Benefits of Having a Fireplace in Your Home
When looking for a new home, many buyers lean more towards those that come equipped with a fireplace because not only does it add a sense of comfort to the house, but it also adds an architectural element to both the interior, and exterior. There are several benefits that go beyond the aforementioned as to why having a home with a fireplace is a good investment, and that's aside from being relatively easy to maintain.
There's something soothing about having a fireplace and chimney, and that's a universal feeling - otherwise there wouldn't be a television station during the holidays that is just of a burning fire. So, with that being said, what are some of the other benefits of having a home with a fireplace? Well, we're here to tell you.
5 Benefits of Having a Fireplace in Your Home
If you live up north or anywhere that has a significant temperature drop during the winter, not having a fireplace will reflect on your energy bill. Heating your home can be expensive, but if you have a functioning fireplace with a properly lined chimney, you'll notice you're paying a far less amount.
Walking into a home during the holiday's that has a lit fireplace is somewhat of a universal ritual. Fires are warm and welcoming, plus they make your home smell fantastic. Plus, there's always the other winter nights when you have a new book to read and you can just curl up next to the fireplace and enjoy. Sounds pretty ideal.
Aside from being able to curl up next to it during the holiday's fireplaces are practical in the event there is a power outage. During the recent snow storm up north, many in Massachusetts had to resort to cooking food in their fireplaces due to losing power for a significant amount of time. Even if there isn't a power outage, it's always fun to make s'mores over and open fire -- how they're supposed to be made.
Use Up Old Wood
Too many trees in your backyard or have some that fell? Grab your axe out of the garage and cut yourself some logs to burn. There's no reason to throw out perfectly good wood or to call someone to remove it, just chop it up and burn it. All it takes is a little bit of labor to keep your home warm rather than going out to buy wood.
Having a fireplace in your home gives you so much independence when it comes to dealing with utility companies. When you have a fireplace, you control how much fuel you need and when you want to heat your home. Plus, you don't have to continuously keep adjusting the thermostat.
Chimney Repairs and Parts
If you have a chimney that is either outdated (common in homes built before the 1940s), or needs a repair, we can help. At Fireside Chimney Supply, we supply chimney liner kits, as well as other useful tools and parts to keep your fireplace running properly and safe.