Antique fireplaces are ideal when it comes to classic aesthetics. These are more than accessories for homeowners who provide timeless beauty to their home décor. They also know how to improve the efficiency of these fireplaces with the proper fuel sources. Before diving into the subject, it’s worth mentioning that Thornhill Galleries boasts some of the best antique, marble and reproduction fireplaces in the UK. This includes over 350 varieties of mantles which include pieces that are hand carved and made up of stone.
Here are some tips that they use:
Wood is the classic go-to for fuel sources for any fireplace since it offers a number of benefits. It is also inexpensive and easily available compared to others. People who are used to tending and taking care of fireplaces make sure to use only seasoned firewood. This wood is dried first so that it does not emit excess smoke or sparks when it is ignited.
However, this is only useful for homeowners who have ample storage to store the wood before they need it. This fuel source should be stored in a dry place and indoors so that it doesn’t get wet.
Even fireplaces that use wood can be fired up with natural or propane gas. This can be done with a gas log insert so homeowners don’t have to worry about buying/chopping and storing firewood. Gas-fuelled fireplaces are also cleaner in comparison to their wood-burning counterparts.
A gas-powered fireplace should be connected to the gas pipelines for their fuel source. Propane gas can also be used, but it may prove to be more costly. Gas logs, on the other hand, are not only more environment-friendly but also less expensive in comparison.
A great alternative to wood and gas are pellets. These burn slowly and have fewer emissions which means, more warmth and less time cleaning up. Pellet burning fire inserts are more convenient since they are made of compressed sawdust or agricultural waste from crops.