We are experiencing a particularly cold winter this year in Southern Ontario, so it is no surprise that we keep hearing the same concerns from multiple clients..
Concerns about homes that still feel chilly, even while the thermostat is turned up and the furnace or boiler rarely takes a break. All the while there are the fears of enormous utility bills due to thermostats being cranked way up, to try and fight the chill of record breaking outside temps.
Unfortunately, you could be fighting a losing battle - especially if you live in a drafty, or under insulated home.
A great solution to consider, if this is your predicament, is one we often suggest to our customers.
Think about the room, or rooms you use most often. Imagine that room having a separate heat source, such as a cozy gas fuelled fireplace, that it used when that particular room is occupied. This would allow you to turn DOWN your central heating thermostat - while maintaining a very comfortable temperature in the room that is most often used. Your furnace works hard constantly to maintain a steady temperature throughout your home, whether the entire home is being used or not.
While zone heating can be a comforting bonus in the depths of winter, it can also be of great help during the spring and fall months. With a fireplace keeping your zone comfortable, you'll be one of the first to turn your furnace/boiler off in Spring, and last to fire it back up in the Fall!
Not only is zone heating with a gas fireplace a great solution to your house heating dilemmas, but as a bonus, they also look great! And perhaps the biggest bonus of all, is the peace of mind in knowing that your gas fireplace requires no electricity to operate. Therefore, it will continue to heat your zone even during a power outage, while your other heating systems will not.
Think about giving your central heating system, and your wallet a break by implementing a bit of zone heating in your home!
Give us a call to schedule a completely free, no obligation consultation and quote with our fireplace specialist.