Once you’ve had a fireplace in your home, you won’t want to give it up. Whether you have a traditional fireplace or opt for a modern firebox or electric fireplace there are many benefits to having a fireplace in your home.
While a wood-burning hearth is a classic and timeless feature for many homes modern electric fireplaces and fireboxes can make it easier and less expensive to install a fireplace in your home. They need less ventilation and don’t require a chimney, which is something many modern homes don’t have.
Check out these five reasons why you should always have a fireplace in your home, either a wood burning hearth or an electric fireplace:
Keeping Your Home Comfortable
No matter how good your heating system is, there are going to be some drafty spots in your home. Usually, those drafty areas are in bedrooms but there can be drafts in the living room too.
A fire hearth in the bedroom or in the living room will give you the additional warmth that you need to keep your home cozy and comfortable without increasing your heating bill.
If you want to make your bedroom a warm oasis or make the family room a place where everyone wants to be then having a fire hearth is a great way to do that.
Energy efficiency and keeping heating costs low is on every homeowner’s mind these days as utility costs are skyrocketing. Having a hearth in the main living area of the home and in the bedrooms can keep your utility bills low by providing substantial heat that won’t tax your heating system.
Curling up in front of a fire, either in a wood burning fireplace or an electric fireplace, will boost the energy efficiency of your home and help keep your heating bills down in the fall and the winter seasons.
Beautiful Fireplace Décor Element
A warm and inviting fire in a fireplace in the living room, dining room, or family room makes people want to gather in that room. When you’re entertaining your guests will naturally gravitate towards the roaring fire, especially during the holiday season.
A hearth is one of those things that are synonymous with holiday entertainment. And even when you’re not entertaining a fireplace is a fantastic decorative element that makes your living space the kind of cozy and relaxing spot where you can shake off the stress of the day and spend some time with the people that you love.
Use Up The Old Fireplace-Wood
If you have a wood-burning hearth then you can use up all the old wood that you have lying around by using it for fires. And if there were a power outage or some other kind of emergency you could still have the heat you need to keep your house warm and comfortable and you would still be able to cook as long as there was some wood nearby.
If you live in an area where natural disasters are becoming more common having an efficient wood-burning hearth is not just fun for relaxing and entertaining it’s also a great survival strategy in case the power goes out for several days.
You and your family will be able to stay warm and eat hot meals thanks to your wood burning hearth.
Use Your Fireplace All Year Long
If you have an electric fireplace, then you’ll be able to enjoy that fireplace all year long. Sometimes summer nights can be chilly, especially as autumn approaches. And it can stay quite cool at night right up through the spring.
Having an electric fireplace in your living room or bedroom gives you the luxury to always stay warm and toasty without having to put the heat on. When you just want a little boost of warmth then an electric fireplace is a perfect thing to use.
If you want to take your entertaining to the next level or if you want to be able to enjoy your outdoor space then adding an outdoor hearth to a deck or patio is a great way to do that.
You can sit outside with coffee on chilly mornings and enjoy the beautiful sky and the landscape without being too cold. You can host holiday outdoor parties outdoors even when there’s snow on the ground which will make for some really fun holiday gatherings.
And you can also just get some extra quality time with your family outdoors without worrying about being too cold when you have an outdoor hearth. Outdoor fire hearths are also the perfect spot to make treats like s’mores or to roast marshmallows throughout the year, even on summer nights.
Adding an outdoor hearth is more affordable than you might think and it’s a fantastic way to make the best use of the outdoor space that you have.
A fireplace can drive up the value of your home. The only shortcoming that comes with owning a fireplace is the chimney. You want to maintain and clean your chimney in order to keep your home safe from chimney odors compiled by creosote and grime inside your chimney. At Vertical Chimney Care, we take care of your chimney with care. Contact us to speak with a specialist!