Benefits of Having a Fireplace in Your Home
Do you agree that fireplaces evoke relaxation, coziness, and/or the feelings of love, as surveys reveal? The wonderful ambiance created by home fires is just one of the numerous benefits of having a fireplace in your home. The experts at Guardian Chimney Sweep can help you choose the ideal fireplace for your home or convert an existing wood-
burning fireplace into a gas log set. As for switching to a different fuel type, if you don’t have the fireplace that best fits your lifestyle and preferences, you are likely to miss out on the benefits of fireplaces. Find out more below.
More Affordable Heating Costs
A fireplace does not have to be a mere showpiece that loses up to 90% of the warmth produced by fires, as is the case with traditional masonry fireplaces. Instead of losing most of the heat through the chimney, you can have a fireplace insert installed and cut heating costs. Fireplace inserts are designed to keep the heat contained which causes fireplace efficiency to increase between 70% and 75%. Wood-burning fireplace inserts also burn wood at a slower rate, helping your wood supply last longer.
A Heat Supply During Electricity Outages
Wood-burning and gas-fueled heating appliances can prevent your teeth from chattering when the electricity goes out in winter. If you have a wood-burning stove or a fireplace, you can also cook and heat foods during blackouts. It’s always a good time to gently roast or aggressively char marshmallows over an open hearth. Hot dogs and sausages can be heated on sticks as the blaze provides warmth, providing another welcome treat in a winter emergency.
Eco-Friendly Heat Source
Fireplace inserts and modern fireplaces are remarkably efficient no matter what type of fuel you use. Solid-fuel heating appliances such as fireplaces meet strict EPA requirements. Of the benefits of having a fireplace in your home, your favorite may be that fireplaces produce low emissions, a very earth-friendly thing.
A Variety of Fireplace Options
There are many models of fireplaces to choose from for gas, wood, pellet, and electric fireplaces. If hauling firewood and closely monitoring wood-burning fires doesn’t work well with your lifestyle, you could choose the convenience of a gas, pellet, or electric fireplace. Gas and pellet fireplaces provide plenty of heat during hands-free operation. Electric fireplaces are the least expensive, largely because there are no installation costs involved and a chimney is unnecessary for operation. Simply plug your electric fireplace into a standard electrical outlet in virtually any room of your home. With electric, you don’t even need to activate the “heat” feature. Simply enjoy the virtual flames and the ambiance they produce!
Boost Home Value
Each year, realtors provide feedback on the demand for fireplaces and how much they tend to boost home value. Many different factors can have an impact on how much your fireplace will add to the value of your home. A recent study showed, however, that the average home with a fireplace was selling for 13% more than the national median sale price. Homes with fireplaces tend to average the most views per listing, as well.
Guardian Chimney Sweep Installs Fireplaces
Are you hooked on a feeling only a fireplace can provide? Guardian Chimney Sweep’s CSIA-certified chimney sweeps can help you enjoy the top benefits of having a fireplace in your home. Don’t hesitate to give us a call Guardian Chimney Sweep at any of the numbers below.
Toll-free: (888) 306-6069
Conroe: (936) 271-9781
Houston: (713) 401-2011