Duraflame logs are safe to burn in a zero-clearance fireplace. Duraflame logs do not release any toxins when burned and are not a fire hazard, making them safe for use.Know More
The concern over using Duraflame and other manufactured fire logs is caused by the warning present on many zero-clearance fireplaces. Before a fireplace is considered safe to manufacture, sell, and use, it must pass a rigorous safety check, the UL-certification test. Because most fireplaces did not test for manufactured logs when they received their UL-certification tests, manufacturers were required to include this warning label.
Additionally, Duraflame logs have only been manufactured for the last 40 years. Because fireplaces have such a long life, many older models still have this warning. Manufactured logs have since received their own individual UL-certifications.
While older fireplaces with original labels will still warn against burning anything but natural logs, newer models have removed this warning label.Learn More
Corner fireplaces are difficult to update as their location often makes it hard to hang decorations or add or replace mantels. Painting the fireplace is therefore one of the easiest ways to change your fireplace. Choose latex paint in the desired color to paint the brick facing. If you want to paint the brick inside the firebox, you should use special heatproof paint.Full Answer >
A fireplace heat exchanger works by drawing in cool air from the home and heating the air before discharging it into the home as hot air. There are two different ways to upgrade an open fireplace to use heat exchangers.Full Answer >
An electric fireplace works by using electric coils and a blower motor to produce heat. The metal coils are located inside of the fireplace, and they begin to heat automatically when the fireplace is plugged into an electrical socket. The blower motor, often referred to as a fan, propels the hot air outward into the room.Full Answer >
A propane fireplace insert is a device that can be used to modify a conventional wood-burning fireplace to allow it to burn propane. Typically, a propane insert has artificial logs and a grate which propane flames burn around to simulate the appearance of burning wood.Full Answer >