Ten Benefits of a Zero Clearance Fireplace
Zero-clearance fireplaces make it possible to enjoy a cozy fireplace in just about any room. These pre-manufactured fireplaces can be installed directly against combustible materials or as near as 2 inches away. Enjoying warm fires burning in a ZC fireplace is safe, whether installed next to sheetrock, paneling, wood, or other materials, as long as manufacturer’s instructions are followed during installation. There are many reasons zero-clearance fireplaces are popular with homeowners. The following are ten benefits of ZC fireplaces:
One – You can install one of these pre-fabricated fireplaces in your coziest space, since no buffer zone is required.
Two – Installation of a ZC fireplace is less expensive and less of a hassle than any other type of fireplace.
Three – Some models are direct vent, meaning that no venting is required, which makes installation even less complicated. This also means that the pleasure and romance of a fireplace can be added to any room. The burners in vent-free designs are as much as 99% efficient; they are ideal as auxiliary heat sources. If the oxygen levels get too low, the system is automatically shut off by a built-in oxygen depletion sensor.
Four – Traditional open masonry fireplaces generate very little warmth; their efficiency is about 10%. ZC fireplaces have efficiencies as high as 70%.
Five – There are various types of fuel that you can choose from for your pre-fab fireplace. Choose from the ultra-convenience of gas or a traditional wood-burning zero-clearance fireplace.
Six – The cost of installation can be dramatically reduced, since no masonry work is required to prevent heat from reaching combustible materials.
Seven – There are styles to fit any type of décor, such as rustic, modern, contemporary, and shabby chic. Styles are available that look like a traditional fireplace, and some modern designs are starkly different and unique. You can also find the right size for any room. Our chimney technicians can help you figure out which models are best for you to choose from, based on the dimensions of the space you are heating.
Eight – Another undeniable benefit of these well-insulated fireplaces is that they are easy to operate and are low-maintenance appliances. It’s important to note that “low maintenance” does not mean “no maintenance required.” A chimney professional should inspect heating appliances at least once annually; and cleaning is required periodically.
Nine – These beautiful fireplaces are heavily insulated and make fireplaces accessible even for use in mobile homes.
Ten – Some models are available which have cast iron doors instead of glass, which makes them even more energy efficient.
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