Gas fireplaces have come a long way; there are more design choices and options than ever before, allowing homeowners to find the perfect fireplace for their homes. One of the most cutting edge companies in gas fireplaces today is Element 4. Their sleek, modern designs in linear fireplaces can add a stylish, contemporary touch to any home or space.
What is a Linear Fireplace?
Linear fireplaces are an alternative to bulky masonry fireplaces – as well as traditional wood log set gas units. These long and low fireplaces are designed with sleek, clean lines that complement a modern living space. You are able to customize linear fireplaces to match your design style; homeowners can choose from fireglass, stones, rocks, and even sculptures, as well as customize the fireplace surround.
Their unique design allows them to be installed in spaces where traditional fireplaces would be impractical. The fireboxes of most linear fireplaces are shallow, allowing them to be installed in bedrooms, bathrooms, or other small spaces. Likewise, different linear fireplaces have different venting requirements; many models are vent free, allowing them to be installed nearly anywhere in your home.
Linear fireplaces are meant for more than just decoration. Most units can create up to 55,000+ BTU/hr of heat output; while this may not be enough to serve as a primary heat source, linear fireplaces can easily heat a room or act as a supplemental heating source in your home. This heat output also makes them a popular choice for outdoor spaces.
What’s new from Element 4?
Element 4 has pioneered the modern, open linear fireplace. Despite the name, these fireplaces do not open like a traditional hearth; instead, the openness refers to the large glass screens that provide an unprecedented view of the beautiful flames.
In addition to their glare-free glass fireplaces, Element 4 has created a range of see-through fireplaces. With two – or even three – glass sides, these unique fireplaces can be used as a partition between rooms, offering beautiful views of the fireplace from multiple sides.
Modern Features for Modern Fireplaces
Element 4 linear fireplaces are unlike any other modern gas fireplaces on the market today. In addition to their unique design, Element 4 fireplaces have two contemporary design features:
A powerfan is a vent free venting system for gas fireplaces. It can be installed nearly anywhere in your home. This allows homeowners to put fireplace where they never thought possible, such as in interior spaces or rooms too small for a traditional hearth.
In our connected, digital world, our smartphones and tablets are never more than an arm’s reach away. Element 4 has designed Procontrol technology that allows homeowners to remotely control the fireplace from their smart device.
A linear fireplace from Element 4 can transform any room into a sleek, modern space. For more information on installing a linear fireplace or to learn more about Element 4, contact Fireplace Safety Services today.