ComfortAire’s Experts Share Answers to Your Top Fireplace FAQs

With the most experienced staff and largest selection of fireplace products in the Stevens Point and Wisconsin Rapids areas, ComfortAire Heating Cooling Plumbing is your best source for all things warm and toasty. To help you, our experts are sharing answers to your most common fireplace FAQs.

Check them out below, and don’t hesitate to call us if you need more fireplace help: 715-325-3969 in Wisconsin Rapids or 715-342-0911 in Stevens Point.

What’s the Most Cost-Efficient Type of Fireplace?

An electric fireplace is the safest and least expensive—plus, it doesn’t emit pollutants and is actually cool to the touch. Gas fireplaces are more expensive but burn cleaner than wood models. Those wood-burning inserts cost the most and produce more pollutant emissions but win when it comes to overall ambience and charm.

Can I Clean My Own Chimney?

We don’t recommend it—it’s a messy, dangerous job that requires proper tools and training. Call one of our pros for a cleaning and inspection that guarantees safe and proper fireplace operation.

Does My Fireplace Need Regular Maintenance?

Yes! Maintenance and care are crucial to the safety, efficiency, and life of your fireplace, stove, or insert. Routine inspections every year ensure your hearth product is burning at maximum efficiency and extends the life of your unit.

What Type of Wood Should I Burn in My Fireplace?

Hardwoods like oak, hickory, and sugar maple burn the best. However, the wood’s age is what’s most important—use wood that has been cut for six months to prevent creosote buildup and ensure proper operation.

Do I Need to Worry About Carbon Monoxide With a Fireplace?

Yes—make sure your fireplace, stove, or insert is properly installed and vented to prevent any carbon monoxide risk.

What Are the Best Options for Outdoor Hearth Products?

If you grill often and are tired of running out of propane, consider running a gas line directly to your grill—it’s a cheaper and much more convenient option. Likewise, adding a gas starter and line to an outdoor firepit makes starting bonfires easy. It also shuts off immediately, so you don’t have to worry about putting out a fire.

Still Have Questions? Contact ComfortAire Today

If you didn’t find the answer you were looking for—or if you have questions about your indoor air quality or plumbing systems—contact us now: 715-325-3969 in Wisconsin Rapids, 715-342-0911 in Stevens Point, or by email.

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