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Being a leading fireplace retailer in Vancouver and on the North Shore, Maxwell deals in gas inserts and direct vent fireplaces, wood stoves and wood efficient inserts, and Electric fireplaces. Fireplace by Maxwell also showcases the newest trends in fireplace surrounds - such items as river rock, ledgestone, concrete, faux concrete and wood. As well as the glass doors and fireplace accessories like tool sets, screens and wood holders mentioned earlier, there's a variety of maintenance products for your gas and wood fireplaces. Fireplace by Maxwell recommends that your gas fireplace be cleaned and checked professionally every three years, to keep it operating at maximum efficiency. Why choose Maxwell? A very important point - gas fireplaces are specialized products, i.e. they are not furnaces. Noel, who also has his gas-fitters license, and a staff with a full working knowledge and experience with all their products and services, has technicians who provide a full diagnostic check, checking for things like gas leaks and carbon monoxide, as well as a thorough cleaning of the unit, inside and out.
What's hot? All of it, actually! But gas fireplaces have emerged as a homeowner favourite due to their ease of use, low maintenance, energy efficiency and the versatility they have to be installed almost anywhere. Canada is a leading gas fireplace manufacturer, in an industry which is only about 20 years old. In the last five years, the quality, efficiency, and variety of styles and finishes available, has literally taken off. Until recently, gas fireplaces haven't really been able to capture the warm atmosphere of a wood-burning hearth. That's no longer the case, as you will see from the stunning array of Valor, Pacific Energy and Town & Country products.
There are two main options for existing homes: gas insert and direct vent fireplace. Gas insert: For homes with masonry fireplaces, a gas insert conversion is the most popular choice. Most gas inserts feature a thermostat or remote control, and some offer a fan for optimal heat circulation and maximum energy efficiency. And best of all, they fit right inside your existing chimney. Direct vent fireplaces: Although they look very much like traditional fireplaces, direct vent units are, in many ways, the fireplaces of the future. Unlike traditional mortar and brick masonry fireplaces, they are prefabricated from metal and designed to be installed in wood-frame construction without a chimney. They burn so efficiently they can be vented directly out a wall. This means they're much easier and less expensive to install than masonry units and you have much greater flexibility in their placement. Direct vent fireplace, of course, is an excellent option for new houses and for renovations.
Electric fireplaces have made a serious comeback recently, due to new designs and more realistic-looking "fire." And this is where buying the best you can afford really makes a difference. The quality of the "fire" is often not very realistic in the cheaper versions, particularly in the daylight when the unit is off. Electric fireplaces plug into regular power outlets, can be placed almost anywhere and don't require venting. Electric fireboxes may be purchased with or without hearths, and the choice of designs is growing rapidly. Electric units are wonderful auxiliary heaters and both look and function well in bedrooms, offices, and apartments, for example.
Where to see them? Right here on the North Shore, Fireplace by Maxwell has them all, on view in their showroom at 1293 Marine Drive, North Vancouver, along with fireplace surrounds and mantels, glass doors, and hearth accessories like tool sets, screens and wood holders. Fireplace by Maxwell, one of the finest and largest gas fireplace retailers in Vancouver and on the North Shore, is a full service, family-run business that stands by their products. Started in 1986, it is very capably owned and operated by Noel and Jennifer Cormack, with the help of their knowledgeable staff.