Everyone knows that the right fireplace can make a house a home, but choosing from the many options can be confusing. The following questions are intended to help you identify the right appliance for your home or outdoor living area. Remember that the starting point is you, your home, your tastes and your lifestyle.
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.
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.
You can add atmosphere and focus to your home by incorporating a fireplace early in the design stage. Talk to Athena to get some ideas or flick through our ‘ignite’ catalogue for some ideas.
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.
Once you decide whether to use your hearth as a room, living zone, or entire house heat source, 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.
Athena can help you to determine your best options and savings based on your lifestyle needs and fuel availability: firewood, natural gas, propane, wood pellets, coal, or electricity are all options to consider but we can help you to decide which suits your needs best.
Amongst many benefits most of the high efficiency gas fires available now are remote controlled and operate on a thermostat, but are also battery operated to ensure you always have a main source of heat even in a power cut.
Please find below a selection of Frequently Asked Questions, which we hope will help inform your choice and decision. Don’t forget – if you have any further questions and would like to talk to one of our team, you can either come in to our showroom or arrange a time by phoning us on 01786 471399 or by contacting us here.