There’s something about a crisp fall day or a snowy landscape that calls for the warmth and hospitality of a fireplace. The old-fashioned quality of the flickering light, the hypnotizing warmth and flames – we all yearn for the hearth on cold days. However, in today’s environmentally conscious world, wood fireplaces can be a hassle.
A good, environmentally friendly solution is the natural gas or electric fireplace. No smoke; no dealing with wood storing and collecting; and all of the positive elements you associate with a fireplace.
When you dream of a fireplace, you don’t imagine the smell of smoke; the constant accumulation of ashes and residue; the cleaning of the fireplace and removal of coal; and the storing of wood and resulting splinters and chips. Natural gas and electric fireplaces allow you to have the vision without the hassle.
If you have kids or animals, a natural gas fireplace is a great alternative to a wood fireplace. Young children are drawn to fire, and keeping them away from a fire that emits sparks flame is a constant hassle. Animals are also drawn to the fire, and may venture too close. With a natural gas or electric fireplace, all you have to worry about is the potential temperature risks (similar to a heater).
If a family member or guest as asthma, allergies, or other health conditions related to air quality, a natural gas or electric fireplace is a great alternative to wood. The fine particles released in the air by wood smoke can aggravate lung conditions, affect breathing, and produce a smell that is distasteful to some people. Natural gas and electric fireplaces are safe for people with health conditions.
If you choose an electric fireplace, it will be non-polluting. Natural gas fireplaces use a finite resource, but they also produce far less particulate matter. Additionally, when wood fireplaces emit carbon, that carbon ends up in atmosphere. Heating will also be better retained in the home with a natural gas or electric fireplace, as heat is not lost through the chimney.
Call Premier Heating and Cooling today for a free estimate. We will install your new natural gas or electric fireplace hassle free. We know you and your guests will enjoy your new fireplace, and so will the environment.