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Around the warmth of home - fireplaces and goats

04 of May '20

Fireplaces have always provided a domestic sense of security. It is by the living fire that the best spooky ghost stories are told, and it is into the fire that one can stare incessantly with a glass of wine in hand or hot cocoa. Whether in a cabin in the mountains or a house in the city , a fireplace gives warmth and a cozy atmosphere. It is important that its use is fully safe.

Until recently, the fireplace was only to look beautiful, building a unique atmosphere of the interior, giving it originality, creating a cozy and intimate atmosphere. But now its role has changed dramatically. Traditional fireplaces today are synonymous with safety and independence. It is worthwhile to have a device that will protect the house energetically in case of power or gas outages.

An alternative source of heat


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A dark and cold house is not a very pleasant prospect, not only for the youngest household members. Technical failures or natural disasters in the form of tornadoes, fires or floods are united by their suddenness and unpredictability. To comfortably survive the lack of electricity and gas, over which we have no control, it is worth investing in an alternative source of heat: a fireplace. The glow of the fire will take care not only of the light in the room, but also of the pleasant temperature.

When gas boilers, electric heat pumps other "current" devices fail, the fireplace will be up to the task! Although Polish construction law stipulates that the fireplace can not be the only source of heat in the house, especially these days it is an ideal complement to system heating. The pleasant warmth emanating from the fireplace will make the long autumn evenings more pleasant, but will also take care of the comfort and sense of security of the whole family.

Ecological fireplace


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The fireplace is also ecological. You can find EcoDesign-certified appliances, such as chimney inserts of unusual design, stoves or the ever-fashionable cast-iron goats. They are united by their original design and the fact that they meet national and EU environmental laws, fulfilling the criteria of the EcoDesign. In turn, the most ecological and at the same time economical material for burning in a fireplace remains dry wood from deciduous trees, such as oak, hornbeam, beech, ash, maple, birch or poplar. Wood is an excellent renewable energy source.

It is also worth noting the relatively low cost of wood as fuel with its high efficiency. An analysis of heating costs based on fuel and energy prices from the first quarter of 2020 showed that the annual cost of burning biomass firewood ranks this type of heating as the 3rd cheapest fuel, just behind ground and air heat pumps. Given the relatively high investment costs of a ground or air source heat pump and their dependence on electricity supply, it is the fireplace installation that may be the cheapest of all renewable heating devices. A fireplace can give us independence and self-sufficiency, as well as the lowest heating costs.

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