Posted on January 25, 2019 at 12:00 am
Most of us have heard the saying, “If you play with fire, you get burned” as a part of a stern reprimand. When it comes to picking the right fireplace for your home, this adage rings true in more ways than one.
If you think all fireplaces are the same, unfortunately you’re mistaken. Every person and household’s needs are different from the next. What your neighbour considers to be the perfect fireplace will be different to yours. If you take the process of choosing a suitable fireplace lightly, you might burn a hole through your pocket and get stuck with an addition to your home that doesn’t work as needed. Here’s how to find your ideal fireplace.
Location, Location, Location:
Where you live impacts what type of fireplace would work best in your home. This is because different types of fuel come in various supply levels, depending on the area.
Urban and suburban residents may find that gas is more accessible than firewood. A gas fireplace from Jetmaster would be more suitable here. A wood fireplace could serve as a secondary heat source to boost warmth instead.
Wood fireplaces, on the other hand, are better suited for residents in more remote and rural areas. These places usually enjoy more access to firewood. A gas fireplace would serve better as an alternative or additional heater.
Pros & Cons
Each type of fireplace has its advantages and disadvantages. With gas fireplaces, you can control the heat levels, but their design options are flexible, and they’re greener than wood heaters as they create little-to-no emissions. You also won’t have to worry about smoke with this model. All great traits, but it doesn’t exactly create the authentic atmosphere a wood burning fireplace can.
Wood fireplaces are much more affordable. You can operate them without electricity, and their simple setup makes them easy to repair and maintain. However, finding the right firewood may be a challenge, and you’ll need to clean and service your chimney regularly for safety purposes.
Ask An Expert About The Latest Available Models
Jetmaster has experience in giving Australian homeowners the advice they need for adding a fireplace to their home. Feel free to contact us with any questions you have about getting one installed or advice on choosing the right one for your needs.