Wood fireplaces are good if you enjoy the look, feel and smell of a traditional wood burning fireplace. Wood fireplaces are built with a chimney and can either be free standing or built into a masonry fireplace surround.
If the sight of blazing firewood in a hearth evokes feelings of comfort and warmth, than a wood burning fireplace is the type for you. When you want to keep things traditional, there is nothing better than a traditional wood burner. It may come as a surprise (given the popularity of gas inserts and electric models), but wood types do offer a number of benefits. They are often deemed the least energy-efficient of the trio, and for good reason, but this is only if you think of your heating costs from a one-sided perspective. In all reality, many people save hundreds on their heating bills by using wood burning fireplaces.