About Large Cast Iron Fireplace
A large cast iron fireplace is not only practical, it can also add character and decorative rustic charm to your home.
There's nothing quite like a home with a lit fireplace, is there? Fireplaces offer a cosy feel that you'll struggle to achieve with other heating methods; after all, not many people are inclined to grab a blanket and watch the radiator. Particularly good when you are entertaining friends and family, they provide a warm and cheerful atmosphere in most situations.
Burning wood in your fireplace is also an energy-efficient way of heating your home, as wood fires radiate a great amount of heat. If you have a ductwork system, newer systems can be attached to distribute the heat more evenly throughout the whole house.
Using your cast iron fireplace for heat will also take away your dependence on the big utility companies, and will give you complete control when deciding how you run your heating and how much you want to pay for it. No worries about rising energy bills or having the heating on for too long. If for some reason your home gets cut off (in the event of a storm for example) you'll still have heating. Saving money can also extend as far as cooking, as your fireplace can double up as a cooker when you want to cook simple, hot meals.
Fireplaces are particular good if you live in a heavily wooded area - burning wood is also good for the environment, as it is known as a 'carbon neutral' fuel, and is a completely renewable resource.