Are you looking to add beauty to your home with a fireplace? Fresh Air Duct Cleaning can install a gorgeous fireplace into your home or help you make the switch. We offer a full suite of chimney and fireplace services. Our professional and highly experienced technicians complete these services. We can assist you in elevating your living space with an elegant fireplace.
Before we can install a fireplace, you have to choose the type of fireplace you want. There are three primary types of fireplaces: wood-burning, gas, and electric. Each of these fireplace types has its benefits and drawbacks. It is up to you to consider each and determine which is the right for your home.
When most people think about a fireplace, they think of a wood-burning fireplace. As the most common type of fireplace, you can’t go wrong with this cozy classic. Even within the category of wood-burning, you have many options to choose from, such as traditional open hearth or an enclosed fireplace. Regardless of what you choose, you can expect a handful of pros and cons when it comes to wood-burning fireplaces.
The pros of owning a wood-burning include the following:
- ambiance of crackling firewood
- source of light in the dark or when the electricity goes out
- you choose the variation of fuel (long-burning wood, aromatic, etc.)
You can expect the following disadvantages of a wood-burning fireplace:
- storage for the firewood
- must be maintained at all times to prevent safety hazards
- annual maintenance is required
Gas fireplaces have grown in popularity because of their low maintenance and instant gratification. Busy homeowners may find more comfort in a gas fireplace because they can see the flames in an instant. Plus, the gas fireplace installation process is much less invasive than that of a wood-burning fireplace.
Gas fireplaces tend to offer more benefits than that of a wood-burning fireplace. Here are just a few:
- starts with the turn of a knob or push of a button
- higher efficiency than that of a wood-burning fireplace
- minimal maintenance
- source of light when its dark or the electricity goes out
Gas fireplaces are not without their drawbacks, however:
- high cost of installation, especially if a gas line needs to be run
- lack of ambiance from a wood-burning fireplace
Electric fireplaces sit alongside gas fireplaces when it comes to convenience. Both work in an instant with zero effort going into their operation. Depending on the model, your fireplace could have a heating function capable of being turned on and off. Plus, you may even have the ability to choose the fire effect you want.
The primary advantages of an electric fireplace include:
- least expensive type of fireplace
- easy fireplace installation process
- ideal for smaller spaces
Even with these advantages, the disadvantages are something you should also consider:
- fake fire
- limited styles
- no light or heat during a power outage
- heat provided raises the energy bill
Call For Fireplace Installation Services
If you are looking to add a fireplace to your home, contact Fresh Air Duct Cleaning. We offer fireplace installation services to homeowners wanting to improve their home's living space. A fireplace can provide a slew of benefits for your home. Of course, you must maintain your fireplace and chimney regularly. Chimney sweeping and inspections help keep you and your home safe.
Furthermore, you'll prolong the life of your home and fireplace. The fireplace installation process is not easy, so give us a call today for more details. We would be happy to assist in elevating your living space to a new level and help you maintain your safety.