Closed Fireplaces vs Open Fireplaces

The Pros

 

Closed Fireplaces:

  • Very effective heat source.
  • Very low on fuel consumption.
  • Very environmentally friendly.
  • Many options available, easy to find something that suits your home.
  • Very safe to use.
  • Easy to clean, almost no mess.

Open Fireplaces:

  • Fairly cheap initial purchase.
  • They look good when the fire is burning.

The Cons

Closed Fireplaces:

  • Expensive initial purchase.

Open Fireplaces:

  • High on fuel consumption.
  • Low on efficiency.
  • Messy to clean.
  • Options limited on design.