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Advantages of a Fireplace for Home Heating

In Salt Lake City, professional heating installation can involve all manner of systems, from traditional forced air furnaces to cutting edge systems like radiant heating and geothermal heating. Sometimes, however, the old ways are still the best, and by that we mean the really old ways. Old-fashioned fireplaces, either gas-fed or relying solely on wood, retain a number of benefits over more modern forms of heating. Here’s a quick list of the advantages of a fireplace for home heating.

  • Low energy expenditure. Firewood costs a great deal less that the energy needed to run a gas or electric furnace. Assuming you can limit your activities to the vicinity of the fireplace itself, you can save a great deal of money on heating costs.
  • Environmentally friendly. Fireplaces don’t general carbon monoxide or other toxic gases, nor do they rely on fossil fuels to provide heat. That makes them environmentally sound, and provides an old-school “green” option for households interested in reducing their carbon footprint.
  • Independence. We have a pretty reliable power and heating system in Salt Lake City, but winter storms can be rough and anything can happen. When the power goes down, a fireplace can keep you warm and comfortable no matter what’s going on in the outside world.
  • Cozy and romantic. Perhaps the greatest advantage of a fireplace is the atmosphere it provides, something no other form of heating can match. There’s nothing like listening to the crackling wood in a good fireplace, watching the shadows dance against the wall and snuggling with someone special or relaxing with your family around you. Fireplaces always add a touch of romance and comfort to your home, and the best part is that you need only a few piece of wood to bring that magic to life.

The advantages of a fireplace for home heating are such that fireplaces have endured even as new technology has replaced them for household heating. If you’re interested in adding one to your home, or modifying an existing unit, then the Salt Lake City heating specialists at at Rentmeister Total Home Service can help. Give us a call today and let us show you what we can do!

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