Will A Fireplace Work Together With My Furnace To Heat My Home?
Sometimes, keeping your home warm during an Ottawa winter can be tricky. There may be times that you come home from being outside in the cold, and you just can’t seem to lose the chill you’ve acquired. In times like these, when you need that little extra bit of warmth, using a fireplace in conjunction with your furnace is a great way to heat your home effectively while adding a cozy ambiance. Here are a few options to consider when choosing a fireplace as supplemental heat.
Wood-burning fireplaces usually come to mind when the average person thinks of a fireplace to work alongside their furnace. Wood-burning fireplaces are traditional, beautiful, and very powerful. Wood-burning is also a great choice because it can work independently from your home’s power, meaning that if your furnace were to ever suddenly break down, your fireplace can continue to keep your home warm until repair technicians arrive.
While an electric fireplace may not have the smell and old-school charm that comes with a wood-burning fireplace, they are by far the easiest system to install and maintain. An electric fireplace doesn’t require pre-existing chimneys or vents to operate and can be installed anywhere. While an electric fireplace can give off a good amount of heat during the winter to warm your home alongside your furnace, it will not work during a power outage due to its need for electricity.
Vented gas fireplaces are very popular because they’re considered a safer and lower-maintenance system compared to a wood-burning fireplace. Vented gas fireplaces are powerful, warm, and can work wonderfully with your furnace to keep your home warm. Although gas fireplaces do require an existing chimney or venting system to be installed, they’re generally considered fairly low maintenance, and are an authentic choice that can be used on their own during a power outage.
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