What to Look For When Buying a Fireplace

It’s exciting to plan a home improvement project. It’s even more fun when you think about evenings curled up in front of a new fireplace. When you start planning those cozy Fall nights by the fire, there are a few things to think about. But before you start shopping, we’ll show you what to look for when buying a fireplace.


When you look for a new fireplace, it’s important to consider where you envision it in your home. If you’re thinking of putting it along the wall of your living room, you can have wood burning, electric, or gas. However, if you want to get creative and install it in your bathroom or an interior wall of a bedroom, you should look at electric. If you have a spot in mind but are unsure as to how easily a fireplace could be installed, check with your fireplace dealer.

Amount of Heat

As you consider your fireplace options, be sure to think about how much heat you need or want it to produce. For example, if you have a small bedroom, you don’t need a high powered electric fireplace to heat it. Most likely your focus is on a lower amount of heat and more ambiance than anything else. However, if your large living space tends to be drafty, you can explore more powerful heating options for your fireplace. Many electric and gas fireplaces have settings that are adjustable and allow you to increase or decrease the amount of heat depending on your preferences.

Type of Fuel Used

Some people are fireplace purists who can’t do without the sounds and smells of a wood burning fireplace. But for others, the maintenance associated with it isn’t for them. When you look for a high quality fireplace, make sure you consider the type of fuel and level of upkeep associated with it. If chopping or buying firewood and hauling it into your home doesn’t appeal to you, consider gas or electric fireplaces. If you live in an apartment or rental property and running a gas line isn’t feasible, electric is the way to go. Electric fireplaces still provide ease of use and the ambiance you’re looking for. Once you know which type of fuel you prefer to use, it can really help narrow down your options. 

Buying a Fireplace for Your Home

There are so many possibilities when it comes to new fireplaces. If you’re still unsure of what to look for when buying a high quality fireplace, it’s time to call or visit IHT Hot Tubs & Fireplaces. We carry an extensive selection of gas, electric, and wood burning fireplaces, including Kozy Heat® . You can explore all of these options with the added bonus of the help of our team of experts. Their knowledgeable advice will guide you to the right fireplace for your home. But fireplaces aren’t all that we offer. Transform your home into your own private retreat with our selection of new, pre-owned, and refurbished hot tubs for your backyard. Give us a call at 303-755-4772 to learn about our selection and ask for a free quote!

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