Best Fireplaces For Allergies And Asthma
If you have allergies or asthma, you may understand the struggle it is to keep symptoms under control. And if you own a home with a fireplace, you may be quick to assume that will aggravate symptoms. And if you have a traditional fireplace, you may be right, unfortunately.
Does my fireplace contribute to allergies?
If smoke in particular is a trigger for your allergies or asthma, it may be making your symptoms worse. Most of the smoke gets carried up and out the chimney, however, small particulates could linger. These particles can irritate the eyes, nose, or respiratory system. If this is the case, it may be beneficial to look into alternatives.
All of the below options take away the air pollution that may linger in your house from fires in traditional fireplaces. While some keep the real flame present, others completely remove that factor which may be best for you.
Let’s take a look at a few of the options out there that may work for you.
Gas fireplaces are usually installed as inserts into an existing fireplace. However, they can also be a part of a completely new build. This alternative removes the ash and soot since it is powered by natural gas. This may require fire professionals to install a gas line. Once installed, it’s simple to use, low maintenance, and ideal if people are sensitive to toxins in the air.
Another viable fireplace alternative is an electric fireplace. This is another option that completely removes any particles in the air of your home. Typically, these options have LED displays of fire burning while emitting heat. However, they can get expensive because electric costs can be pricey. It’s a good alternative if you have allergies and still want the coziness of a fireplace.
This option still may have some byproducts, but most of it is vented outdoors. Vents can be installed to more efficiently vent out any pollution that may be irritating for allergies or asthma. Properly installed pellet stoves give you a real fire feel while minimizing any pollutants. It may be the closest solution if you’re not quite ready to let go of the real fire.
Regardless of the choice, there are many fireplace alternatives out there to mitigate or completely remove household pollutants. These pollutants could be contributing to seasonal allergies, situational allergies, or asthma.
If you’re interested in learning more, it’s best to look into more details for each of these fireplace alternatives.
Call Northeastern Chimney LLC today!
If you are in the Avon, West Hartford, Simsbury, Farmington, Newington, Bloomfield, Windsor or central CT area and interested in a new gas, wood, or electric fireplace, call the experts today. We can even advise if you’re interested in pellet stoves. We can answer any questions you have and determine a plan for installation. Call our expert team at 860-233-5770.