Why you Should Start the New Year with a New Fireplace


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Most people’s New Year resolutions fall somewhere amongst the traditional categories such as eating healthier, quit smoking, exercising more etc. But have you ever considered beginning 2016 with a brand new fireplace? If you want to revitalise your home but can’t afford to complete a full make-over from ceiling to floor, updating or replacing your old fireplace may be just what your home needs to start the New Year with a BANG!

Here are a few reasons why you should consider bringing a brand new fireplace or stove into your home:

Provides Romantic Ambiance

One of the great aspects of having a fireplace in your home is the added ambiance and romance that a classic open fire can bring into a home. Many people adore the presence of a fireplace. In fact, homeowners are more likely to buy or rent a property if it has an installed fireplace. It’s not just the sense of ambiance though, fireplaces provide that authentic fire scent as well, which many people associate with feelings of nostalgia. There’s something about a blazing fire that brings a family closer together. Some might say that by starting the year with a new fireplace means starting the year together.

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Lower Utility Bills

Heating bills are skyrocketing through the roof lately which is why many homeowners have decided to opt for a fireplace to act as the main heat source rather than central heating systems. You can reduce heating costs with a fire and if you prefer, you could even opt for a gas or electric fire which does not require a chimney. This way, there will be no heat escaping up the chimney. An electric fireplace is highly energy efficient, so it is best to consider each option carefully before making your final decision.

Low Maintenance

There are many different types of fireplaces to choose from. If one of the main reasons why you would rather not have a fireplace is due to the thought of having to clean up tons of ash after use, choose a gas or electric version instead. These fires require little to no maintenance. Many of these fires come with an Air-Wash system which ensures that the glass is kept spotless, allowing optimal views at all times.

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Easy Use

Fireplaces and stoves are very easy to use. Even a wood burner is simple and only involves little effort to get the fire going. Other types of fireplaces and stoves, such as gas and electric, are so easy to use that you can literally operate it from the other side of the room. These fireplaces use either a thermostat system or a simple switch or remote control which means that you can control the temperature, power and height of the flames by simply clicking a button – bliss!

Environmentally Friendly

Wood is a renewable energy resource and can be burned without causing much harm to the environment. Electric fireplaces don’t emit any toxic greenhouse gases whatsoever, making it 100% environmentally friendly. Gas is also pretty convenient and eco-friendly. You will probably save more money on fuels by opting for an electric or gas fire.

Whatever type of fireplace you choose; you know you’re getting off to a good start by installing a brand new fireplace from Portadown Fireplaces. Tel 028 3833 3122