The fireplace, which was only used as a means of heating, is now also a major decorative element. In fact, there are several models of fireplaces available today. Among these, we distinguish the suspended fireplace. Discover the presentation of this central element of the living room in this content.
Presentation of the Suspended Fireplace
As its name suggests, the suspended fireplace is a heating model with neither a base nor a pedestal. Its smoke evacuation duct simply retains it. Suspending a fireplace from the room’s ceiling to be heated is not a new idea. However, many inventors and manufacturers have improved this concept with great success in recent years.
Thus, suspended fireplaces can be delicately placed on a wall, in a corner, or the center of a room. For the installation of such a device, you can call a specialist. The suspended fireplace can be open or closed. But for reasons of safety and efficiency, the closed fireplace is the most recommended.
Regarding efficiency, it should be remembered that an open fireplace peak at 20%. A closed fireplace, on the other hand, can peak at over 70%. You should also know that the suspended fireplace can work with wood, pellets, or natural gas.
How to Install a Suspended Fireplace?
A suspended fireplace must be well anchored to the ceiling of the room. Even though designers offer do-it-yourself models, it is strongly recommended to have them installed by a specialist. Indeed, a poorly done job could lead to problems in the future. The suspended fireplace should be placed about 50 cm above the ground. If it is to be installed in front of a wall, the wall should be protected by a heat shield.
Advantages and Disadvantages of the Suspended Fireplace
The suspended fireplace has several advantages; here are some:
- this device has a unique and atypical decorative appearance;
- it provides a moderate, harmonious, and pleasant heat;
- it is eligible for the Credit for Energy Transition (CITE), the aid of the National Agency for Housing (ANAH);
- Also with wood, the suspended fireplace uses renewable energy, with gas it releases a few polluting molecules, and with pellets, it uses the least expensive energy on the market.
- Like most heating devices, the suspended fireplace also has limitations. Technically, it is more complex to set up and more expensive to purchase than a conventional fireplace.
What Is Its Purchase Price?
In terms of price, the design of the suspended fireplace prevails over its function as a heating device. Its cost will strongly depend on the cut used in its design. Exceptional, refined, and aesthetically pleasing alignments come at a high price. A hanging fireplace can be four times more expensive than its classic counterpart.
The design of the fireplace can also affect the price. In fact, open fireplaces have a lower purchase price than closed fireplaces. However, it should be noted that open fireplaces have a less complex design and are less efficient than closed fireplaces. You will have to spend between 500 and 3,000 euros to buy an open fireplace.
On the other hand, you can spend between 8,000 euros or more for a closed fireplace. Pivoting fireplaces, i.e., those with 360° vision, are the most expensive on the market. To acquire one, you can spend up to 12,000 euros.
The cost of installation of this device is not to be neglected either. Its price is defined by the type and size of the fireplace to be installed and the room’s configuration. Generally, paying a certified professional will take between 500 and 1,500 euros.