Modern Fireplaces, A Supplemental Heat Source
Woooohoo, it’s a cold, chilly night in Keller, TX when those winter storms come screaming through the DFW area! The last thing we want to do is be out in the wet, windy, freezing rain on a cold night.
We want to be safe and warm, and secure in our homes, enjoying the comfort of our families and friends this coming holiday season. With good food, cozy fires, hot chocolate, and warm blankets, it’s hard to think about the weather outdoors.
The last thing we want or need on such a night is for our warm, cozy atmosphere to be suddenly snatched away from us.
The cold starts sneaking in, first cooling off the floor and traveling upward where it swallows the warm air whole as it goes. First our feet, then all of us are freezing cold and wondering what happened to the heat. Should we call someone?
Our experts at OC Services know all too well what it is like to have our warm, comfortable environment suddenly turn into a freezing cold ice-box. That’s why we provide 24/7 expert heating and air conditioning services to the Keller, TX and surrounding areas.
We don’t believe anyone should have to go without heat in their homes. If your heating unit breaks down, we hope you will call someone right away.
Most heating systems in the Keller area are central air unit electric furnaces with heat pumps. Heat pumps are a secondary heating system attached to the electric air furnace. They turn on and off automatically (and include a manual override switch on your thermostat called “emergency heat”) to supplement the furnace system and save money to run.
It’s Good To Have Another Option
It’s a good idea for any property owner to add another heating option to the home. This is where the modern fireplace can play a huge role in keeping your family warm in the event the central air system breaks down. Instead of suffering, you can use the fireplace to keep warm until your main system is repaired.
Modern technology has provided some really beautiful and economical choices for highly efficient fireplaces. And many models are portable enough to be placed in any area of the house. They are operated with different fuel sources, so your options are pretty wide open.
Many modern fireplaces also use blowers that efficiently spread heated air throughout the home instead of just using the radiant heat. Radiant heat is just the radiating heat that comes off a heated object. The blower takes that heat and makes it flow through the air to heat the air.
When you combine radiant heat with warm blowing air, you have a system that ensures that not only is your air going to be warm but the surfaces (like the floor or walls, etc) are also warmed very quickly.
We want you to stay warm this winter. When the first cold snap hits us here in Keller, it may be already too late for you to get your heating system ready. When a system is first turned on after it has sat for months unused, the risk of breakdown is the greatest.
Call us today to learn more about our tune-up and inspection services that will help you prepare for the coming cold weather. And remember, we are also here for you to call any time if something does happen and your heater breaks down.