The history of the hearth dates back to long before The Energy House or any other manufacturer of residential gas burning fireplaces. Fast forward to 2016 and the purpose of the fireplace has transformed from survival, to a dream home. The fireplace may not be a new invention, but some innovative changes in 2016 will have you looking at the hearth in a whole new form.
Smart Home Integration
The contemporary home is only getting smarter and many leading manufacturers, like Heat & Glo, now seamlessly integrate with smart home systems and applications. Modern interior design ideas revolve around working with you, and the fireplace is no exception. Purpose and fashion are the new expectations of home features.
Do you have a desire for the ambiance flickering flames, but no need for the heat? No problem at all. Heat & Glo’s new PowerFlow™ Heat Management Technology lets you choose where to distribute the warmth, inside or even outside the home. This same advancement has also reunited a truly favorite pair – the fireplace and television. Above the fireplace is the ideal viewpoint for a television, but the powerful heat has prevented it from being this combination in the past. PowerFlow keeps the outer glass and wall cool, making it safe to touch and to use in the space above the gas insert fireplace.
A truly smart home goes beyond offering options though, and is about instinctively adjusting to your desires and needs. This is where the Intermittent Pilot Ignition (IPI) system, IntelliFire™ will come in to play. This technology screens the performance of your ignition at all times, which not only guarantees an exceeding performance, but can save you up to $10 per month on your energy bills, while offering unmatched safety and a greater peace of mind.
The fireplace may be the heart of the home, but that doesn’t mean the living room is the only place its meant to be in. Indoors, outdoors, corners, bedrooms, basements, kitchens and more all benefit from the hot designs, eye-catching glow and comforting warmth.
The Future of the Fireplace
Just because we no longer rely on fireplaces as our sole source of heat and survival, doesn’t mean there’s no spot for it in the future. The electric fireplace has proven its staying power with its ability to adapt with the changing times. And with Realtor.com ranking fireplaces number one in its 2015 list of must-have home features, Houzz naming hearths and fire features as a top trend for 2016, and fireplaces being the most-desired decorative appearance product in a new home, hearths are a serious force to be reckoned with.
The Energy House offers a wide variety of gas, wood burning and electric fireplaces that are capable of enhancing your home. Be sure to see how our fireplaces can truly complete any room of your home today!