5 Great Reasons to Add Glass Doors to your Fireplace
Would you like to upgrade your traditional fireplace in a very cost-effective way? Glass doors provide excellent benefits, and they only add to the beauty of a hearth. The following are five benefits of installing glass doors on your fireplace:
1 – Cut Utility Costs
Utility companies commonly raise the cost of electricity every year, and the price to heat and cool homes is higher than ever. Installing glass doors on your fireplace is like providing a way to close a window that is always open. A traditional fireplace allows cool air to leak out during summertime and warm air to escape when it’s cold outside. Energy efficiency gets a big boost when you have a fireplace with glass doors because the flow of air from indoors to outdoors is cut.
2– Improve Heating Efficiency
A traditional fireplace is truly a thing of beauty and with glass doors, approximately 20% of the fire’s heat enters the home, according to some experts. Some say that glass doors actually triple the amount of heat that enters the room. The glass doors don’t block the heat; rather, the heat radiates through them.
3 – Safety
Glass doors can prevent small children and pets from accidentally falling onto a fire. Because the glass can get very hot, however, children should be instructed about the hazards of touching the fireplace doors. Protect infants and toddlers with a protective screen in front of the hearth.
Another important way in which glass fireplace doors provide added safety is by preventing sparks and embers from entering the room and hurting someone or causing furnishings to catch fire. Firewood can also roll out of the fireplace as the fire dies down and logs begin shifting.
Even if nothing ignites into flames, a lot of damage can be done to your property if stray sparks or logs enter the room. All types of flooring can be damaged, including carpeting, linoleum, wood, and tiles. Furnishings and other combustibles can be burned beyond repair, and glass fireplace doors can prevent the damage from occurring.
4 – Enhance Beauty and Style
Glass doors do a good job of concealing the dirty ashes in the firebox and helping to give the hearth a neat appearance.
Whether your home décor is traditional, rustic, contemporary, or nouveau riche, there is a style of glass doors for your fireplace that should be a perfect match. A huge variety of beautiful designs is available to choose from. Doors with decorative glass are also among the many choices of fireplace glass doors.
5 — Protect from Back Drafts
It can be frustrating and dangerous when a sudden downdraft causes smoke to blow from the fireplace into the house. The effects of downdrafts can be reduced or eliminated with glass doors.
When you are ready to order glass doors or improve your fireplace and chimney efficiency in any other way, contact our chimney professionals.
Northeastern Chimney, Inc
37 Cody Street, West Hartford, CT 06110