I have always wanted a wood burning fireplace. But I have always heard and read how inefficient they are and how they can actually suck heat out of the house instead of heating it. So needless to say I have always had a gas fireplace with a blower. And don't get me wrong, these are EASY to use and no mess. you basically flip a switch, flip another switch to turn the blower on and within a few minutes you have a roaring fire with heat! And no logs, no ash and no mess.
However it still hasn't quenched my desire for a wood burning fireplace. Until I found this fireplace, which is a Napoleon. It's basically a wood stove, but a fireplace "look" is what I gather from reading about it until my eyes crossed! One log burns up to 9 hours! So it's definitely efficient. And you can hook heating ducts into it to heat your house. And if you are using it as your main source of heat (we are not) you can buy the appropriate size fireplace for the size house you have. Pretty cool!
I love the wrought iron handles and the arched top of it. I have a thing for arches. You will be able to see that with me saying a word as you see the house finished!
We did put a gas fireplace in the Family Room, which is not completed yet, but I'll be sure and show you it when it is done!
Thought I would show you the latest addition! Our framing and electrical inspection is tomorrow, so insulation and drywall are next! Exciting!!!
On another note, I am having an MRI tomorrow morning and if you could, please say a prayer for me! Thank you :)