Do you have fond memories of cuddling up by the fireplace? Do you love the way the fire crackles and sparks as it burns? Do you have a gas powered fireplace that adds an ambiance to your home that you love? Do you have a fireplace that you do not use because you just are not sure how to use it or if using it is a good idea? Today Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning wants to talk to you all about fireplaces.
First let’s talk about the standard fireplace. In the 18th century Benjamin Franklin stated that “the strongest heat from the fire, which is upwards, goes directly up the chimney and is lost.” His statement is indeed true. Traditional fireplaces have systems set in place for the smoke to go up and out your chimney so that it does not get into your home. That same system takes most of the heat right out of your room. The standard fireplace used to be the only option for heating your home. As other heating options have become available the standard chimney is among the most inefficient heating option that you can use in your house. Many people use their standard fireplace in combination with their heating system so they are not worried about the efficiency a terrible amount. If you like to use your standard fireplace because you love having a real fire in your home you will want to take some precautions. First you will want to make sure that your chimney is in working order. If your chimney is not properly cleaned your home could be filled with smoke or harmful chemicals from the fire. Even with the chimney in amazing working order your home the indoor air quality in your home will be affected by the use of a standard fireplace. You will want to make sure that you frequently have your air ducts cleaned to help improve your indoor air quality. Air Supply Heating and Air Conditioning offers air duct cleaning services.
Gas fireplaces are significantly more efficient than a stand fireplace. Some heat is still lost up the chimney though even with a gas fireplace. When it comes to maintenance gas fireplaces are way easier to take care of than a standard fireplace. Gas fireplaces do not emit as much polluting emissions as a standard fireplace but they do still pollute the air in your home a little. Just like with a standard fireplace, if you have a gas fireplace you will want to make sure that you stay on top of regular air duct cleaning so that you can maintain a good indoor air quality.
The electric fireplace takes the title of the most efficient fireplace. All of the electricity is turned into heat and none is lost up the chimney like with standard fireplaces and gas fireplaces. Electric fireplaces do not emit pollutants so your indoor air quality is not affected. The maintenance and cost to run are also lower than gas fireplaces.
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No matter what type of fireplace you choose you will likely need to run your heating system as well. Fireplaces heat the room where the fireplace is located easily but the heat does not reach the entire house. If you use only a fireplace you will have rooms in your home that are extremely cold. Air Supply Heating and Air Conditioning recommends servicing your heater before winter starts so that when the cold weather hits you have your fireplace and your heater all ready to work together to heat your home. Contact us today!