What is a wood fireplace ?
A wood fireplace is the classic and standard choice for an in-home or outdoor fireplace. It is designed with a chimney and burns real, natural wood. While many home builders and people lean toward more modern alternatives, the traditional wood fireplace remains popular because of the atmosphere and warmth it provides.
With the choice of a wood fireplace comes some extra maintenance, including the cleaning of the chimney. The most obvious and convenient option is to hire a chimney sweep to do this for you, but you can increase the time needed between service calls by burning cleaning logs, and making sure you have a carbon monoxide detector to let you know if there is a problem. Also be sure to sweep up ash after each use and not to overload the fireplace. As with any fireplace, be sure to consider proper safety measure to avoid any accidents with your wood fireplace.
While a wood fireplace requires a bit more work than a more modern alternative, it also provides the most genuine hearth experience - the crackling and smell of real wood, the dancing flames that will seduce you and your family or friends into a comfortable and cozy home experience. The variety of designs and mantles available for a wood fireplace is almost endless, so you can surely find one that will match your tastes enhance whichever room you choose to place it in.