There is nothing more comfortable and relaxing than sitting by a warm fireplace on a cold winter day in the Pocono Mountains. A fireplace or woodburning stove is almost a given when building in this lake region.
The new fireplaces of today are much more efficient than they used to be. The most popular fireplace is a zero clearance type with glass doors with an outside air kit and trim kit. Optional fans can provide additional air movement to maximize heating power. Depending on the design of your new home, a see-through multiple-sided unit may be the best choice. Gas fireplaces are also becoming very popular. Stone or brick facing with a raised hearth all make for a classic look.
For efficiency, a good quality woodburning stove is the best choice. Pellet stoves are also becoming big sellers. The stoves of today can be made of black cast iron or come in a medium gloss porcelain enamel finish with a wide variety of colors. Stoves are best set on a brick or stone platform, with brick or stone facing going up the back wall.
Whether you’re looking for an alternate source of heat or just pure romance, a fireplace or wood- burning stove is the answer. Let the experts at Mountain View Homes custom design your new home with the crackling flames of a new fireplace or stove.
Below are a few websites of the better known fireplace and stove companies.