For a moment, forget about your resolution to quit a nasty habit or take up a healthy replacement. Set aside for a second all those resolves for a leaner, shinier 2017 model of You. Besides, by the time March 1 rolls around, how many of those resolutions will even be remembered?

Make this your New Year’s Resolution 23: Update your home’s fireplace.

That’s doable. Even before March 1.

The update can be aesthetic (such as a new mantel) or functional (such as a new fireplace grate or hood). As for a combined functional and aesthetic upgrade, you can take several approaches toward achieving improved fireplace efficiency while maintaining or enhancing beauty.

Northeastern Fireplace & Design can help you sensibly sort out fireplace upgrades for 2017.

For one thing, you can change your fuel source. Updating may mean transitioning from wood to another source of heat.

Northeastern Fireplace & Design offers a bountiful selection of high-efficiency, clean-burning, EPA-approved fireplaces from leading manufacturers.

An obvious option regarding a change of fuel source is: go electric. Electric fireplaces are ideal for many homeowners. Electric units yield a good heat output, they can go virtually anywhere in your home, and they don’t give off emissions from combustion. You can’t beat them for convenience. You don’t have to worry about loading fuel or starting and maintaining a fire.

Another convenient and reliable fireplace upgrade is a gas/propane fireplace. As with electric fireplaces, gas or propane fireplaces offer ease of use. Forget about stacking wood; don’t worry about ash cleanup. And ease your mind as to whether a wood fire has burned out or if it needs tending. Plus, you can control the heat output and flame.

Even if you want to continue using wood in your fireplace, be aware that all sorts of improvements make for a better experience for your family and for the environment. Today’s technologically advanced wood-burning fireplaces are far superior to those of yesteryear — in efficiency, heat output, and eco-friendliness.

You owe it to yourself to take the next step.

Step into our showroom and learn about what an upgrade can mean for you. Our trained professionals are good at scoping out our customer’s personal needs, and they can tell you how which fireplace upgrade is right for you — and how it will translate into long-term savings for you.

Another alternative is a fireplace insert. By adding an insert or other technological improvement, you can build on the beauty and function you already enjoy in your home.

Visit our showroom to experience before your own eyes the extensive variety of fireplaces we are proud and privileged to offer. Our Selkirk, NY showroom is just a short drive away or reachable by phone at (518) 767-9314.

Thousands of satisfied customers throughout the Capital District, western Massachusetts, eastern New York and beyond serve as our greatest testimonial of quality service and workmanship.

We can’t help you with your personal resolutions for 2017, but we are resolved to help you upgrade your fireplace.