It’s Time to Upgrade or Add a New Fireplace!
Do you want to update your fireplace or add a new fireplace in your home? When you buy an EPA-approved fireplace, you are getting an efficient heating appliance that can help you cut your winter utility costs. Zero-clearance fireplaces can be installed in virtually any room of your home. Below, learn about a great way to upgrade your fireplace and also possibilities for new, modernized fireplace installations.
Improve Efficiency and Appearance
Do you have a traditional masonry fireplace? If so, you may have noticed that it doesn’t add much as far as heating your home. As lovely as these types of fireplaces can be, beauty and the ambiance created by fires are typically their only benefits. The efficiency rating of a masonry fireplace is, at best, a mere 10%. What that means is that 90% of the heat escapes through the chimney.
If you have a wood, gas, or pellet fireplace insert installed, the efficiency of your appliance will increase to 70% minimum. A fireplace insert is a closed-combustion firebox that is built specifically for an existing fireplace. It is essential to have a professional install the fireplace insert inside the opening of the current masonry fireplace.
Fireplace inserts come in many designs so that you can find a style to match your décor, including rustic, contemporary, traditional, and modern.
A New Fireplace Installation
Fireplaces are popular among homeowners everywhere, and the possibilities for installing fireplaces in your home are better than ever. You can have a wood or gas zero-clearance fireplace safely installed in your home virtually next to combustible materials such as wood, paneling, and sheetrock. Linear gas fireplaces offer an entire line of sleek products that can be perfect for any home, including minimalist modern.
When a new fireplace is installed, you can opt for a stand-alone model or one with a mantle, stonework, modern tile, and a hearth extension. You can choose the style that you desire. Because the fireplaces are zero-clearance appliances, you can enjoy a fireplace in your kitchen, bathroom, office, and bedrooms. To get the full benefits of zero-clearance fireplaces, turn off central heating and only use the fireplace in the room you’re in. This can help you safe a considerable amount of money on heating costs.
If you choose a wood-burning fireplace, you get the beloved ambiance that only real crackling wood and wood smoke can create. If you enjoy the convenience of gas, turning the heat on and off is as simple as adjusting a thermostat or using a remote control.
You don’t have to go with faux gas logs, though models available today can be very realistic, mimicking many different types of wood. A more modern look is achieved if you choose glass media. The colors available may include royal cobalt, ancient amber, brilliant ice, or others. Rocks are also a nice option, and they bring a favorite element of nature into the home.
Among the options for a gas fireplace is interior electric lighting, which can enhance the beauty of the flames. Depth and texture are also added when built-in recessed lighting illuminates the interior materials in a gas fireplace.
Contact the Experts at Northeastern Chimney
Every chimney technician at Northeastern Chimney is CSIA-certified. Each of our chimney sweeps has training and continuing education. If you are ready to have a fireplace insert installed for an upgrade or if you want a new fireplace installation, our technicians have the experience to do the job correctly. Call today at 860-233-5770 to schedule a chimney inspection, chimney cleaning, chimney repair, a fireplace insert installation, or to choose a new fireplace and have it professionally installed.