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Water Vapor Fireplaces: What You NEED to Know

Are you ready to explore the modern marvel of the fireplace industry? In today's world, where sleek design and eco-friendly choices are highly valued, the water vapor fireplace is gaining steam.

Faber e-Matrix Water Vapor Fireplace

What is a Water Vapor Fireplace?

A water vapor fireplace, also know as a steam fireplace, is an innovative technology that uses ultra-fine water vapor and LED lights to create a stunningly realistic fire illusion. The technology continues to get better and better every year. If you are looking for an alternative to gas or wood, a water vapor fireplace should be at the top of your list. 

How do Water Vapor Fireplaces work?

Water vapor fireplaces run on water and electricity. They use what's called an "ultrasonic transducer" (let's just call it a mist maker) to product an ultra-fine water vapor mist. The mist is then propelled into the air with variable air pressure. This creates a dancing mist which is illuminated by LED lights creating the illusion of a fire. 

The level of realism is truly incredible. Especially in the newer models which really nail the dancing flame patterns. 

Advantages of a Water Vapor Fireplace

There are several benefits to a water vapor fireplace:

1. Safety - it's not a real fire so there is no risk of burns or accidents. In fact, a fun feature of the water vapor fireplace is the "fire" is actually a cool mist you can run your hands through. 

2. Eco-friendly - the by product of a water vapor fireplace is...water vapor. It's harmless for the environment and safe to breathe. 

3. No Venting Required - water vapor fireplaces do not require venting. Meaning you can install them just about anywhere. 

4. Ease of Installation - compared to gas or wood - the installation process is relatively simple with no need for chimneys or vents. 

5. Energy Efficiency - water vapor fireplaces are energy efficient appliances that cost very little to operate. Especially when compared to a traditional wood burning or vented gas fireplaces. 

6. Low Maintenance - no ashes, soot, or debris. It is recommended that you clean the fireplace & water reservoir from time to time, but that's nothing compared to wood or gas fireplaces. 

7. Humidifier - the water vapor produced by the fireplace will help humidify the air. Which is great during the colder months or in dry climates. 

8. Modern Style - water vapor fireplaces feature clean lines with minimalist design. Making them a perfect choice for contemporary home and office spaces. 

Dimplex Optimyst Pro 500 Water Vapor Fireplace Cassette with Logs

Disadvantages of Water Vapor Fireplaces

1. Not a Real Fire - it's a benefit in some ways and a negative in others. While water vapor fireplaces look incredibly realistic, if a roaring, crackling fire is what you are after, water vapor simply won't do. 

2. Low Heat Output - most water vapor fireplaces have fan forced heaters. But they should only be used for supplemental heat. Maximum BTU outputs are typically in the 4,000 - 9,000 range. 

3. Price - the upfront cost of a water vapor fireplace is high compared to traditional fireplaces. However, it's important to remember the low cost of operation. You are likely to recoup that cost in a year or two. 

4. Requires Electricity - water vapor fireplaces are powered by electricity. If you lose power, you won't be able to operate your fireplace. 

In conclusion, water vapor fireplaces offer a modern and environmentally friendly way to enjoy the beauty of a fire without the hassle of traditional fireplaces. If you open to exploring alternatives to real fire, a water vapor fireplace should be at the top of your list! 

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