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Best Fireplaces For Allergies And Asthma

If you're a victim of seasonal or environmental allergies or asthma, you understand the frustrating struggle that pollutants can cause. It’s difficult to keep symptoms under control and added environmental stressors can make it more difficult. If you own a home with a fireplace, it’s possible that fires can aggravate symptoms. Unfortunately, if you have a traditional fireplace, you may be right.

Fireplace & Allergies

Smoke may be a trigger for your allergies or asthma, and, in turn, it may be making your symptoms worse or even unbearable. In a traditional chimney, smoke gets carried up and out the chimney, but even the smallest particulars can linger and aggravate your symptoms. Your eyes, nose, or respiratory system are especially susceptible to pollutants. Does this sound similar to your struggle? Let’s take a look at some alternatives. 

Fireplace Alternatives

Below are some options that take away air pollution or particles that can linger in your house from fires in traditional fireplaces. Some can even keep real flames in the picture, while others completely remove that part which can be best for you. 

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Below are some details about a few of the options out there that may work for you. 

Pellet Stoves

Pellet stoves still offer a warm, toasty fire and may still have some byproducts, but most of it is vented outdoors. Vents can be installed to guide any pollution out more efficiently that can be irritating for allergies or asthma. This option may be the closest solution if you’re not quite ready to let go of the real fire.

Gas Fireplace

Gas fireplaces still provide fire but turn on and off with the turn of a dial or click of a button. They’re typically installed as inserts into an existing fireplace, but they can also be a part of a new build. This option is powered by natural gas, completely removing particles that can be irritating. This may require fire professionals to install a gas line. But, once installed, it’s simple to use and low maintenance.

Electric Fireplace

The electric fireplace removes the fire altogether for the most part, but they typically have LED displays of fire burning while emitting heat. This is another option that completely removes any particles in the air of your home. However, if electric bill costs are a concern, they can get expensive because electric costs can be pricey.

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Call Twin City to Speak About Fireplace Options Today!

Allergies and asthma can be made worse by certain fireplaces. Make sure to call the experts at Twin City Fireplace, Masonry, and Chimney to learn about your options for improved quality of living. We’re a full-service, family-owned fireplace showroom with locations in Edina and Woodbury, MN. Our staff is highly experienced and knowledgeable and will make sure your chimney is ready to go.

We’re licensed general contractors, gas fitters, and skilled masons to give you a seamless experience from the first call to the finished installation. Contact us today in Edina at 952-941-2685 or Woodbury at 651-204-0112.