Fireplaces have been used for centuries. Originally fireplaces were used for heat, cooking, heating water for laundry, and other household uses. A fireplace is an area or hearth pad where a fire can be contained with a flue or a chimney for the exhaust to escape. At the top of the chimney or flue there is a chimney cap or rain cap, that prevents water and animals from entering through the chimney of the house.
Now, more often than not, fireplaces are used for heat and ambiance. It has never been easier to enjoy the comfort of a fire in your home. There are alternate options to the traditional fireplace which include: electric fireplaces ,fireplace insert, and
gas fireplace logs. All are great alternatives to the traditional fireplace, do your research and see which option is most fitting for you.