Green fireplaces look good and burn clean

Redding, CT--Spark Modern Fires’ designer fireplaces are known for their sleek, modern look, as well as the ease with which designers can use them to create unique and beautiful focal points.  In addition to their aesthetics, these contemporary fireplaces are also considered environmentally friendly when compared to traditional wood burning and other types of fireplaces.

Traditional wood burning fireplaces can create up to 50 grams per hour of “particulate matter” (smoke, ash, and soot), prompting some localities to preclude the use of these fireplaces on “burn ban” days.  Some localities are even considering a permanent ban on fireplaces of this type.  Spark fireplaces are clean burning, creating no particulate matter, and as such are unaffected by burn bans. 

In addition to burning clean, Spark’s Direct Vent and Vent Free units are quite good at retaining heat.  At 80% efficiency for Direct Vent models and 95% efficiency for Vent Free models, these fireplaces actually heat rooms, reducing the need to run your furnace (which also reduces heating bills).  And Spark’s Direct Vent models, when installed according to Spark Modern Fires’ instructions, earn points in a LEED certified house, while their Vent Free units, which are subject to strict national standards compare very favorably to vent free fireplaces fueled by liquids (such as denatured alcohol) for which there are no standards.  For more information on Spark Modern Fires products, go to www.sparkfires.com or call 866-938-3846.

 

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