While redoing our house, I am at the point of choosing what to do with the fire place situation in the living room and it is daunting.
I like a lot the Stovax stoves, such as this one:
'Stockton 5 Stove | Stovax & Gazco, stoves, fires and fireplaces' (http://tinyurl.com/6wt5c85 )
At first, I was put off by the idea of having a traditional open fire place which has a whole in the wall (very energy-inefficient) but then there are these kinds, with retractable glass doors: 'Stϋv - Vitre escamotable | Stϋv 21 simple face' (http://tinyurl.com/72t6apz )
(which can also be installed with surround frame to look like a traditional fireplace).
I don't think the latter is less efficient. What am I missing?