Something that I really love about the winter months is using our fireplace. While I do of course keep the gas furnace going, there’s nothing like the fireplace which adds such a nice ambience to our humble household. It’s especially nice when we have family over or company. Everybody loves to gather around the fireplace and drink hot coffee or cocoa. I love to just relax with my wife in our comfy chairs while relaxing near the fireplace. It keeps us nice and toasty. When we are utilizing the fireplace, I love to lower the thermostat settings so we can enjoy the fireplace even more. It even allows us to save on the heating bills when we utilize the fireplace often. Of course I have to split a lot of wood to keep the fireplace going, but honestly it is well worth it! It also gives me peace of mind knowing that if for some reason I experience troubles with the heating system, we can depend on the fireplace to keep us from freezing in the winter. I don’t expect anything like that to ever happen though because I always regularly have my heating system tuned up before the winter arrives. This way I know that we’ll be okay through the cold season. I would definitely feel irresponsible if I were not to get a proper tune-up on the heating system before the winter. I also have the chimney cleaned and the fireplace checked for safety. This way we know we will make it through the cold season just fine without any sort of complications.