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electric fireplaces

Add a beautiful electric fireplace to any room and instantly increase the ambiance, style, and visual atmosphere.

 

Some Benefits Include:

  • No Dangerous Fumes
  • Low Maintenance - Just Dust To Keep It Clean
  •  Reduce Energy Costs
  • Add To Any Room
  • Many Design Options To Match Your Tastes
 

GLOSSARY


Fireplaces - Fireplaces can be either masonry fireplaces or factory-built fireplaces (also called prefabricated or "prefabs"). They are usually open face but most come standard with doors. 

A masonry fireplace is almost always built of bricks. There are some specialty types that are more exotic and use refractory materials, but 99.9% of them are made with bricks.

A factory-built fireplace is a metal box with refractory bricks inside manufactured to be framed into a house, without masonry. Sometimes they are gas fireplaces, but are often for burning wood. 

Insert - An insert can be put into any factory built open faced fireplace. It is important to remember inserts can only go into a fireplace that is built into the home.  

Stove - Freestanding unit. Usually installed in a central location with clearance around all areas of the stove. 
Can be used for cooking or heating. 

 
 

Pellet Stoves

A pellet stove is a stove that burns compressed wood or biomass pellets to create a source of heat for residential and sometimes industrial spaces. By steadily feeding fuel from a storage container (hopper) into a burn pot area, they create a constant flame that requires little to no physical adjustments. Today's central heating systems operated with wood pellets as a renewable energy source can reach an efficiency factor of more than 90%.

 
Regency Greenfire Pellet Stove

Regency Greenfire Pellet Stove

 

A pellet stove normally consists of these components, whether basic or complex:

  • A hopper

  • An auger system

  • Two blower fans: combustion and convection

  • A firebox: burn pot and ash collection system, sometimes lined with ceramic fiber panels

  • Various safety features (vacuum switch, heat sensors)

  • A controller

To properly function, a pellet stove uses electricity and can be connected to a standard electrical outlet. A pellet stove, like an automatic coal stoker, is a consistent heater consuming fuel that is fed evenly from a refillable hopper into the burn pot (a perforated cast-iron or steel basin), through a motorized system. The most commonly used distributor is an auger system that consists of a spiral length of metal encased in a tube. This mechanism is either located above the burn pot or slightly beneath and guides a portion of pellet fuel from the hopper upwards until it falls into the burn pot for combustion.
 

Information taken from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pellet_stove