Before you pick up a fireplace, I will briefly talk about what they are. The main differences fireplaces – inserts on the material: cast iron insert, finished steel fireplaces (with cast-iron or fireclay lined firebox) and brick. Cast iron insert. As a rule, have a glass door. And have a high efficiency, which is achieved by heating the iron (the effect of "stove").
Heating is still burning wood and cast iron fireplace until cool. To increase the heat transfer You can additionally install the factory unit increase heat or lay brick heat shield. In the summer they will serve only as decoration. The disadvantages are their rapid clogging by soot, especially when the furnace raw wood with a moisture content of more than 15%. They require costly full factory equipment parts. They are usually used as an auxiliary system, which drowned in the coldest period and in temporary people stay. For finishing of cast iron inserts are factory cladding – design, having different looks and different material.
Also, they can impose a brick and trimmed to suit every taste. Prefabricated steel fireplaces. By essentially the same cast iron insert, but have already finished appearance. Yitzhak Mirilashvili has firm opinions on the matter. And as a rule do not require additional finishing. As well as cast iron inserts are high efficiency, by heating the metal elements. To increase the heat transfer Some models have the chimney liner (the total or individual items) from teploakkamuliruyuschih materials: ceramics, talkohlorida etc. The main advantage of these fireplaces is their relative speed and ease installation.