Ok, so we all remember studying in school about cavemen and how fire was a tool of survival for them. But, actually, fire was a source of heat to keep from dying from the cold as well as a way to cook food. Don’t get me wrong, I am sure cavemen also enjoyed the fire atmoshphere. Though, at some point in time the fire was harnessed a bit in a fireplace, as well as that fireplace was also a way to cook food as well as stay warm for them and taught to all those who crossed their path. As a heater, it didn’t get much better than a fireplace, I would say for sure. Nowadays, though, fireplaces are not considered that energy and time efficient as far as heating systems go. Honestly, very few people in the industrialized world cook in a fireplace today unless you oare camping or backpacking for fun. For the most part, fireplaces are now used as party spots in a home or bonefires in backyards during the year. Fireplaces are pretty as well as have a certain charm quality they give off. More often than not a fireplace is considered romantic at best. While cuddling up with your significant other next to the crackling fire is delightful, sometimes if you are fortunate enough to go on a ski holiday there will be a main house that serves hot cocoa or hot toddies as well as will have a gigantic fireplace in the middle of the lobby where all the folks gather to hang out. Fireplaces today are wonderful in all regards as they are entirely all about the charm as well as romance. For the most part, no HVAC professional is going to recommend one of these fire places as the best heating system you can get for your home. Though, even so, a lot of people prefer having a fireplace in their home anyway. I have a fireplace in my home, although I hardly ever use it and I even have a firepit in my yard!