going to burn. Traditional logs can be messy and cause you a lot of extra cleaning. However, there are many versions of compressed sawdust logs which are much drier in content than traditional wood and therefore burn at a higher temperature. These come in vacuum packed plastic bundles and are a lot cleaner than traditional logs.

Having a real fire will create more dust in the room, so you may want to have glass fronted display cabinets or shelving units rather than open ones.

Fires are great for adding cosiness and warmth, but they will create a bit of extra work to maintain. Weigh up the pros and cons before making your decision.

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