A beautiful fireplace can tie a room together and become the centerpiece of any room for visitors to “ooh” and “ahh” over for years to come. With the wide variety of options, you may be wondering where to begin when choosing that perfect fireplace. Don’t fret! Rettinger Fireplace Systems, a leader in indoor and outdoor fireplaces in South Jersey, has you covered with the questions you need to ask yourself before making a purchase.

How much maintenance do you want with your fireplace?

The various types of fireplaces offer different levels of maintenance, and your willingness to maintain your new system will determine which type of fireplace you should invest in. For example, gas fireplaces are ideal for homeowners who want low maintenance. They offer the highest level of convenience since fires start in seconds, and there’s no ash or chimney to be cleaned. Wood fireplaces require more maintenance, from hauling and stacking cordwood, building fires, disposing of ashes, and having the chimney swept annually.

What is your budget?

There are various price points for fireplaces. For homeowners looking for basic units that are budget-friendly and functional, to premium models with all the bells and whistles, you have plenty of options to choose from.

How much heat output do you expect?

A fireplace can work perfectly in conjunction with your home’s heating system to zone heat rooms where your friends and family spend a lot of time. A fireplace can help to reduce home heating bills by 20 to 40 percent, but it’s always best to speak with a fireplace expert to determine which fireplace option will fit your heating needs for your space.

Do You Want to Be “Eco-Friendly?”

If you care about living a more “green” lifestyle, a fireplace is an investment you can feel right about. A direct vent gas fireplace has intermittent pilot ignition systems that reduce energy consumption compared to the standard pilot ignitions. If your heart is set on a wood-burning fireplace, don’t worry, they offer EPA certified fireplaces.

Once you’ve answered the basic questions above, you can feel more confident about investing a fireplace from Rettinger Fireplace Systems and will be on your way to enjoying the colder months more than ever.

In fact, check out our convenient buying checklist below to help you narrow down further what you’re looking for before stepping into our showroom!

Think you’re ready to make a purchase? Give us a call at 833-GET-RETT or visit our showroom in Voorhees, NJ, to view some of our indoor fireplaces and custom outdoor fire pits for sale in South Jersey! Click here for directions.