In the 21st century, more and more people, chasing clean ecology, fresh air and a serene life without a large number of people and cars, without traffic jams and constant stress, choose life outside the city in clean ecological areas where the whole family would be comfortable and cozy. Many, in pursuit of this very comfort and coziness, purchase or build private houses themselves. This can be either a small one-story house with a small plot where you can grow flowers, vegetables and fruits, or a huge mansion, where there is plenty of room for the whole large family. The fireplace is rightfully the home family hearth. It occupies a central place both in a country house and in a country house.
The presence of a fireplace in the house, in the country, and even in an ordinary apartment brings a touch of romance and family idyll. When a fire is burning in the fireplace, it seems that you can look at it for hours. “And let the whole world wait”. The best and most memorable moments of life are when everyone is close to you. Gathering by the fireplace will help to unite the family, create a warm friendly atmosphere.
The creation of a hearth is usually done by representatives of the strong half of society.. When deciding to buy and install a fireplace in the country, the question arises: which option is better and better?
How to choose?
Wood-burning fireplaces for summer cottages are a good way to heat not only part of the room, but also the whole house. The whole house can be heated by installing a fireplace with a heat exchanger. Firewood does not require special costs, they do not have as much dust and dirt as, for example, coal.
There are many different types of wood burning fireplaces, ranging from the size to the material from which they are made..
- Brick fireplaces are like Russian stoves, capable of heating small houses.
- Cast iron fireplaces are installed in the house rather as a piece of furniture that completes the holistic look of the living room or kitchen..
- Steel fireplaces are designed not only to keep the house warm, but also with the help of additional devices (hob or stove) to feed the inhabitants of the home.
Types of wood burning fireplaces:
- Air heating. Principle of operation: cold air is supplied from below, then it passes through a closed firebox into the fireplace body, heats up there and goes outside through special ventilation grilles.
- Heating with water. Operating principle: burning wood heats cold water. The liquid is fed into a heat exchanger, where it is heated and circulated around the entire perimeter of the room by circulation pumps.
Such options for fireplaces will allow you to heat the entire area of the house, which heats up quite quickly and does not require much energy. They are considered a decorative option for a conventional heating system. With such a fireplace, your home will not only be warm, but also beautiful..
Such options for fireplaces are most often made of bricks, have a large size, chimney and chimney. An open fireplace will not be able to warm up the whole house, but crackling firewood and hot flames will make frosty winter evenings a little warmer, more comfortable and fabulous..
Fireplace and stove at the same time
There are many manufacturers of this kind of fireplaces in Russia. The fireplace stove allows you not only to make the house warmer, but also to prepare a delicious dinner for the family table..
There are several varieties of such miracle stoves:
Bavaria. Company “Ekokamin”
This option has an oven and even a whole stove in its configuration..
The model is popular for its low price, high efficiency. The fireplace has a durable cast iron body and ceramic lining. The firewood hole is lined with fire-resistant bricks made of chamotte clay.
The door has clear quartz glass. Quartz is a fairly resistant and durable material. Quartz glass does not care about temperature changes and a flame that is too hot.
A stove with a 9 kilowatt heat exchanger can heat a room equal to a small apartment.
Has an aesthetic appearance. You can choose the cladding of any color scheme, and the transparent glass will allow you to enjoy the raging tongues of flame.
It is better to use slightly damp wood as “food” for such a fireplace..
Cinderella. Termofor company
It got this name due to its appearance. Too similar to the stove from the cartoon of the same name.
This option is famous for its compactness, the ability to “live” even in the smallest room.
The stove has a steel body, due to which it heats up quickly. The door is round, very convenient to use, has a strong lock. The glass inside the door is made of high quality heat resistant material.
The cooking surface is located on top, which is quite convenient and allows you to cook or reheat any dish.
Its power is slightly less than Bavaria – only 4 kilowatts, which allows heating only a small area of the space. But there is a plus – such a “baby” does not require a lot of fuel.
Tango trio. Teplodar company
Made of stainless steel.
Individual differences – glass on three sides, allowing you to observe the fire from any angle and location. They expand the scope.
At the bottom of such a stove, there is a cast-iron grate – a grate, under which a cell was built for a stack of firewood. This allows you to make the firebox more comfortable for the owners of the house, does not create unnecessary dirt..
This fireplace has a dual combustion mode, so the wood practically disappears inside. The advantage of this model is the ability to regulate the air supply using buttons that are mounted in the door and in the upper area above it..
Differs in medium size. Can be placed in almost any area.
Neva. Meta company
Power is 6 kilowatts. Warms up the air quickly. Belongs to the category of long burning stoves. Lasts up to six hours with one bookmark.
Made from high quality European materials.
The special feature is the corner construction with ceramic cladding. Such a stove will become a worthy decoration of any interior..
You can heat not only with wood, but also with coal.
Thanks to the shape of the prism, the fireplace will look very aesthetically pleasing in the house, and the panoramic view is always pleasing to the eye..
Angara. Meta company
This model will be able to fill the entire area of the house with heat, since it provides for water heating. It can be connected to your system.
The glass and tiles on the sides are made of ceramic, which makes the appearance of the stove more neat.
The fireplace is made of steel, has high strength, is very reliable, can withstand high pressure and temperature.
The oven should be positioned against a wall. Can be heated with both wood and coal.
Yenisei. Meta company
This wood-fired stove has a high power of 11 kilowatts..
Practically the most popular model of this company. Has a relatively small size, panoramic view, which is provided by glasses in the amount of three pieces.
The chimney is manufactured separately. 2 connection options: rear or top.
In addition to ready-made fireplaces of regular sizes, manufactured in production, there are mini-fireplaces that you can build yourself.
How to make yourself?
First, you need to measure the area of the room in which the fireplace will be located. A mini-fireplace should not take up much space, it is better to make it more compact.
We make a firebox. Do-it-yourself fireplace is built of brick. It must be on a level and solid foundation..
The ideal material for your own fireplace will be red brick..
After we have identified the room, found the right brick and the correct foundation, we begin laying the firebox.
The opening should be at least 50 cm in height and not narrower than 40 cm in width. Then choose the sizes at your discretion.
Together with the firebox, we make a firebox – the place where the firewood will be located. In depth, it must be at least 30 centimeters. If you do less, then the flame can “rush” into the room..
Together with the walls and the pipe, two channels are installed. They should be on the sides. Cold air will flow into them, and warm air will return and warm the room..
A finished wood-burning brick fireplace may not be entirely flat. This can be fixed by covering it with steel sheets..
There are models of fireplaces that can be placed only against the wall, there are built-in fireplaces. They take up little space and look quite appropriate in any interior. There are also adjustable models. These can be placed even in the center of the room..
Wood-burning fireplaces are a universal means of keeping warm in a country house..
Fireplaces are getting a fair amount of positive feedback. Norwegian convector fireplaces are quite popular among consumers. They have a special hot air distribution system. Norway is currently the leader in the production of fireplaces and stoves. Norwegian fireplaces are of high quality and have a long service life..
Do not be afraid to install fireplaces in your home in the country. They will become not only an excellent design solution, but also bring warmth and comfort to your family..