While other fireplaces & accessories look better when they are clean and shiny, the rustic charm of wrought iron or antique brass cannot be discounted. These metals on fireplace tools and door frames make them virtually maintenance-free because they do not have to be completely shiny to look good. However, these metals have a tendency to heat up, so it is highly recommended that a pair of kitchen mittens be kept nearby in case one has to open the hot doors. As an aid in making a purchase, one should take a picture of the fireplace and hearth, along with the fireplace tools, and take it to the home improvement center. The picture will help the buyer visualize the room and select the right fireplace door to fit the décor.
Modern fireplace is known for its energy-efficiency. They use a recyclable and environmental-friendly fuel usually from wood scraps compressed using pressure and biomass gasses. They burn clean also therefore helping in the improvement of the quality of air. They produce less volume of ash decreasing the amount of waste. In addition, they can be operated easily by pressing a button or the thermostat, a device used for controlling and regulating the temperature of a system. Moreover, this model occupies less space compared to other fireplace technologies. It also uses ventilation which is less expensive than that of the chimneys.