Even if your gas fireplace is a beautiful focal point for your living space, you still want it to provide heat when temperatures drop. But how do you know if you’re getting the most out of your fireplace? Check out these energy efficiency tips for your gas fireplace this winter.
The Correct Size Fireplace for Energy Efficiency
If you’re shopping for a new gas fireplace, you might think it’s best to buy the largest fireplace available. Bigger is always better, right? Not necessarily. When it comes to gas fireplaces, a home typically requires only a 30,000 BTU fireplace. It’s easy to think you need a higher BTU fireplace, but that doesn’t mean it will be more energy efficient. It’s important to ensure that you line up the size of your home with your gas fireplace. This ensures that you’ll get more consistent and comfortable heat for your home.
Annual Inspection and Cleaning
Maybe you meant to have your gas fireplace serviced, but your fall schedule got away from you. Before you fire it up for the first time this season, call to schedule an annual inspection and cleaning. This will increase the energy efficiency of your gas fireplace and ensure that it’s clean, safe, and in top condition for this winter.
Put Your Ceiling Fan to Work
When cooler weather hits, many homeowners turn off their ceiling fans. But this could be one of the most useful energy efficiency tips for your gas fireplace. During the winter months, simply turn your ceiling fan to run clockwise. This helps to distribute the warm air throughout your living room. Your home will stay warmer and you’ll be able to run your furnace at a lower setting, saving on your energy costs.
Adjust the Flame for Energy Efficiency
On cold Colorado nights, we guarantee your gas fireplace will be operating at full blast. But what about those mild winter nights? If you only run your gas fireplace at full blast, you can easily run everyone out of the room with too much heat. Instead, adjust the flame to a lower setting. This provides a more comfortable temperature on milder days and allows you to enjoy the fireplace for a longer period of time.
IHT Will Help You Find the Gas Fireplace for Your Home
As you prepare to use your gas fireplace this winter, be sure to use our tips for energy efficiency. If you’re still shopping for your perfect gas fireplace, then it’s time to call IHT Hot Tubs & Fireplaces.
IHT Hot Tubs & Fireplaces has proudly served the Denver area since 1978. We offer a wide range of options for electric, gas, and wood-burning fireplaces, including Kozy Heat®. Once your living room is nice and cozy, don’t forget to explore what we offer for your backyard. We carry a selection of new and used hot tubs and swim spas that your entire family will enjoy. Visit us today at any one of our four locations or call 303-755-4772 for more information.