When you’re ready to schedule fireplace insert installation for your Salem, OR home, let our heating technicians at Loren’s Heating & Air handle the job for you. In addition to that warm and cozy feeling that fireplaces provide, having one is also a great way to affordably heat your home. Now that the temperature outside is dropping fast, there’s no better time to invest in a fireplace insert.
Fireplace Insert Installation in Salem
During the winter months, it can be tempting to have your home’s thermostat cranked up 24/7 to keep your household warm. However, this can put a ton of strain on your heating system and cause your monthly bills to skyrocket. For these reasons, many people are choosing to invest in fireplace inserts. These fireplaces can be fueled by gas, wood, or pellets, and they can be an efficient and affordable way to heat part of your home.
When you invest in one of these inserts, you can start enjoying many benefits.
- Great atmosphere
- Affordable heating
- Environmentally friendly heating
- Easy maintenance
Fireplace inserts are a particularly good fit for any household in which much of the residents’ time is spent in the living room. While they aren’t necessarily effective at warming an entire home, they’re great for warming the room that is most used. When you have one installed, the atmosphere of the room is immediately improved. What could be more pleasant than sitting in front of a warm fireplace on a winter night? You can even choose from different types and styles to find one that fits your preferences.
Regardless of fuel type, fireplace inserts also use up far less energy than typical heating systems. As a result, they’re better for the environment and don’t add much to your monthly heating bills. These units are also relatively easy to take care of. Cleaning them regularly is important, and scheduling a professional fireplace inspection once in a while is always wise. Otherwise, maintaining a fireplace insert doesn’t require much time or effort.
At Loren’s Heating & Air, we have been providing fireplace insert services to the Salem area since 1973. Our primary goal is that all of our customers remain warm and comfortable throughout the entire year. The next time you come home from a day at the Oregon Garden, we want you to be able to get cozy and warm up in front of a new fireplace. No job is too big or small for us to handle, and our team will be at your door as quickly as possible to meet your needs.
We are always available to handle your comfort needs. Call us up at Loren’s Heating & Air now to schedule your appointment.
“I am so very pleased with this company! I recommend them to anyone! They are fair, honest and professional!”- Susie N.
“They provided clear answers to my questions on the purchase beforehand. They also responded quickly when I had questions.”- Dawn W.
“I have nothing but praise for the quality and timeliness of their service.”- James R.
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