Alpine Fireplace & Appliances works side-by-side with our customers to build a deep understanding of their heating needs, budget, and unique style. We educate our customers in their fuel options and design opportunities.
A fireplace remains the most popular choice and adds significantly to the value of any home. Most fireplaces are no longer traditional brick and mortar, but are engineered and pre-built by major manufacturers. More than seventy-five percent (over a half million) of all fireplaces installed each year are factory-built.
Benefits of a factory-built fireplace.
- Factory-built fireplaces are surprisingly inexpensive.
- They use a safe, lightweight chimney and do not need any additional footing or other structural support.
- Because they have fewer limitations than site-built masonry fireplaces, they can be easily and safely installed in almost any room.
- Factory-built fireplaces are available in a range of sizes, and can be open on one, two (“see-through” and corner models), three (“peninsula”), or four sides (“oasis”).
- Brick, stone, marble and other facing materials can be combined with your choice of mantels to suit your decor.
What are the different types of fuels?
Most fireplaces are fueled by wood, pellet, gas and electric. However, choosing the type of fuel depends on your preference of maintenance, efficiency and storage.
What size fireplace is the best?
The square footage of the room you choose to install your fireplace determines the size. Fill out the ‘Hearth Measurement Form’ on this page and bring in when you consult with an Alpine Hearth Specialist.
Alpine is proud to carry quality products from the below manufacturers:
- Benefits: Convenience. Quickly turn the fire on or off, adjust flame height and fire intensity.
- Fire Characteristics: Gas fires are consistent and controllable by design. You choose the fire's intensity.
- Fire Starting: Flip a switch or grab your remote. It's that easy.
- Type of Heat: Enjoy a steady mix of radiant and convective heat.
- Fuel Storage & Handling: Natural gas is piped directly to your home by a gas utility. Propane gas is stored on site in an above or below ground tank which is refilled by an LP gas provider.