Modern Fireplace / July 19, 2018 / Jasmine Herrington.
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.
While operating, it produces a rumbling sound that may disturb someone. And lastly, it needs a regular maintenance in order that it will work efficiently. While we are using the device, we are encountering its advantages and disadvantages. It's up to us the users to benefit from the advantage and look for a solution for the disadvantages in order that it will not entirely hassle our comfort.
Aside from keeping the warm air from escaping, the doors act to keep the hearth clean just as a fireplace screen used to do in the olden days. With the doors closed, ashes and embers don't scatter about the room, keeping the carpet or rug clean and scorch-free. The doors also have built in devices that divert air towards the bottom of the fireplace. These vents make the fire burn brighter and easier to light.
You can find these very useful accessories in fireplace specialty stores or even some hardware stores and big box home centers as well. A search done on your favorite search engine will provide information on where you can purchase them as well. You can even buy them online but keep in mind that you will pay shipping and handling charges as well.