When it comes to buying a home for sale in Murphy, North Carolina, it is very common for folks to want to buy a home or cabin that has a fireplace. There are a wide variety of different types of fireplaces. Here’s a good bit of information on the different types we commonly see in homes in Murphy, NC.
There are two main types: wood or gas burning.
Ventless or Unvented – these are a very common type of fireplace in Murphy NC because of their ease to install and the ability for them to go essentially anywhere in a home. One excellent used for them is if you find a home that does not already have a fireplace, they can be installed just about anywhere and look amazing. They are an excellent heat source, especially as a back up for electric heat pumps or furnaces. Because they are unvented, 100% of the heat generated by them stays in the home and keeps it warm. Be sure that if you use them for an extended period of time that you crack a window or door to allow fresh air in so the flames cannot use up all the oxygen in the room.
Vented – we see a lot of vented fireplaces here in Murphy as well. Vented fireplaces are great for ambiance because they produce very realistic looking flames. They are, however, not as good as a heat source. Since they are vented, the majority of the heat produced from the flames escapes outside.
Straight Fireplace – these are the regular type fireplaces most everyone is used to. You build a fire and it heats the room with the crackling and dancing of the flames we all love. The major disadvantage is that it’s a whole lot more work! If you’re willing to put in the effort, a wood burning fireplace can be extremely rewarding.
Wood Burning Stove – there are tons of different types of wood burning stoves! They are an extraordinary way to heat your home with wood. They tend to burn hotter, cleaner, and more efficiently than a regular open fireplace. Many folks use them as a secondary heat source. There’s a lot of folks that use nothing but a wood burning stove too! One good sized stove can literally heat an entire home if it is properly positioned, used, and correctly sized for the space.
If you love the ambiance but don’t love the work, Wood burning fireplaces can easily be converted to gas logs, usually very inexpensively. Normally it only requires choosing a set of gas logs and having the gas company install them.
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