Modern Fireplace / July 19, 2018 / Aleah Begay.
To assess practicality of the fireplace, we can judge it through its function. Its purpose is same as the classic wood fireplace and so is its function. It produces the same amount of heat as wood powered fire, eliminating the risk of flying sparks, smoke and other risks. These electric units generate no smoke and therefore don't require ventilation. There is no need of getting a chimney built or a duct system.
These days just as fifty years ago a minimum list of fireplace accessories includes only a few necessary items. Nothing new was invented in the last century. Today you will need a set consisting of a poker, a shovel for coal, also brooms and tongs. Add to this list a screen that helps to adjust the flame, a grate and log holders, and that's probably going to be all you have purchase for the fireplace.
It used to be that virtually every home in America, other than the south, would be built with a fireplace. As the times went on, and with the invention of central air, developers have stopped designing newer homes and apartments with fireplace features. This has resulted in the younger generations in America not experiencing day to day life with a fireplace. As newer home owners and renters have come into the market place, this generation has more design style choice. With the manufacturing of wall mounted fireplaces, the idea of have a fireplace has never been easier.
A modern fireplace can be categorized as such because of the latest technology that facilitates its operation. A natural wood burning fireplace can be converted into a modern type ignited by natural gas, propane or electricity. There are also modern eco-friendly ventless fireplaces fueled by bio-ethanol which do not have any smoke emission. Bio-ethanol combustion produces heat together with a tiny amount of water vapor and steam. This method eliminates the need for a chimney or flue. Technologically advanced features and futuristic design make up a modern fireplace.