By comparing modern homes to those built in the 1970s, you can see that fireplaces are not going out of style anytime soon! In fact, today 60 percent of new homes have a fireplace. What’s more, a 2012 survey reveals that a fireplace is an amenity homebuyers most want in a house. Not only is a homebuyer more likely to buy a home with a fireplace, but they even spend more money in order to have a home with at least one fireplace!
There isn’t any evidence that homebuyers care what type of fireplace is in the home, but it can be assumed the more efficient the better. When you choose a low-maintenance, efficient fireplace, the value rises. You may not be looking to sell your home, but there is always a good reason to add value to your home—especially with a fireplace.
- Refinancing. If you’re looking to refinance your mortgage loan, you can get a substantially lower interest rate if you update the home and increase value.
- Entertaining. If you love to host work or holiday parties, you could benefit from an upgrade. A fireplace is great for entertaining, offering the ambiance and comfort needed for parties year round.
- Supplementing Heat. When you choose to install a fireplace in your home, you’re investing in a zone heater that will bring your home heating cost down. If you choose a wood fireplace, you can save by cutting your own wood. If you choose a gas fireplace, you save by its highly efficient technology.
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Every stove, appliance, and fireplace that Pristine Sweeps sells is top-of-the-market. We sell, install, service, and repair the best.
When you install a fireplace it adds value to your home immediately, but you can just as easily lose value by letting a fireplace and chimney system fall into disrepair. Once you have your dream fireplace, you want to maintain it for your safety and comfort, and to maintain the value of your home. Schedule chimney sweeps and inspections to avoid a costly repair later. In order to avoid a costly chimney repair, you may choose to install a vent-free, or direct-vent fireplace into your existing hearth, bypassing the chimney. This type of conversion can be done by a certified chimney sweep and adds value to the home just like any fireplace. In fact, gas sets and inserts are some of the most efficient appliances on the market—exactly what brings value to a home. Once you have your dream fireplace, you want to maintain it for your safety and comfort, and to maintain the value of your home. Schedule chimney sweeps and inspections to avoid a costly repair later.
If you’re looking to make a change, a fireplace expert at Pristine Sweeps is a phone call away. Call 206-574-8414 or make an appointment online.