I don’t live in an area where it gets super cold, but all of us have these icy winds that periodically come off the lake by the house.
- It gets so cold that it makes me thrilled I have a fireplace to keep me.
Within a few minutes, I have heat in the new home because I put fire logs on the grate. I’m not sure what I would do without the fireplace. I didn’t have a furnace put in the new home when it broke more than two years ago. I didn’t believe I needed the furnace. I didn’t use it for warm water, plus it never got much colder than 50 degrees in my house. When the wind blew, it seemed to split through every crack in the new home plus pull the heat right out. I had the new home insulated, plus the windows were caulked. It made such a difference that I didn’t start the furnace until January. When the furnace broke the following year, I never turned the furnace on. Between the insulation in the house, plus the fireplace, I was cozy. I’m not sure if I’ll ever have another furnace installed, but I believe I’ll keep the fireplace burning, regardless of the weather, I believe the fireplace will be enough for me. The best thing about the fireplace is that when the power goes off, I consistently have heat. Next year, I am considering moving, so I may have a furnace in the new home. I am moving to a different area plus the weather gets much colder than it does by the lake. I can only hope there is a fireplace in this new house, so I don’t need to depend solely on a furnace to heat my house.