Benefits of Choosing a Double-Sided Fireplace
You know all about traditional fireplaces. A roaring fire burns in the firebox and sends heat out into the room. That’s all good, but why not heat two rooms at the same time? You can, with the amazing selection of modern double-sided fireplaces.
These unique heating appliances are designed to operate as fully functioning fireplaces on both sides. Double-sided fireplaces are conveniently installed on a wall between two rooms or spaces, allowing both to be warmed by the marvelous fire.
Gas or wood?
Now that you’re thinking how great it would be to have a fireplace that’s open into two rooms, you need to decide what kind of fuel you want the fireplace to run on. Double-sided fireplaces are available in both gas-burning and wood-burning models from the world’s most respected manufacturers such as Stuv, Heatilator, Ortal, Regency, Town & Country and more.
Venting issues with double-sided fireplaces
While these good-looking fireplaces are efficient and economical, issues surrounding venting are the same as with any type of heating appliance. Gas models are generally easier to vent than those that burn wood. For a wood-burning fireplace, you’ll need to be able to build a standard chimney above the installation site.
Gas double-sided fireplaces can be placed in a variety of areas within the home. These units are available in both vented and non-vented styles. To fully understand your venting options with a new multi-side fireplace, you should talk to a hearth expert.
What you get with a double-sided fireplace
Today’s gas and wood double-sided fireplaces are not only highly efficient, they’re also beautiful to look at and contain design elements that make your life much more pleasant. As an example, let’s look at the specs for the Regency Panorama P121 two-sided gas fireplace:
- Up to 40,000 BTUs
- Glowing embers and large, realistic flames
- Includes 8-piece log set and grate
- 641-square-inch viewing area
- Direct-vent technology
- Width: 43.5”; height: 36”; depth: 25”
- Very quiet blower; remote-control powered
Having a double-sided fireplace installed will bring you the best of many worlds: excellent supplemental heating in two rooms, and a unit that fits perfectly into your home’s style and décor. It won’t be surprising to see fireplaces with dual sides become commonplace in homes throughout the country – and especially in cold locales (like Toronto!) where heating is a primary concern.
If you’d like to look at a stunning selection of double-sided fireplaces in both gas and wood models, then you’ll want to pay a visit to Marsh’s Stoves & Fireplaces of Toronto. Our expert associates will help you determine the right model and style for your home.
Stop by our showroom at 3322 Dundas Street West, or reach us by phone at (416) 762-4582.