What Does Zero Clearance Mean?
Fireplaces remain a huge draw for homeowners because of their many advantages. Fireplaces, for example, can help to cut energy costs and thus are often viewed as highly eco-friendly heating sources. They can also provide warmth when your electricity goes out in addition to offering a romantic setting. However, one of the most important aspects of a high-quality fireplace is that it is safe. Kozy Heat offers zero clearance wood fireplaces, which are designed with both style and safety in mind.
What is Zero Clearance?
The term zero clearance refers to how close a fireplace can be to material that is combustible, typically framing. (The distance required before combustible material can be installed near a fireplace is known as the fireplace standoff.) Because zero clearance fireplaces feature a larger quantity of insulation that do masonry fireplaces, it is not necessary to reserve a buffer zone between combustible materials and your fireplace.
Benefits of Zero Clearance Wood Fireplace
One of the key benefits of zero clearance wood fireplaces is that they can be installed in any type of residence, even in many mobile homes. These fireplace are also low-maintenance, as you don’t have to be concerned with costly chimney or masonry repairs, and they are easy to operate and install as well. These fireplaces are also more efficient than an open-hearth masonry fireplace. Open-hearth options may have just 10 percent efficiency, while zero clearance wood fireplaces can have an efficiency rating of up to 70 percent.
Other Benefits of Zero Clearance Wood Fireplace
Zero clearance wood fireplaces are not only safe but also convenient and stylish for the modern home. They can easily add character to your residence with their black cast iron doors, as well as suit your particular taste. Some models feature arched doors, while others have square doors, for example.
Built from superior-quality materials, these fireplaces fit into small areas and are quick to install against combustible materials. They also feature a cooler outside surface and require no hearth.
Kozy Heat’s experts can assist you in deciding which particular wood fireplace model will work best in your home.