If you live in an area where building codes aren’t so strict, you might want to consider the advantages of a wood burning fireplace. Although not seemingly as efficient or as eco-friendly as an electric or gas fireplace, wood fireplaces can still be a great choice for warming your home, getting that genuine wood burning scent you remember from your youth or childhood, and enjoying many memorable and enjoyable evenings at home with your friends and family.
Now, maintaining a wood burning fireplace can be a little tricky and messy. Depending on the type of firewood you have, you’ll have to make sure that you don’t add too much and make the flame too intense. Also, keeping flammable objects away from your fireplace is a must, and you’ll also need to make sure your children and pets don’t play too close to the fireplace. Installing heat proof glass doors should be a must, in the interest of safety, in most cases. The experts at Lehrer Fireplace and Patio can give you additional tips on how to best maintain your wood burning fireplace.
Although modern wood burning fireplaces have a more efficient setup and construction than older ones, you’ll still have to periodically clean the fireplace and get the chimney swept and cleaned on a regular basis. While inspecting and cleaning the fireplace, it’s also important to look for various deposits such as soot and creosote, which can cause a lot of problems in the long run.