With the desire for modern conveniences, some plans for new homes may not include fireplaces. Some people might think that they are a bit old fashioned, and others might just say that they are unnecessary. Nowadays, it is not high on the list for prospective home buyers. There may be good reasons for passing on this fixture, but don’t rule it out of your plans just yet.
Adding to the Ambience
Few things add to the warmth and ambience of a home like a beautiful fireplace. It is not difficult to find contemporary designs to suit even the most modern interior settings. This is a great place for a romantic evening, or to just relax with the family.
Professional Chimney Cleaning
Some homeowners are concerned about maintaining their chimneys and avoiding fires. You may be surprised at how easy it is to find a qualified chimney sweep in your area. A chimney sweep can provide you with essential fireplace safety tips for the entire family. You can schedule appointments for annual chimney cleanings and inspections, and use your fireplace without worry.
Lower Heating Costs
Heating a home can be expensive, so you can look at the fireplace as a way to save a lot of money. Wood for the fireplace is cheap and easy to access. You might even be able to source this wood for free. It costs more to provide heat for a room using fuel, than it would to use wood for the same amount of heat. In fact, some homeowners use wood stoves, fireplaces and pellet stoves more than the central heating in their homes to keep their costs down.
Anything can happen during a really harsh winter, so it is wise to have a backup heating source. If your home loses power, or you run out of fuel, things could become very unpleasant in your home. Having a fireplace and a supply of wood ensures that you are ready for anything winter can throw at you.
Environmentally Friendly Heating
If you have concerns about the burning of fossil fuels, a fireplace can help reduce your carbon footprint. Wood for the fireplace is renewable, and you can buy from a supplier that utilizes sustainable methods of wood procurement.
You might think that the fireplace has outlived its usefulness, but it still has a lot to offer. Even the most modern home can benefit from a great fireplace and amazing chimney. Give us a call at 610-626-2439 if Lou Curley’s Chimney Service can assist you with your chimney needs this year. Make sure to schedule your post-winter chimney inspection and cleaning by spring so we can get you on the schedule. Don’t wait until the end of summer, because that’s when our rush starts. Plan early and get it over with early.