As the Earth gets warmer, why not do your part to combat climate change? There are still several ways to keep a fireplace but to ensure it’s as eco-friendly as possible. Although it might take time to get used to a more eco-friendly lifestyle, once you make the switch, it’s as easy as can be. With the continuing climate crisis, here are a few easy ways to keep your fireplace green.
Wood vs. Gas
With the steady increase in wood fireplace sales over the last decade, more and more eco-friendly government regulations are being put in place. In certain countries, these rules have made a positive impact in combating climate change. Fossil fuels are horrible for the environment and less sustainable than wood is. Gas fireplace sales have also decreased due to the lack of efficiency and the nostalgia factor that has become more popular over the last few years. Making the switch might seem costly short-term but will be worth it in the long run.
Let Your Fireplace Breathe
To avoid needing a repair in Superior, CO you need to ensure that your fireplace has enough oxygen in order for the wood to combust. Well-insulated homes tend to have this problem, as there is built up pressure with no place for the oxygen to escape. Opening a ventilation grille or a window (temporarily) will allow for the pressure to be relieved and the oxygen to ventilate properly.
Use Good Firewood
By using dry wood that has been aged for at least two years, your fire will last longer. To begin, light the fire with firelighters or kindling. For the firewood itself, it’s better to use slow-burning woods like beech, birch and oak, as they tend to create fewer sparks. Your fireplace will be thanking you for using the best firewood possible.
Hi-Tech Appliance-Your High-End Appliance Provider
For the newest wood, gas and pellet fireplace designs, contact Hi-Tech Appliance. We can help repair and offer a selection of hi-tech replacement alternatives.