Sometimes heating up your home can include a little beauty. If you want to have a beautiful center in your home, you can select an electric fireplace to help with your winter heating needs. Installing the fireplace will take proper placement and some mounting. If you want to make sure that your electric fireplace is installed in the right space and will help with heating your home, you should get an HVAC technician, like those at Bryant Air Conditioning, Heating, Electrical & Plumbing, to install and inspect the fireplace. There are three ways that getting your electric fireplace installed by a heating and air specialist will give you more information.
Your technician can tell you the heating range.
After mounting your fireplace in the appropriate space and turning it on, your heating and cooling expert will be able to tell you the range that your electrical system will have with heating. Some small, plug-and-go fireplaces will be similar to a space heater. If you are placing the fireplace in a large, open room that has may span more than two floors, you will need to know what temperature to set the rest of your home heating system to in order to give off enough heat.
Learn if it will disturb your current HVAC system.
Using your home's current HVAC system in conjunction with the new heater can throw off your home's temperature. If your fireplace is set up near the thermostat, your home's heating system may start working sluggishly when it comes to heating the rest of the home. Your heating and air expert can let you know where to set up the fireplace so that it will not disturb the home's heating system. They can also move the thermostat as an additional service if you deem necessary.
They can tell if you need better plugs.
Though typically an electrician is needed for electrical outlet advice, a heating and air specialist can often tell you if the electrical outlets are up to snuff to use for a heating or cooling system. If you have older plugs in your home, ask your HVAC technician if your outlet will be able to support the amount of output that the fireplace needs to run at an optimal level. If your outlets are old, they may be prone to shorting out and you may need to have the outlet upgraded before using the fireplace. Have your HVAC tech inspect the outlet before mounting and firing up the new fireplace for safety.