All about Fireplaces

The fireplace is a basic, yet important feature of your home. Fireplaces are often installed as an afterthought alongside heating and ventilation systems, which can be costly for those without the resources to afford it. However, if proper precautions are taken , a fireplace can provide heat that will last long into the cold seasons ahead.

If you are thinking of installing a fireplace, there are several things to consider. Firstly, the size of the firebox must be big enough for it’s purpose. Contrary to popular belief , you can’t just throw rocks in the back yard and expect them to burn forever. Allowing oxygen into your fireplace requires precise measurements so that burn rate is efficient.

Most fireplaces are made of brick or stone quality should be kept in mind while choosing materials. You can use tiles, rocks , bricks or any other material so long as it’s heatproof and able to withstand high temperatures . Beyond this, you must think about how the fireplace will be used heating efficiency may not be of concern, but it should still be functional and aesthetically pleasing. If you’re on a budget , it’s best to start small and add on later once you’ve acquired any materials that may serve better than what you already have.

After proper planning, your fireplace can be installed quickly and without too much effort by a professional handyman . Most fireplaces don’t take more than a day to install, so if it’s not something you want to do yourself , there are many qualified professionals out there . Just be sure to shop around for the best price.

Once your fireplace is installed , you’ll want to take care of it properly. First, keep a good fire extinguisher on hand – these can be bought at most hardware stores for about twenty bucks . Then, make sure the fireplace has proper ventilation so that smoke doesn’t get trapped and suffocate you and your family . Annual maintenance is a good idea as well flu season will be much less stressful for everyone if you keep your fireplace clean and maintained.

However, unless you really care about aesthetics or functionality , it might be worth it to buy an electric fireplace instead. ( They’re not as beautiful as their real counterparts , but it’s better than being cold, am I right?

But seriously, if you don’t have the money to maintain a fireplace, it might be a good idea to consider an electric one. If you do want a traditional fireplace , make sure that the installation company knows how to handle things properly. ( Or you could just buy a fake one on Amazon they’re only thirty bucks but I don’t know how good they actually are.

If you have any doubts about the quality of a particular fireplace, just ask around see if other people have used them or heard about them before going through with the purchase . And it’s always a good idea to check a company out online first just to make sure that they’re reputable if they seem like a bunch of scammers, it’s probably best to look elsewhere. If you’re stuck with the limited selection that comes from local stores, then at least do your research so that you’ll be sure to find something worth investing in. (

Of course , there’s no need to rush into buying a fireplace.

Try and think of it as an investment in your home instead . And if you’ve already got a fireplace, then don’t forget that seasonal fires are meant for more than just keeping warm they’re also worth it because they look really nice.