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Fact or Fiction: The Ins and Outs of Fireplaces
by Staff
The heating appliance of yesteryear, the fireplace, is back, and it's roaring into popularity due to its predictable fuel costs and kindness to the environment. So how much do you know about the pros and cons of fireplaces? Take our quiz to find out!

Wood pellet fireplaces require the same venting as regular wood fireplaces.

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Cord wood is easier to come by than fireplace pellets.

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As with any wood stove, the only energy required to run a wood pellet fireplace is the burning of the wood.

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Wood pellet stoves are a less expensive way to heat one's home than natural gas.

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Wood pellet fireplaces have to be EPA certified.

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Wood fireplaces may not be a good solution for those with breathing problems.

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Wood pellets are made only of wood and wood byproducts, such as sawdust and bark.

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There are two grades of wood pellets.

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Wood pellet fires look the same as the fires in regular wood fireplaces.

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Wood pellet fireplaces are maintenance-free.

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