Add Extra Warmth to Your Home With a Fireplace
Fireplaces can create a cozy place to gather around while providing extra warmth, adding both style and function to your room. If your home doesn’t currently have a fireplace, we can help with an assortment of electric fireplaces, gas fireplaces, stoves, corner fireplaces, wall fireplaces and more. Not sure which one is the right fit for your home? We can help you decide.
Types of Fireplaces
An electric fireplace is basically an electric heater that utilizes an LED light and a mirror element to create a fire-like effect, mimicking the look of a traditional fireplace. These fireplaces can be used with or without heat, so you can create a cozy ambiance without adding heat if it’s not necessary.
A typical wall-mount electric fireplace uses a standard 120-volt outlet and works with two types of heat: a forced fan and infrared quartz. Forced fan options are best for areas around 400 square feet, while infrared quartz units are better for rooms around 1,000 square feet.
Gas fireplaces are another popular heating option. There are both built-in and freestanding gas fireplaces — some require a flue or chimney, but there are ventless models available. If you’re looking for a gas fireplace, we have several options that can heat a small room between 500 and 1,000 square feet and others that can heat larger rooms. They’re available in a variety of sizes and colors to fit your room’s configuration and style.
Looking for fireplace logs to use in your gas fireplace? We have plenty of options that range in BTUs per hour. BTU stands for British Thermal Units, which is a measure of heating power. Measure the size of your room and the height of the ceilings. Then use the chart from our Gas Logs Buying Guide to determine the BTUs you’ll need.
Fireplace Alternative: Stoves
Stoves are another option for heating a home. At Lowe’s, we carry pellet stoves, wood stoves and electric stoves. To use a pellet stove, add pellets to the top of an electric-powered stove; these are then dropped into a heating element that starts a fire. Wood stoves don’t require an electrical outlet and are powered solely by wood logs. They can be hooked up to your home’s duct work to supplement your existing heating system, but this isn’t required.