Having a fireplace at home provides a certain warmth and coziness that simple dim lights and heater cannot provide. Fire burning in a fireplace provides us a sense of romance as well as a very literal sense of warmth and heat. If you ask people whether they would like to have their very own fireplace in the home, most would say yes. But the problem lies not with wants but with our capacity to have traditional fireplaces. For most people having an authentic wood burning fireplace just takes up too much space, too much money to construct, and too much time to maintain. Because of these reasons, various type of fireplace inserts have been born.
Once such example of modern-day fireplace is pellet fireplace inserts and stoves. The main difference lies in structure as well as in the type of fuel used for burning. When it comes to the form and structure, pellet fireplace inserts can complement an existing fireplace or it can take the place of one. Fireplace stoves, for instance, can stand alone by themselves bringing you fire and warmth in any room. When it comes to the source of fuel, pellets are used. These pellets are much shaped like rabbit food pellets but are made from recycled saw dust, wood shavings, peanut, corn and walnut shells – all of which are ground to fine power then compressed.
Many people now make use of pellet fireplace inserts as they are not only clean but also very convenient. Compared to the traditional wood burning fireplaces, pellet fireplace inserts burn more efficiently and produce cleaner smoke. The moisture content of these fireplace pellets are low so they can burn very well, providing you more controlled warmth. You can also expect these pellet fireplaces and stoves to release much less smoke and soot to the point that they do not require having a chimney at all. For this reason too, such fireplace inserts are much easier to clean and maintain than the traditional wood or log fireplaces and stoves.
Pellet fireplace inserts also make use of a kind of mechanism that provides automatic stoking. This means that once the pellets ignite, you need not maintain the fire nor do you have to control it. The automatic fire stoking mechanism allows you and your family to have a controlled fire that does not go out unexpectedly nor one that blazes up too much heat. Some models even have their own thermostat that temperature control is much easier.
Having your own fireplace in the house does not have to be a far-off dream. You also do not need to be wealthy to own a romantic fireplace as they can now be bought and ordered at reasonable prices. When it comes to style and design, you will also be glad to know that there are many types of pellet fireplace inserts that can easily fit in any house theme. With such fireplace inserts, you can be guaranteed not only of warmth, romance, relaxation but also a very convenient and practical way to have a fireplace.