There is nothing like coming home to a crackling warm fire in your fireplace and if you live in a cold climate year round, it is even more satisfying. Just to kick off your shoes and warm your feet is enough to put a smile on your face.
It is always a good idea to have a balance of having down time and being able to relax your body and mind when the stress of daily life gets to be too much. For some it is soft music and a hot bath, and for some others it is a glass of wine while sitting in front of a cozy fire.
There used to be a time when you had to bring wood inside from outdoors and stack it in your hearth prepping it to burn. You then had to light a fire and wait until it went out before heading to bed or leaving the house. Now you can have an instant roaring fire with the flip of a switch. This style of fireplaces has enabled many to enjoy the atmosphere a fire provides without all the maintenance and safety hazards.
There are many different styles of fireplaces on the market today. You will want to have the one you choose properly installed however, so that the proper ventilation is put in and fire proofing is sound surrounding the unit. It is best to call in certified and experienced technicians so that you do not have to worry in the future. If your home has a real wood burning fireplace you will want to have your chimney swept yearly to keep the soot and grime clear so any potential fire is prevented.
Several people from our office have had Builders Choice HVAC Services fit their own homes with a fireplace or brand new furnace and have been very happy with the results.