Wood Burning Fireplaces
Wood burning fireplaces are probably the most popular choice when it comes to fireplaces. With all the alternative choices these days, many people still want the simple originality of a genuine fire. There can be nothing better than snuggling in front of a crackling fire on a cold winter’s day, and the smell of burning wood, look of glowing coals and sound of crackling logs can relax the body and warm the soul.
More than just flames to be hypnotised by, real wood fires give warmth to the home. A chimney is required for wood burning fireplaces and if built properly, there should be no smoke coming into the home, but only being let out through the chimney. Burning the correct wood is also important, as some woods will give off less smoke and also some woods burn hotter than others.
There are so many options available when it comes to traditional wood burning fireplaces. It could be said that brick fireplaces is still the most popular fireplace, but with all the other choices one can find, it is hard to say.
Another great advantage is that today these fireplaces are designed and built in such a way that there is minimal ash. Some might enjoy building there own fire and watching it burn with only the help of oxygen, but when it comes to cleaning up not too many people are overly keen. With a wood burning fireplace this is necessary, and the chimney will also need to be cleaned on a regular basis, but wood burning fireplaces are made in such a way that the task of cleaning up is not what it used to be years ago.
How this works that the inner firebox of the unit structured so that oxygen can move freely around the fire, thus producing a cleaner fire.
There are different types of wood burning fireplaces, namely:
Traditional wood-burning fireplaces, either constructed of masonry of factory built, and clean-burning fireplaces (as name suggests) which provide the most efficient burning of wood to lesson creosote build-up and environmental emissions.