There are many fireplace styles that are popular.
Most of them run on oil, natural gas, electricity… and for the traditionalist, wood.
Staying warm is important to everyone, and a fireplace can help you do that. Keep reading to learn about the benefits of a wood burning fireplace.
No Need for Electricity
Winter might be several months away, but planning for the future could help your family have a more enjoyable season.
Power outages can happen at any time, and large snow and ice storms are the worst time for this to happen.
Being that standard heating and cooling systems are powered by electricity, whether or not there is a gas component, power outages during any season mean a complete loss of stable temperatures within your home.
When the lights go out, it leaves a chance for your family to be cold and unhappy when the weather outside is frightful.
(But your wood burning fireplace would be so delightful…)
The Price is Right
Even if your power doesn’t go out, heating your home with conventional electric or gas power can be expensive.
A wood burning fireplace is a great alternative to paying big bucks for other methods. All you have to do is pay for wood and a few minor upkeep costs.
Some costs may include:
- Installing a chimney, if you don’t have one already.
- Keeping your fireplace and chimney clean from smoke and creosote.
- Maintaining the chimney and fireplace up to your state’s code.
- Following up with yearly inspections as per your state’s regulation.
Plus, a wood burning fireplace can be up to 50% more energy efficient than electric or gas fireplaces. That means you save money if your fireplace is doing less work, so is your electric bill.
A Wood Burning Fireplace is Cool
From a traditional sense, a wood burning fireplace is just more authentic. If you ask me, nothing beats sitting in front of a real crackling fire with a cup of my favorite coffee.
Plus, the cozy feeling of burning real wood just feels better than flicking a switch.
On top of lower costs (and being much more stylish,) there’s the added benefit of your house not smelling terrible. It will actually smell great, and depending on the wood you burn, the scent is totally up to you.
A wood burning fireplace will burn slow and beautiful without smells or emissions. Natural gas is a finite resource, while wood is more environmentally-friendly.
Just think about going outside, lumberjack-style flannel, and chopping your own wood (or buying some at the store). Sounds pretty cool to me.
Winter is Coming…(Game of Thrones fans know)
If you’re still on the fence about if a wood burning fireplace is right for you, if you’re leaning toward one, or if you simply need a heater in general because winter is coming, contact us.
Regardless if we are only approaching the hot summer months, we can help you figure out which type of heater or fireplace will work best in your home.