We know, we know, it’s still technically summer, and we’ve got quite a while before winter arrives. However, fall will be here before you know it, which means that now is the perfect time to start thinking about your fireplace. Does yours need repairs? Are you even happy with the one you’ve got?
If the answer to the second question was “no,” then maybe it’s time to think about your options. So, for your convenience, we’ve listed some of the most popular fireplace options below! All you’ve got to do is keep reading to find out more! (And of course, remember to contact our team when you need fireplace installation in Minneapolis, MN.)
You’ve Got Plenty of Options
Take a look at your fireplace options — there are plenty of them!
The first type of fireplace to consider is a gas fireplace. Gas fireplaces are quite popular because they are highly efficient and effective. Gas fireplaces also do not lead to the build-up of creosote, the material that can cause chimney fires. Gas fireplaces require annual preventative maintenance services, including a full inspection and sweeping. In general, natural gas is often inexpensive and is easily accessible compared to other fuel sources.
Electric fireplaces are growing in popularity across the country, mostly because they are extremely efficient. Additionally, they do not require the same annual services as other types of fireplaces. Of course, annual maintenance is key to a long and successful service life, however, annual chimney inspection and cleaning services are not required simply because electric fireplaces do not need chimneys due to the lack of combustion byproducts. So, if you live in an area where electricity is relatively cheap, consider an electric fireplace.
Wood Burning Fireplaces
A wood-burning fireplace is the most traditional fireplace option on the market. There is nothing quite like the sound of crackling wood, the smell of campfire and the pure heat that a real fire has to offer. Of course, your wood-burning fireplace is going to need annual inspections and chimney cleanings to ensure safety and efficiency. Additionally, you are going to have to make sure you always have a fresh supply of firewood to get you through the winter.
Professional Installation is a Must
No matter what type of fireplace you choose, it is important that you hire a professional to handle your installation services. Only a certified fireplace professional has the tools, training, and experience to help you choose the fireplace of your system and install it accordingly.
And yes, there may be plenty of amateurs willing to provide these services for you but remember, sometimes an attempt to save money could end up costing you much more in the long run. It is better to call in a pro and get the job done right the first time around! Trust us, when it comes to your comfort, you don’t want to take any risks.
To learn more about your fireplace options, contact the team at 2nd Generation Chimneys, Inc. today!