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Modern Fireplaces for the home

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Fireplaces have evolved from the days of the hunter-gatherer huddling around the campfire to modern city living, where, at the touch of a smartphone button, an indoor hotspot can come alive.

Collins says if you look at the typical living pattern of a family, one of the pros of having a heating fireplace these days is lower running costs. They tend to spend 85-90 per cent of their time in one area in the house where most of the family eat and watch television, he says.

“Most people these days don’t want heated bedrooms,” Collins says. They want bedrooms that are comfortable but not heated so ducted systems are becoming less popular to run in that instance, he says.

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Fireplaces – Not Just for Fire

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Winter and the holidays often evoke images of cozying up fireside with a mug of hot cocoa and reading material in hand. From November through February, however, on days when the Bay Area Air Quality Management District issues a winter Spare the Air alert for the Bay Area, the burning of wood, fire logs or any other solid fuels in a fireplace is illegal.

An empty fireplace just doesn’t have that same charm, does it?

But the lack of a crackling blaze doesn’t mean you can’t create an attractive fireplace scene. We’ve culled inspiration from four local interior designers, all of whom have addressed nonfunctioning fireplaces in their line of work. These ideas will help keep things merry and bright in your home, without releasing particulates and soot. (And Santa will appreciate not having to contend with flames!)

Read more and see more at: http://www.sfgate.com/homeandgarden/article/Fireplaces-not-just-for-fire-4109059.php#ixzz2ErqBZSHr

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First Ever Fireplace to be Certified as a Central Furnace

At this year’s Better Living Show, Hearth and Home Technologies is unveiling its latest innovation in gas fireplace technology. The Energy Pro Direct Vent gas fireplace will be the most efficient gas fireplace available on the market. It has tested at 93% efficiency. It is also the first ever fireplace to be certified as a central furnace. That means that homeowners can tie this directly into their current HVAC system to pump heat into multiple areas of the home.

That’s right—this gas fireplace can heat your entire home. I told you it was cool! This product promises all the good things about a fireplace in one package—beauty, ambience, and heat—along with unmatched air quality and safety.

Read more at: http://betterlivingshow.org/blog.Energy-Pro-Direct-Vent-gas-fireplace.htm

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