To get the most out of your fireplace, you need the right accessories. At FireSide Hearth & Home, we have all of the fireplace accessories you need! Investing in the right fireside accessories will help you to better care for your fireplace, keep your fireplace safe and get more out of your fireplace. Here are some of the important fireplace accessories you’ll find at FireSide Hearth & Home.
Nearly every hearth sports a set of fireplace tools, and with good reason. A set of fireplace tools allows you to tend your fires and clean up your firebox. At the very least, your set of fireplace tools should include a poker and tongs to tend burning fires and a shovel and brush to clean up ash after your fires.
Also in line with cleanup, maintaining your wood-burning fireplace will be easier with an ash bucket. An ash bucket is a sturdy metal bucket that can hold the ashes that you clean out of your fireplace. It should be made of a heavy-duty metal so it can withstand any heat from still-hot embers. A tight-fitting lid will prevent the ash bucket from filling your home with smoke or carbon monoxide from smoldering ashes.
If you have an open-hearth fireplace, a mesh screen is a must. A mesh screen, sometimes called a spark screen, prevents embers from popping out of your fireplace and burning your home furnishings or people who might be sitting next to the fireplace. For an open-hearth fireplace, a mesh screen is a safety necessity; it can prevent a dangerous fire or burns.
Fireplace doors provide an alternative to mesh screens. Special types of fireplace doors can be closed when the fireplace is in use. These doors keep burning logs from shifting out of the fireplace and embers from popping out. Fireplace doors also absorb the heat from your fire and radiate it out into your home, increasing the heat output from your hearth.
Fireplace grate or andirons
To burn efficiently, your wood-burning fireplace also needs a fireplace grate or andirons. Grates and andirons elevate burning logs off the floor of the fireplace so air can circulate around the logs and help to fuel the fire. Some grates, and most andirons, also are ornamental and enhance the look as well as the efficiency of your fireplace.
One of the challenges of a traditional open-hearth fireplace is that much of the heat is lost through the chimney. A fire back can help to reduce the amount of heat the travels up the chimney. A fire back is an ornamental piece of heavy-duty metal that sits at the back of the firebox. It encourages heat from the fire to radiate back into the home rather than being lost up the chimney.
What accessories is your fireplace missing? FireSide Hearth & Home can provide you with any of the hearth accessories you need to enhance the look and function of your fireplace. Stop by one of our four showrooms to check out our FireSide accessories today!