A wood burning fireplace is universally agreed to be the one feature in any home that creates both a centrepiece attraction for you and your guests, as well as great heating source during these cold winter months. The question is, what type of fireplace will suit your home the best?
Here are a series of questions you should ask yourself before deciding on what fireplace to install in your home:
- What is the reason for wanting a fireplace?
Many Australians choose to have a fireplace not necessarily just for its warmth, but for aesthetic purposes as well, since it is an attraction that will increase the value of their home. If it’s purely for heat, then there is no need to spend so much deliberating over the style, as all you’re looking for is a source to get the warmth you need.
- Are you remodelling your home?
If you are in the process of remodelling your home or an area of your home, you should consider adding a fireplace. It will add to the overall value of your property in the long-run.
- Do you already have a fireplace?
If you already have a fireplace installed, but it has started to become an unsightly mess, why not consider revamping it? Install a new, modern wood burning fireplace in the current pit, and you will instantly have a home facelift.
- Are you concerned about environmental factors?
If conserving energy and elimination your impact on the environment is important to you, then you really need to factor this in when you consider which fireplace company to buy from. At Quadra-fire, our fireplaces have an average efficiency rating of 82%, nearly 30% more than the average Australian slow-combustion unit. Ultimately, this equates to saving around 2 tonnes of wood per year.
These are just some of the questions you should ask yourself before installing a new fireplace in your home. You should also consider the style of your home and what would be most suitable so that the fireplace you choose adds to the general appearance of your home.
For expert advice on the right wood burning fireplace for your home, contact us today.