As springtime arrives here in the Northeast, many homeowners are beginning their spring cleaning and getting ready for time spent outdoors this summer. Believe it or not, this is the best time of year to consider upgrading or installing a new fireplace for those cold Fall and Winter months.
With a brand new showroom opening in Media this spring, Hometown Hearth is the perfect place to learn about and see firsthand which fireplace is right for your home.
We spoke with Peter Beardsley of Hometown Hearth by Chimney Cricket to learn about what options are available in this new showroom and why homeowners pick certain options over others.
The team at Hometown Hearth by Chimney Cricket has a team of experts who have been guiding homeowners for over 32 years on which option makes the most sense for their homes. Hometown Hearth provides customers with the most popular options including gas, wood, electric, and pellet appliances. All of these options can be used to provide supplemental heat to a home.
When asked about which are the most popular options, Beardsley said that there’s been a shift from wood due to some environmental reasons and ease of use to natural gas.
“Natural gas is convenient,” said Beardsley. “It’s not dirty so if you have a nice house with a gas line, this is a great option that you can turn on and off with a simple remote control. It’s also clean and provides a nice ambiance.”
The other popular option that Beardsley spoke about is electric fireplaces.
“Electric fireplaces eliminate the release of fossil fuels and they’re easy to install so it’s been very popular for corporate and HOA buildings. There’s no flame, but they now have LED lights that give you the effect that it looks like it’s warm and glowing. There are even some electric units that use water vapor to make it look more like a flame.”
The other option that Beardsley spoke of is a Pellet fireplace which uses compressed wood. This option uses wood composites that burn into different types of stoves. They burn similarly to wood. This option is efficient, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly.
While the newer options are prevalent, Beardsley says that many people also still like their wood-burning fireplaces. “We have many customers that still like their wood fireplaces and that’s something we love to work on. The people that love wood, stick with it.”
One of the company’s specialties is restoring older fireplaces back to their glory.
“We enjoy bringing historic fireplaces back to life,” said Beardsley. “We have a lot of older homes in our area that were built 100-200 years ago that have fireplaces. Hometown Hearth has the products and technology to restore an old fireplace basically to perfection. We call it ‘Chimney 21’ which is a zero clearance, 2100 degree rated fireplace that will last forever!”
How Do You Choose?
The Hometown Hearth website has recently been updated to assist homeowners in the process of deciding how to choose which fireplace option is right for them. The site walks homeowners through the benefits and things to consider as they decide which option to go with.
Click here to start your journey in finding the perfect fireplace for your home!
New Showroom Opening in May!
After selling fireplace units for several years without a specific place to showcase them, the company is excited to announce that they have a beautiful showroom opening this May.
Customers will be able to come in to talk to the Hearth and Home team about what they want and will be able to see first-hand what certain units look and feel like with several working models on-site.
Make an appointment today by calling 610-833-1034 and come visit us at 101 State Road in Media, PA when they open their doors this May.