Many options are available for homeowners who want to install a new fireplace. Particularly for places like Salt Lake City (where temperatures can drop radically), heating systems are an important feature. By choosing one that fits with your lifestyle, you’ll be able to make the best choice for your residence.
Keeping it Safe for the Environment
If eco-friendliness is your greatest concern, a natural gas fireplace is known to be a clean option for heating. Gas fireplaces do not produce ash or soot. It’s also more convenient since a simple flip of a switch can provide the entire home with your desired heat.
Keeping it Old School
Closely related to gas is the traditional wood fireplace. Wood can be an inexpensive option for heating, but remember that you will also need a place to store your firewood. That said, wood is an incredibly charming and rustic way to heat your home despite coming with, potentially, a lot of clean up to do.
Keeping it Safe for the Users
Electric heating can provide heat throughout the house via the floor, walls, or through stand-alone space heating units. This can be expensive, as the method of transmission also means you can lose a lot of heat as it is radiated out. It is, however, one of the safer methods of heating your home and is the least likely to cause accidents, especially for children.
Regardless of the heating system you choose, an important thing to consider is maintenance. Keeping your system clean is the first step you can take to keeping it efficient. Well-maintained systems will last longer, giving you the maximum bang for your buck. Service providers may differ based on what’s popular in your area. In some parts of the U.S., gas is preferred while others choose electric systems.
Check with your state, too. State regulations on heating systems can vary. Some states allow unvented gas fireplaces while others require vent systems. As with anything, working with the requirements of the state will always be in your best interest.