Do you want a fireplace but are still hesitating: open fireplace or closed fireplace? Update on the advantages of a closed hearth.
The closed fireplace is a means of heating
A closed hearth fireplace has either glass or a door, which makes it airtight. Result: it heats five to six times more than an open fireplace and its heat output is between 70 and 85%. This means that 70 to 85% of the heat produced by the chimney is used to heat the room. Thus, it becomes a real means of heating in the house. In comparison, a closed hearth chimney with a heat output of only 10 to 15%, the rest of the calories escaping through the duct.
The closed hearth radiates
No, she doesn't send pretty rays across the room. On the other hand, it heats by radiation: the heat is distributed homogeneously in the room via the glass, steel or cast iron. In the case of an insert built into an existing chimney, the heat can be restored by heat transfer grilles located on the sides of the chimney.
The fireplace closed with an insert
It is possible to transform a traditional open fireplace into a closed fireplace. For this, we install an insert. The interest is obvious: the chimney thus offers a high calorific output.
Other advantages of a closed fireplace
In addition to the useful heat it gives off, the closed hearth is ecological and the fire lasts longer than in an open hearth fireplace with the same amount of wood. In addition, the closed hearth protects against the risk of sparks (no burns on the parquet or our beautiful carpet!) And backflow (no smoke in the room). The small drawback: the glass gets dirty. It must therefore be cleaned very regularly.
Closed hearth and tax credit
If the closed fireplace has the Green Flame Label, it is eligible for the tax credit. It is 22% for a first purchase (first installation of a chimney in the accommodation), and 36% if a existing chimney is replaced by a high efficiency appliance.