Summer has nearly arrived in Australia, so cosying up on the couch next to a warm fire is likely the furthest thing from your mind. But in fact, now is the ideal time to start planning home improvement projects to stay comfortable during the chilliest season of the year.
There are a few simple explanations for why you should consider getting a new fireplace this summer, but it really comes down to the fact that doing it now will save you a bigger headache later. In this article, we’ll share three reasons why summer is a great time to replace your current heater.
There’s less demand for service
If you’ve ever had your fireplace break down in the middle of winter, you understand the urgency behind getting it fixed when it’s cold outside. In summer, however, there is less of a resource strain on fireplace vendors, so you can schedule your consultation and installation at a time that’s convenient for you.
During summer, you can select a time for a technician to visit your home without having to interrupt your schedule at the last moment to accommodate it.
Take your time picking what’s right for you
Along the same lines, replacing your fireplace during summertime gives you greater freedom to find the heater that’s best suited for you. You have extra time to research different types of fireplaces, including wood-burning, electric and gas heaters.
When you don’t have to make a time-sensitive decision, you can also shop around to find the fireplace company that’s right for you. You have the freedom to take your time researching different companies’ prices, installation procedures, warranties and product selections.
You’ll have time to test it out
While you may not be keen to fire up your new heater in the middle of January, you can try it out toward the end of summer or early spring. You may even experience a cold front during spring and need to fire up your heater before winter even begins.
Having your heater replaced early represents a considerable benefit in these situations. If you encounter any issues, you’ll have more than enough time to work with the manufacturer to get any problems fixed before winter officially hits. If you waited until winter for installation and you had an issue with your fireplace, you might have to shiver through a few chilly nights before someone could come out to make repairs.
Even if you aren’t ready to make a fireplace purchase just yet, now is the perfect time to start considering your options. Start by deciding if you want a gas, electric, or wood heater, whether you’d like it to be freestanding or in-built and where you’d like it to be placed in your home.
During this research process, make sure to reach out to companies like Lopi, who can work with you to find the best fireplace for your needs. Give us a call on 1800 064 234 or stop by one of our 75 specialist outlets across Australia.