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A Fire Place as a Focal Point

A fire is the focal point of any room, and choosing from the many options can be confusing. However, some research and the right guidance, it doesn’t have to be. At Athena, we have over 150 years combined industry experience and are passionate about fires and getting it right for all our customers…remember that the starting point is you, your home, your tastes and your lifestyle.

To help you we’ve answered below a selection of frequently asked questions, which we hope will inform your choice and decision.

Where can I install a fire?
With today’s fluing options, fireplaces, stoves, inserts and other hearth appliances can be installed almost anywhere in the home. Consider a fireplace for non-traditional locations, such as the kitchen, hallway, home office, master bedroom or bathroom. Even creating an outdoor living room by installing fireplaces or stoves on patios and deck is now a very popular trend.

I have an existing fireplace, can it easily be replaced?
If you have a unit that is inefficient or seldom used, converting to a new fire is simple and surprisingly affordable. The difference in the efficiency and running costs of your new fire will quickly contribute to the costs of the installation.

I am thinking about design options for my home, how early do I need to think about the fire?
You can add atmosphere and focus to your home by incorporating a fireplace early in the design stage. Talk to our friendly and experienced team at Athena Fireplaces and Stoves to get some guidance and inspiration.

I want a fire for its design but will it generate enough heat?
All of our fires and fireplaces are capable of creating the wow factor in your room, but some of them will also be able to be your main source of heating in your room due to their high efficiency and low running costs.

How much of my home can a fire heat?
Athena can help you determine the right size appliance for your home. As part of our bespoke design service we can also help you decide the best heating fuel factoring in your floor plan and lifestyle.

What fuels are the best for my home?
Firewood, natural gas, propane, wood pellets, coal, or electricity are all options to consider but we can help you to determine your best options and savings based on your lifestyle needs and fuel availability.

As one of a few preferred suppliers for the best in class manufactures in the fireplace industry including Contura, Chesney’s, Dru, Bellfires, Gazco, and Dovre, you can trust in Athena to help you design a truly beautiful focal point for your home – we are committed to providing an unrivalled customer service.

Come and experience the unique atmosphere of our spacious showroom, with over 50 displays, offering a wide choice of fireplaces, gas, electric and solid-fuel fires or visit our website www.athenafireplacesstirling.co.uk to see our extensive range and on-line brochure.

We hope you have found this helpful in making your decision.

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