Wood-burning fireplaces have been around for centuries. Today, they are a great way to supplement the heat in your home and add a cozy feel that only a wood-burning fire can produce. We only work with companies that use high-quality materials in their wood-burning fireplaces. Over the years, we’ve discovered these five facts about wood-burning fireplaces.
- It will keep you warm if the power goes out. The White House has 28 fireplaces. These were the primary heat source for the building until the 1900s. Wood-burning fireplaces are a good emergency heat option if the electricity goes out in your area.
- Wood-burning fireplaces are green energy. Wood is a sustainable resource; burning wood to heat your home leaves no carbon footprint.
- Wood-burning fireplaces are design focal points. In interior design, a room needs a focal point. This could be a piece of art or a big-screen TV, but a wood-burning fireplace is a great design element. It not only brings in a natural element, but the surround and mantle can also give your room style.
- Burning wood can be good for your garden. Wood-burning fireplaces produce ashes that must be disposed of, but did you know wood ash can be a fertilizer? The ashes contain minerals such as potassium. However, you should test your soil to ensure its pH is below 6.5 before using ashes as a fertilizer.
- You can add one to an existing home. Wood-burning fireplaces can be added to a home, but they do require construction of a chimney. This construction may require approval from your local government.
Little else is more comforting than sitting in front of a wood-burning fireplace. If you want to explore our selection of wood-burning fireplaces, give us a call.