Families with children are at a much higher risk of poverty.
On the following pages, we'll help you pick the fireplace that's right for you.
We'll also walk you through the key features to look for and explain how to get a unit that generates enough heat for your particular space. Pulls indoor air into the space behind the firebox and pumps hot air out, heating a room in a hurry.
More than a quarter – 27.1 percent – of black residents were living in poverty.
American Indians experienced a poverty rate of 29.8 percent.
Gas fireplaces come in three types: inserts, for folks who want to retrofit a wood-burning firebox with something more convenient and efficient; built-ins, for those who want a fireplace where there isn't one now; and log sets, basic burners that sit in existing, open fireplaces.
Both inserts and built-in fireplaces are reliable heat producers, filling your room with a mix of warm air and radiant heat. With each type, you have a choice between models that vent the flames' fumes outside or vent-free versions that discharge all their heat, and exhaust, into the house.
These upgrades enhance a fireplace's convenience, comfort, and good looks. (The best units adjust down to 30 percent of full output). Vented fireplaces send these emissions outside, while vent-free ones direct them into your living quarters. The safest, most efficient venting method is a two-pipe system known as direct vent.
One pipe feeds fresh outside air for combustion to a sealed firebox and the other takes away the combustion fumes.
Price: ,000 to ,000; includes installation but not the mantel or surround.