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What to Consider When Choosing a Fireplace - Seekonk, MA

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, October 17, 2013

The cooler weather is fast approaching and many homeowners are thinking about buying fireplaces or fireplace inserts for their homes. When buying a new fireplace for your home, there are many things you should consider. Here are some things to think about before you commit to buying:

What is the fireplace’s main purpose? Consider if this fireplace is for heat and efficiency or more for appearance.

If the room is not wide open, don’t plan to heat more than one room without speaking with your retailer. Trying to save on heating costs and thinking about heating the whole house could lead to an overheated main room.

Review what trim options are available. There’s a lot to choose from, so choose a trim that will complement your home decor. Fireplaces and fireplace inserts come in many different styles to match any style home.

Have a look at the fireplace while it does not have a fire burning in it and be sure that you love it just as much as you do when it is lit.

If you are buying a gas log set, choose a log set that will fit comfortably in the fireplace without taking up the entire space. It will look better and ensure no overheating if there’s still a little breathing room. Also, be sure you like the way the logs look when they are not lit.

If it’s going to be a gas fireplace, figure out how you want it to function. There’s a wide variety of options available including wall switches, remote controls, thermostat or manual.

Lastly, make sure to have your fireplace professionally installed. The fireplace installation can affect the efficiency tremendously.

Contact Fireplace Showcase to find the fireplace that is best suited for you and your home.


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