In the heat of the summer most people aren’t thinking about having a fireplace installed in their home, but fall follows summer. In Maryland it can sometimes fell like it comes literally overnight! If you are planning on having a fireplace installed in your home, summer is a great time to get started!
There are several different options for your fireplace that you’ll need to consider, let’s take a look at some of the various fireplace options that are available.
A traditional wood-burning fireplace can provide heat and ambiance for your home in the colder Maryland months. Wood-burning fireplaces run exclusively on wood, not requiring any gas or electric to run them. Because of this, these types of fireplaces are cost effective and can keep you warm in the event of a power outage—something an electric fireplace can not offer. At Fireside we offer full installation services for wood-burning fireplaces, as well as installation services for wood-burning inserts in existing fireplaces. If you like the crackle and warm smell of a traditional fire, a wood-burning fireplace or insert is perfect for your home.
A gas fireplace is a great solution for homeowners who want a low maintenance fire. Gas fireplaces are turned on with the flick of a switch, make no mess, and run on gas that is run directly into the unit. Unlike a wood-burning fireplace, a gas fireplace is a quick and easy way to provide warmth and ambiance. With all the pros of a gas fireplace, there are also some cons. Gas fireplaces don’t have an open face, so they let off slightly less heat. They also don’t provide the same sounds and smells we all love in a fire.
Similarly to a gas fireplace, electric fireplaces require almost no maintenance. But unlike a gas fireplace, an electric unit is powered by the electricity in the home, without any need for gas. If you live in an area where gas bills are skyrocketing, an electric fireplace may be a more affordable option. Electric fireplaces also don’t have any vent or chimney, so they are easier to install and have the smallest impact on your home.
For more information on the various type of fireplaces available for your home, or to schedule to have a new fireplace installed, get in touch with your fireplace installation experts at Fireside Stone and Patio.