Not every home comes equipped with a fireplace but for those with such an exciting feature, have you ever stopped to wonder which is the better choice? To crank the heat up or utilize the fireplace when it’s so cold in the dark that the water in the hose has frozen over or the weather forecast is pretending like snow is a possibility?
Air Supply Heating and Air Conditioning would like to discuss using the furnace versus the gas fireplace for warmth this winter.
Question: Which is more efficient in warming my home; furnace or gas fireplace?
Answer: If you are trying to keep the entire home warm, running you furnace is more efficient in keeping it warm and temperatures consistent. If you are merely trying to keep the one room warm for a limited time, then your fireplace is more than adequate.
Question: Is running the fireplace cheaper than running the furnace?
Answer: In the long run, it is not cheaper to use the fireplace. The furnace is better used for cost efficiency. A common misconception is that running your gas fireplace saves money on your power bill. Utilizing your fireplace to heat a room during the day may save you a little; but when you are in need of heat throughout the rest of your home, your furnace is going to be running overtime to get the house heated, as opposed to merely keeping it regulated.
Question: Can I run my furnace and my gas fireplace for superior heating quality?
Answer: If your furnace is running at top quality, you are in the room where the fireplace is located and you just crave a bit more warmth in that room; running your gas fireplace can help aid you with no negative impact.
Question: Do gas fireplaces need special cleaning?
Answer: Generally, your gas fireplace is not in need of any cleaning.
Question: Are there any other benefits to having a featured gas fireplace?
Answer: In addition to contributing to warmth, your gas fireplace can add beauty to your home. No one ever compliments the furnace, but the fireplace can add charm, and a cozy home-like feel.
Question: Is it safe to leave the gas fireplace on while no one is home?
Answer: Unlike leaving your home to run a few quick errands, and leaving your thermostat on to keep it cozy in your quick absence; it is NOT safe to do so with the gas fireplace. As with most things, it isn’t wise to leave the fireplace running while no-one is home keeping an eye on things.
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We at Air Supply Heating and Air Conditioning would like to remind you to get your furnace tuned-up and maintenance checked at the beginning of the season and at the end. If you haven’t already done so, it is not too late. Our professionals are experts in making sure your furnace is running adequately and efficiently this winter, and to deter any catastrophic and costly dilemmas. Call us today to schedule your next appointment.