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Which type of fireplace is right for you – wood, electric or gas?

Are you looking to upgrade your hearth? The first questions you’ll ask when shopping for a new fireplace is: Which type of fireplace is the best? The most common options when it comes to hearth appliances are wood, electric or gas. Each of them bring different advantages, and it all depends on your lifestyle and habits when deciding which type is right for you.

Wood-burning fireplaces

Which type of fireplace is right for you — wood, electric or gas - Royal Oak MI - FireSide Hearth & HomeWood fireplaces are usually the traditional choice since they provide a great deal of ambiance with their gentle warmth and glow, and the woodsy scent. However, many homeowners leave their wood-burning fireplaces unused because they do require a lot of work. A wood fire means procuring, stacking and hauling firewood, as well as building and tending a fire.

While other homeowners prefer wood-burning fireplaces or fireplace inserts as they provide a cheaper way to heat their home. If you cut and prep your own firewood, then this can fuel your fireplace for cheap. And purchasing firewood is also fairly cost-efficient for heating your home. Open-hearth wood-burning fireplaces provide little heat to your home while letting 90 percent of the heat escape. A wood-burning fireplace insert provides a similar look with a closed system, and it burns the wood effectively while also returning the that heat back into your home.

Gas fireplaces

Recently, gas fireplaces have become a popular option for new homes. It’s because gas fireplaces are convenient to use. With a gas fireplace, you can enjoy a fire without having to procure the fuel or build and tend that fire. Thanks to direct-vent and ventless gas fireplace technology, they are safe to use anywhere within your home.They are also incredibly efficient at heating your home. The newer models do an excellent job of mimicking the look of a traditional wood-burning fireplace, so you get the traditional look of a wood fireplace without all the work.

Electric fireplaces

Like gas fireplaces, electric fireplaces allow you to enjoy a roaring fire without putting in all the work. Electric fireplaces have easy installation, and they don’t require any ventilation either. Electric fireplaces can be built into the wall to create a more traditional hearth look, or they can just be mounted on the wall for quick, easy installation and portability.

If you’re looking for the best fireplace option for your home, stop by one of FireSide Hearth & Home’s four showroom locations! Our experts can show you various types of fireplaces in action, answer your questions about each types of fireplaces, and help you choose the best fireplace for your home and your lifestyle.

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We Have Convenient Locations in Canton, Utica, and Royal Oak

Are you are searching for a new fireplace, fireplace insert, heating stove or fireplace accessory? If so, there is no better place to look in the greater Detroit area than FireSide Hearth & Home! FireSide Hearth & Home has convenient locations in Canton, Utica and Royal Oak. All of our locations are staffed with fireplace experts. We are ready to answer any of your questions. In addition, we have artfully laid out to showcase a range of fireplaces and fireplace products.

At our three beautiful showrooms, you will find a range of home heating products, including:

  • Fireplaces
  • Fireplace inserts
  • Heating stoves
  • Gas logs
  • Glass fireplace doors
  • Mantles
  • Fireplace surrounds, tools, and accessories

At FireSide Hearth & Home, we stock a variety of fireplaces and heating stoves to meet your needs.

We offer gas, wood, pellet and electric fireplaces, fireplace inserts and heating stoves. Whichever type of fuel you prefer to heat your home with, you will find our showrooms stocked to meet your needs with products from the top industry brands, including:

If you are stuck on which type of fireplace you’re looking for, or if you’re not sure what type or model of fireplace, fireplace insert or heating stove would meet your home heating needs, the fireplace experts in our showroom will be able to answer any questions you have and will be able to help steer you toward the home-heating solution that best meets your needs.

If you are unsure of how to style your fireplace or fireplace insert, you can find help in our showrooms!

Our showrooms are filled with set-in fireplaces, inserts and stoves so you can see how different appliances fit into different settings, materials and backgrounds. Our fireplace experts can help you figure out a design style for your hearth. Plus, they will walk you through all of the details of your fireplace installation, operation and maintenance.

However, indoor fireplaces, fireplace inserts, heating stoves and accessories aren’t all you will find at FireSide Hearth & Home’s three showrooms! We also offer outdoor products and outdoor installations. These include outdoor fireplaces, fire pits, and outdoor kitchens. We carry some of the top grills the outdoor cooking industry has to offer, including grill models from Primo Ceramic Grills, Delta Heat, and Twin Eagles Grills.

So, are you looking to shop for a fireplace, fireplace insert, heating stove, outdoor fireplace, fire pit or grill? If so, you will find some of the best products, best customer service, and most helpful experts in all of Michigan at FireSide Hearth & Home. Stop by one of our three convenient showrooms in the greater Detroit area today to find the heating or cooking product you’re looking for. All three of our showrooms are open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.