Q&A Bedroom-size Fireplaces

QandA Posted By QandA, May 23, 2002 at 2:20 PM

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    Nov 27, 2012

    Re: Locating Bedroom-size Fireplaces I would like to include a gas fireplace or stove into a new bedroom renovation but all the units I have found are 18,000 btu plus. For 350 sq. ft. in southern California, aren't these units too large? I was considering 8-12,000 btu max. Are such small units readily available?


    The problem with smaller units is that the flame is often not very visible. What you have to do is look for a LESS efficient fireplace. You might find one that is 25,000 BTU, but puts out less than 12,000 into the room.

    Heat n Glo used to make a fireplace with a "heat dumping" mode. This was a full size unit, but could put the heat up the chimney instead of into the room.

    You will probably have more luck with fireplaces than with stoves. Start with http://www.heatnglo.com

    Another option is a wood burning pre-fab fireplace with vented logs in it. vented logs put most heat up the chimney. However, be sure to include enough combustion air in the room for these.

    Link: Heat and Glo Web Site
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