How many fireplaces do you need to heat up the average family sized home? While the ancient English mansions you see on television might have a massive, roaring fireplace in every room, living in Australia means that we’ll never have to deal with the extreme levels of cold that would make that necessary. In fact, it’s possible to maximise a single Quadra-fire fireplace in one room in such a way that an entire home can be properly heated. Keep reading to find out how.
Maximise air flow
Before you decide on a Quadra-Fire fireplace, it’s important to identify your needs. Are you looking for an inbuilt or freestanding fireplace? What capacity heat output do you require? Keep in mind that when you are calculating the area, that you need to include the ceiling height. Heat naturally rises, so take this into account when doing your research. Having a fan on your unit can assist with airflow. Some people find that with particularly high ceilings, fans are sometimes needed to push some of the heat back down.
A long-term solution
Are you concerned about your family’s heating requirements in cold months? Not only can it be expensive to support but it also places a strain on the environment in terms of electricity consumption. With a wood burning fireplace in your home, you might want to consider a few minor renovation tweaks that will allow your fireplace to function more effectively. This can be as simple as adding pass-through vents and transoms strategically around where your Quadra-fire has been installed. This will keep the heated air flowing freely, allowing your entire household to enjoy its warmth at a low cost and with very little fuss.
Do you want more information about how to maximise your fireplace’s heating effect? Get in contact with us today!