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What’s hot in fireplaces for fall

August 31, 2018

Electric fireplace by Napoleon.

Gas fireplace from Valor.

For those seeking an alternative to wood-burning fireplaces—which will be banned in Montreal this fall and are may be outlawed in most of Canada within the next few years—there are some contemporary alternatives on the market.
Most of the new fireplaces are gas-fired, such as Valor’s sleek new linear fireplaces, but there have been advancements in electric fireplaces that look spookily realistic.
Napoleon, another veteran in the fireplace industry, has a fresh line of electric models. The beauty of the electrics is that, unlike gas models, they require no plumbing and they can be put anywhere. They can also be run with no heat or with heat production.
Modern design treatments include corner gas fireplaces that are totally frameless and long linear units that can create feature walls.
There is also hope for traditionalists who insist that a fireplace must burn wood. Advancements in combustion engineering technology have transformed the environmental efficiency of wood burning fireplaces. Modern wood burning fireplaces—such as Regency’s Excalibur series—burn wood longer and more completely, which means owners of modern wood fireplaces spend less money on fuel, less time stoking the fire, and less time worrying about fine particulates in the air.


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