Fireplace Buying Guide

Keep warm by the fire this winter! Learn about the different types of electric and gas fireplaces, as well as different mounting options like gas fireplace inserts or freestanding styles.

Get Cozy This Winter


Cozy up fireside! Lowe’s carries a wide range of fireplaces for your home, from gas to gel fuel. Shop in-store or online to find the perfect unit for you and your family.


Type of Fireplaces & Stoves

Electric fireplace insert in wall

Electric Fireplace

Electric fireplaces simulate the look of wood-burning fireplaces. Their warmth comes from heating coils while a fan distributes the heat evenly. 


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Fireplace insert in wall burning gel fuel

Gel Fuel Fireplace

Gel fuel burns cleanly, so these fireplaces don’t require venting. This option is perfect for condo-dwellers!


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Electric stove in living room

Electric Stove

Create a traditional feel with the convenience of modernity. Electric stoves will give a rustic look while heating your home via electric coils.


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Lit pellet stove in living room

Pellet Stove

A more traditional source of heat, pellet stoves will create a rustic charm to your living space. They are fueled by pellets and need to be cleaned regularly.


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Understanding BTUs & Other Units of Measurement

BTUs

A BTU (British Thermal Unit) rating measures the heating performance of the fireplace. The higher the BTU, the more heat the fireplace provides. 


Volts

Most power outlets in Canada are 120 V and have a frequency of 60 Hertz. Be sure to check the manufacture’s recommendation before plugging in your fireplace. 


Room Placement Options

Built-In Insert

Built-in fireplaces can be installed in existing cabinets or fireplaces. They come either hardwired or plug-in style and are the best option for anyone who wants to convert a wood burning fireplace into a gas fireplace. 


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TV Stand

TV-stand or media centres sit lower to the floor than freestanding fireplaces and include storage and cabinet areas, as well as flat top for your television screen. 

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Tabletop

Common in outdoor spaces like patios, tabletop fireplaces can provide a focal point for get togethers! 


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Wall mounted fireplace in living room

Wall Mounted

Great for both indoors and outdoors, wall-mounted fireplaces are a great addition to any room. This type of fireplace can be hooked up to a chimney, and sometimes come with an attached mantel.


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Freestanding fireplace in living room

Pellet Stove

A more traditional source of heat, pellet stoves will create a rustic charm to your living space. They are fueled by pellets and need to be cleaned regularly.


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Fireplace & Stove Accessories

Mantel

Mantels sit directly above your fireplace. Not only do they add the illusion of a traditional fireplace but also provide storage space.  Mantels will only fit electric or gas fireplaces.


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Fireplace Tools

From gel fuel to fireplace screens, there are a lot of tools needed to keep your fireplace running smoothly. 


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Chimney Pipe

A chimney pipe is necessary for wood-burning stoves and can be installed into your home’s ventilation system.


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Pellets

Pellet stoves heat up by burning hardwood pellets. They come in different scents and are often used in pellet grills during the summertime.


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