What you focus on is what you get. If you don’t like your surroundings then start changing the way you think. Start noticing all the wonderful things around you. Start appreciating what you have. (Something I need to remember too.
The hearth and the Salamander can also mean happiness and if Montag chose to be happy or not. The two things in his life his home and his work. Did it really make him happy. He chose happiness over this home and his work by reading the books.